MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Marines at the post office now provide mobile post office locations to station residents at Marine Corps Air station.
The mobile post office locations offer convenient drop-off areas for customers to send Iwakuni, Japan, from Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2015.their holiday mail while also meeting the U.S. postal service mailing deadlines.
“The main focus was to get to the public and build community relations by bringing our postal services to them,” said Staff Sgt. Allen Elisara, postal finance officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron. “Instead of having them make the trip all the way over to the post office, we decided to provide convenient locations for everyone.”
Despite the increased work load, postal Marines are expected to battle through this busy holiday season to ensure mail is sent and received on time.
“When it comes to the November and December time frame, there is a lot of incoming and outgoing mail,” said Lance Cpl. Natalie Mullin, postal clerk with H&HS. “We get cans full of mail that come in on the airlines and we usually get three to five cans a week, but since it’s the holiday season we can expect to get at least eight a week.”
Station residents are not required to undertake additional processes or paperwork to send their mail through the mobile post offices.
“All we need from everyone is a provided to and from address, and a customs form,” said Elisara. “We have priority boxes available and if they have everything ready, they can just bring it over.”
For additional information, please contact the Mainside Post Office at 253-3114.