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Mail service to Keesler AFB suspended

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AETCNS) -- The United States Postal Service has announced a suspension of express mail service, and standard and periodicals mail acceptance - from any source - to several ZIP Codes in the gulf coast region struck by Hurricane Katrina, including Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

The emergency actions have been taken as a result of "severe facility damage, evacuations and other issues resulting from the hurricane," according to USPS officials.

"We request that official agencies do not put any mail intended for Keesler Air Force Base into the mail system at this time," said Senior Master Sgt. Salvador Orozpe, command official mail and electronic information manager. "All mail is being stopped at processing distribution centers, because there's no infrastructure to support the mail flow. We appreciate the cooperation of all organizations to help alleviate unnecessary mail back ups."

The following three-digit ZIP Code ranges are affected: 369, 393, 394, 395, 396, 700, 701 and 704.

The USPS is working on plans to address the handling of standard and periodicals mail already in the mailstream and addressed for delivery to the eight suspended ZIP Codes, according to the service's website.

For more information and service updates visit the USPS website at: www.usps.com. Click on "Service Updates, Hurricane Katrina."
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