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The 101st is now deployed. Here are instructions and the addresses for sending mail. Mail addressed to ANY SOLDIER will not be delivered.

FACT SHEET

  SUBJECT:  Postal Operations 

  1.    PURPOSE:  To provide families of deploying soldiers mailing restrictions, mailing address format, and mailing addresses for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) units. 

2.    FACTS.

    a.  Mailing Restrictions:

     (1)  Free mail is authorized from deployed locations only.  Mail originating for delivery within the theater will not require payment of postage.

     2)   Until lifted by Commander, Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), mail will be limited to letters, video cassettes, and audio cassettes weighing 13 ounces or less.  This limitation does not apply to official mail.

     (3)   The following items may not be mailed: 

       (a)  Securities, currency or precious metals in their raw un-manufactured state.

       (b)  Mail addressed “Any Service Member,” or similar wording such as “Any Soldier,” “Sailor,” “Airman,” or “Marine,” “Military Mail,” etc.  Mail must be addressed to an individual or job title such as “Commander,” “Commanding Officer,” etc.

       (c)  Obscene articles, prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, horror comics or matrices, and any materials depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic material, or sexual items.

       (d)  Any matter containing religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith. Firearms of any type.

      (e)   Pork or pork by-products.

       (f)    Fruits, animals, and living plants.

       (g)   Alcoholic beverages.

       (i)  Materials used in the production of alcoholic beverages (for example:  distilling material, hops, malts, yeast, etc.).

    b.  Mailing Address Format:

Rank/Name

Deployed Unit Name

Deployed Unit Number

APO AE 09325- +4 digit zip code

  Example

SPC Joe Smith

HHC, 1-327th IN

Unit # 96017

APO AE 09325-6017

      c.  Mailing Addresses:  Provided below are deployed postal addresses for units in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault):  

 

UNIT:  101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

ROUTING: JFK-KWI

UNIT DEPLOYED WITHIN              CENTCOM'S AOR

LOCATION

CONTINGENCY MAILING ADDRESS

UNIT ELEMENTS

UNIT NUMBER

APO AE ZIP CODE

+4

HHC, 1 BCT

96016

09325

6016

  HHC, 1-327TH IN

96017

09325

6017

  A/1-327

96018

09325

6018

  B/1-327

96019

09325

6019

  C/1-327

96020

09325

6020

  D/1-327

96021

09325

6021

  HHC, 2-327TH IN

96022

09325

6022

  A/2-327

96023

09325

6023

  B/2-327

96024

09325

6024

  C/2-327

96025

09325

6025

  D/2-327

96026

09325

6026

  HHC, 3-327TH IN

96027

09325

6027

  A/3-327

96028

09325

6028

  B/3-327

96029

09325

6029

  C/3-327

96030

09325

6030

  D/3-327

96031

09325

6031

  HHB, 2-320 FA BN

96032

09325

6032

  A/2-320 FA BN

96033

09325

6033

  B/2-320 FA BN

96034

09325

6034

  C/2-320 FA BN

96035

09325

6035

  HQ/A, 426 FSB

96036

09325

6036

  B/426 FSB

96037

09325

6037

  C/426 FSB

96038

09325

6038

  A/2-44 ADA

96039

09325

6039

  A/326 EN

96040

09325

6040

  A/311 MI

96041

09325

6041

  1/63 CHEM CO

96042

09325

6042

  1/101 MP CO

96043

09325

6043

HHC, 2 BCT

96044

09325

6044

  HHC, 1-502D IN

96045

09325

6045

  A/1-502

96046

09325

6046

  B/1-502

96047

09325

6047

  C/1-502

96048

09325

6048

  D/1-502

96049

09325

6049

  HHC, 2-502D IN

96050

09325

6050

  A/2-502

96051

09325

6051

  B/2-502

96052

09325

6052

  C/2-502

96053

09325

6053

  D/2-502

96054

09325

6054

  HHC, 3-502D IN

96055

09325

6055

  A/3-502

96056

09325

6056

  B/3-502

96057

09325

6057

  C/3-502

96058

09325

6058

  D/3-502

96059

09325

6059

  HHB, 1-320 FA BN

96060

09325

6060

  A/1-320 FA BN

96061

09325

6061

  B/1-320 FA BN

96062

09325

6062

  C/1-320 FA BN

96063

09325

6063

  HQ/A, 526 FSB

96064

09325

6064

  B/526 FSB

96065

09325

6065

  C/526 FSB

96066

09325

6066

  B/2-44 ADA

96067

09325

6067

  B/326 EN

96068

09325

6068

  B/311 MI

96069

09325

6069

  2/63 CHEM CO

96070

09325

6070

  2/101 MP CO

96071

09325

6071

HHC, 3 BCT

96072

09325

6072

  HHC, 1-187TH IN

96073

09325

6073

  A/1-187 IN

96074

09325

6074

  B/1-187 IN

96075

09325

6075

  C/1-187 IN

96076

09325

6076

  D/1-187 IN

96077

09325

6077

  HHC, 2-187TH IN

96078

09325

6078

  A/2-187 IN

96079

09325

6079

  B/2-187 IN

96080

09325

6080

  C/2-187 IN

96081

09325

6081

  D/2-187 IN

96082

09325

6082

  HHC, 3-187TH IN

96083

09325

6083

  A/3-187 IN

96084

09325

6084

  B/3-187 IN

96085

09325

6085

  C/3-187 IN

96086

09325

6086

  D/3-187 IN

96087

09325

6087

  HHB, 3-320 FA BN

96088

09325

6088

  A/3-320 FA BN

96089

09325

6089

  B/3-320 FA BN

96090

09325

6090

  C/3-320 FA BN

96091

09325

6091

  HQ/A, 626 FSB

96092

09325

6092

  B/626 FSB

96093

09325

6093

  C/626 FSB

96094

09325

6094

  C/2-44 ADA

96095

09325

6095

  C/326 EN

96096

09325

6096

  C/311 MI

96097

09325

6097

  3/63 CHEM CO

96098

09325

6098

  3/101 MP CO

96099

09325

6099

HHC, 101 AVN BDE

96100

09325

6100

  HHC, 1-101 ATKHB

96101

09325

6101

  A/1-101 ATKHB

96102

09325

6102

  B/1-101 ATKHB

96103

09325

6103

  C/1-101 ATKHB

96104

09325

6104

  D/1-101 ATKHB

96105

09325

6105

  HHC, 2-101 ATKHB

96106

09325

6106

  A/2-101 ATKHB

96107

09325

6107

  B/2-101 ATKHB

96108

09325

6108

  C/2-101 ATKHB

96109

09325

6109

  D/2-101 ATKHB

96110

09325

6110

  HHC, 3-101 ATKHB

96111

09325

6111

  A/3-101 ATKHB

96112

09325

6112

  B/3-101 ATKHB

96113

09325

6113

  C/3-101 ATKHB

96114

09325

6114

  D/3-101 ATKHB

96115

09325

6115

  HHC, 6-101 CAB

96116

09325

6116

  A/6-101 CAB

96117

09325

6117

  B/6-101 CAB

96118

09325

6118

  C/6-101 CAB

96119

09325

6119

  D/6-101 CAB

96120

09325

6120

  PATH FINDER CO

96121

09325

6121

  HHT, 2-17 CAV

96122

09325

6122

  A/2-17 CAV

96123

09325

6123

  B/2-17 CAV

96124

09325

6124

  C/2-17 CAV

96125

09325

6125

  D/2-17 CAV

96126

09325

6126

  E/2-17 CAV

96127

09325

6127

HHC, 159TH AVN BDE

96128

09325

6128

  HHC, 4-101 AHB

96129

09325

6129

  A/4-101 AHB

96130

09325

6130

  B/4-101 AHB

96131

09325

6131

  C/4-101 AHB

96132

09325

6132

  HHC, 5-101 AHB

96133

09325

6133

  A/5-101 AHB

96134

09325

6134

  B/5-101 AHB

96135

09325

6135

  C/5-101 AHB

96136

09325

6136

  HHC, 7-101 AVN

96137

09325

6137

  A/7-101 AVN

96138

09325

6138

  B/7-101 AVN

96139

09325

6139

  C/7-101 AVN

96140

09325

6140

  HHC, 9-101 AHB

96141

09325

6141

  A/9-101 AHB

96142

09325

6142

  B/9-101 AHB

96143

09325

6143

  C/9-101 AHB

96144

09325

6144

 C/158 AVN REGT

96145

09325

6145

HHB, DIVARTY

96146

09325

6146

  2D FA DET

96147

09325

6147

  C/1-377 FA RGT

96148

09325

6148

DISCOM

96149

09325

6149

  HHC, DISCOM

96150

09325

6150

  HQ/A, 801 MSB

96151

09325

6151

  B/801 MSB

96152

09325

6152

  C/801 MSB

96153

09325

6153

  D/801 MSB

96154

09325

6154

  E/801 MSB

96155

09325

6155

  HHC, 8-101 AVN

96156

09325

6156

  A/8-101 AVN

96157

09325

6157

  B/8-101 AVN

96158

09325

6158

  C/8-101 AVN

96159

09325

6159

  50TH MED

96160

09325

6160

DREAR

96161

09325

6161

 HHC/101 SSB

96162

09325

6162

 A/101 SSB

96163

09325

6163

 B/101 SSB

96164

09325

6164

 C/101 SSB

96165

09325

6165

 D/101 SSB

96166

09325

6166

 REPL DET/101 SSB

96167

09325

6167

 613 MCT

96168

09325

6168

 101 MP

96169

09325

6169

 101 ROC

96170

09325

6170

 101 ADD

96171

09325

6171

  D/2-44 ADA

96189

09325

6189

ACP

96172

09325

6172

 FES/B/501

96173

09325

6173

 SHARK/C/501

96174

09325

6174

DMAIN

96175

09325

6175

 HHC, DIV

96176

09325

6176

 101 DIV BAND

96177

09325

6177

 19TH ASOS

96178

09325

6178

 63 CHEM CO

96179

09325

6179

 HHC/501 SIG

96180

09325

6180

 A/501 SIG

96181

09325

6181

 B/501 SIG

96182

09325

6182

 C/501 SIG

96183

09325

6183

 HHC/311 MI

96184

09325

6184

 LRSD/311 MI

96185

09325

6185

 HHC, 326 EN

96186

09325

6186

 HHC, 2-44 ADA

96187

09325

6187

 D/311 MI

96188

09325

6188

  d.  APO Addresses for 101st Corps Support Group units were provided separately by 3d COSCOM.

