29 Aug '16, 10pm

Deployed #USArmy Soldiers receive a taste of home from postal teams

Deployed #USArmy Soldiers receive a taste of home from postal teams

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. Soldiers on a remote base in the Middle East have few of the accommodations found back home in the states. They live, work, and eat in rows of tents while walking on ever-present sand past concrete walls and portable restrooms. The Army dictates the contents of most tents toward operational requirements, but there is one tent where Soldiers receive personal conveniences, amenities, and even the tastes of home. That place is the mail tent. "Even with the upgrade of technology like Skype, there's nothing better than getting a paper letter in the mail," said Maj. Lonnie Strickland, the executive officer with 1st Battalion, 182nd Field Artillery. "Whether it's a mom or wife sending cookies, or a friend sending blankets, there's nothing that shows more support than physical mail." Soldiers from Alpha Detachment of 4th Platoon, 912th Human Resource Company,...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/174145/

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