Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan-Lance Cpl.
Tiffany Webster, a postal clerk with Headquarters and
Service Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) sorts
through mail at the postal warehouse April 12, at Camp
Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Webster and the other postal
Marines handle all the mail that Regional Command South
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Aghanistan (4/19/2010 - MCN) — The Marines at the postal
warehouse persevere through extreme heat and vicious sand storms to ensure they
complete their mission of delivering mail to the Marines and sailors of Regional
The process starts at the flight line, where a Marine signs and accounts for all
the mail that arrives. After the mail is retrieved from the flight line it is
then brought back to the warehouse where the Marines sort through truckloads of
packages and thousands of letters. To ensure safety of Marines and sailors, some
packages are sent through x-ray machines and some are hand inspected for any
prohibited items like drugs and alcohol.
The process of receiving mail from the states can take up to 10 days, but there
is a quicker alternative called Moto Mail. A family member or friend can setup
an account at MotoMail.us and enter a Marine's information and mailing address,
type the letter and click send. The letter is then sent to postal Marines at the
forward operating base to print and be delivered.
"[Moto Mail] is a quick and easy way for [friends and family] to get messages to
the Marines out here," said Lance Cpl. Tiffany Webster, a postal clerk with
Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward).
The postal Marines never give up on their mission of ensuring each letter and
package gets to the intended recipient.