You've got mail #USSGeorgeWashington, a lot of it!
CORAL SEA (NNS) -- Logistics specialists from Supply Department's S-1P division, assisted by departmental mail orderlies, received and distributed approximately 40,000 pounds of mail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) following a goodwill port visit to Brisbane, Australia. Due to operational commitments, approximately six to seven thousand boxes of mail were sent to Australia because mail could not travel directly to the ship via carrier on board delivery (COD) as usual. "Due to unavoidable circumstances we had limited COD availability. So all mail was consolidated in [Australia] for us to pick up when we arrived," said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Zenon Zurceno, from San Diego. According to Zurceno, George Washington typically receives only 500 to 600 pieces of mail while at sea, which equates to approximately three to four thousand ...