Video: Military mom heartbroken after heirloom American flag goes missing in the mail

DENVER – A military mom is heartbroken after she mailed her deployed son a family treasure, only to have it go missing the mail. Donna McNulty, a retired police officer, said she wanted her son, Grant, to have the American flag that belonged to his late grandfather, also a serviceman. “So he would have a […]

USPS recommended mailing dates for troops overseas

WASHINGTON — Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving around the world. Helping to get packages on their way, the […]

Chicago Airport backlog causing delays in mail sent to service members overseas

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 […]

Postal Worker charged with fraudulent receipt of benefits from VA and workers comp

BUFFALO, N.Y.– U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Richard Klaffka, 56, of Holland, N.Y., was charged by criminal complaint in connection with the defendant’s receipt of benefits from the Veterans’ Administration and Workers’ Compensation under false pretenses. Klaffka is charged with making false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, and fraud. The charges […]

Lawmakers Fight Back Against Predatory Lending to Federal, Postal Retirees

Next week Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-MA) will introduce the ASSURE (Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement) Act. The bill would protect federal, postal and military retirees by expanding the Truth in Lending Act disclosure provisions to any situation where a federal or military pension is used in consideration for […]

USPS releases recommended military mailing dates for 2013 holidays

USPS has released the recommended mailing dates customers should follow to make sure members of the armed services and others serving overseas receive holiday packages in time for the holidays.To ensure timely delivery of holiday packages and cards by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, or Diplomatic Post Office (APO/FPO/DPO) addresses overseas, […]

New FMLA Rules Increase Time Off To Help Care For Veteran, Active-Duty Relatives

Postal employees will have more opportunities to take time off work to help family members who are military service members or veterans under new rules mandated by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The law, signed late last year by President Obama, allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave […]