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Airport backlog causing delays in mail sent to service members overseas

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-10 10:28:28-04

Norfolk, Va. – A backlog of mail at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is causing mail sent to service members stationed in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia to be delayed

An announcement posted by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella says an estimated 56 containers of mail are backlogged at the airport.

The U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General and senior military postal authorities at the Department of Defense are investigating the causes of the backlog and searching for ways to clear it, according to the announcement.