  3.  Points of contact are 2LT Julie Fullem or SGT Michael Brown, G1, 798-6413/9884.

  JOSEPH R. CALLOWAY, MAJ, GS, ACofS, G1

 

Hey Guys,

I called the Public Affairs office at Fort Campbell this morning to find out how we can
send stuff to B-501 (where ever they are right now). A nice young lady told me there is no current available way we can do that directly because the post 9/11 policy is still in effect (i.e. anthrax). She told me to call back in about a month and maybe then she can give me more specific information. In the mean time she emailed me a list of sites of all we can do right now to support our 101st troops which I have included as text below:.
Evidently this is the same, but still current, letter from the DOD that was put out before
XMAS (12/12/02).

-----------------

Thank you for your support and interest for the soldiers of the 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault).  As I stated in our phone conversation we
do not have mailing addresses at this time for soldiers who are deploying in
support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  However, here are the websites you
can contact/support military members who are deployed.
Again, thank you for your support.
Sherry Orlando, Public Affairs Office

NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense
No. 623-02
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2002

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
With the holidays approaching, thousands of Americans are again asking what
they can do to show their support for servicemembers, especially those
serving overseas in this time of war. Below are Web sites for several
organizations that are sponsoring programs for members of the Armed Forces
overseas. While it would be inappropriate for the Department to endorse any
specifically, servicemembers do value and appreciate such expressions of
support:
Donate a calling card to help keep servicemembers in
touch with their families at Operation Uplink at
http://www.operationuplink.org/
Send a greeting via e-mail through Operation Dear Abby
at http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/ or
www.OperationDearAbby.net: http://www.OperationDearAbby.net
Sign a virtual thank you card at the Defend America:
http://www.defendamerica.mil/
Web site at http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html
Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:
http://www.aerhq.org/links.htm:
Army Emergency Relief at http://www.aerhq.org/
Navy/Marine Relief Society at http://www.nmcrs.org/
Air Force Aid Society at http://www.afas.org/
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at http://www.cgmahq.org/
Donate to "Operation USO Care Package" at
http://www.usometrodc.org/care.html
Support the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency
Services at http://www.redcross.org/services/afes/
Volunteer at a VA Hospital: http://www.va.gov/vetsday/ to honor veterans
who bore the lamp of freedom in past conflicts.
Reach out to military families in your community, especially those with a
loved one overseas.
Please do not flood the military mail system with letters, cards, and gifts.
Due to security concerns and transportation constraints, the Department
cannot accept items to be mailed to " Any Servicemember:
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2001/b11282001_bt603-01.html ..." Some
people have tried to avoid this prohibition by sending large numbers of
packages to an individual servicemember's address, which however well
intentioned, clogs the mail and causes unneccessary delays.
The support and generosity of the American people has touched the lives of
many servicemembers, over 300,000 of whom are deployed overseas.
[Web version:
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2002/b12122002_bt632-02.html]
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Fonta Footman-Mitchell
Administrative Assistant for
Volunteer Services & Representative&
Public Relations Marketing & Membership

National Military Family Association
2500 North Van Dorn Street
Suite 102
Alexandria, VA 22302
703-931-6632 Ext. 315

--------------------------

John D.

To add to John's list don't forget MARS
http://www.asc.army.mil/mars/marsgrams.htm

w2


 Message from the Field 

Dear Gary and David,
 I'm Jon Carrico, an Indiana National Guard UH-60 pilot mobilized and assigned to B Company 5/101st, 159th Aviation Brigade. I am also a Viet Nam Vet, I served April 1968 to Dec 19, 1969 with the 190th AHC (The Spartans), 145th AVN BN, 1st AVN BDE at Bien Hoa. It's a long story how I got here at company level as a CW5 with 36 years in the military, but I am sure lucky to be here and I didn't want to be at a desk. I just want the Lancers to know that I will try my best to represent you well in the 101st move to where ever we are assigned to go in the next couple weeks. This is a GREAT group of young men in B company and I am so proud of them even before we go into combat. I promise to report back to you in the oncoming months.


Jon
Spartan 59

And more:

My name is 1LT Temple Brown.  I am the 1st platoon leader of B-Co 5-101 Lancers!  I am a former Warrant Officer prior to attending OCS.  I thought I would give you an update to the activities going on around here

 

We are and have been setting the standard for the division is every area of this deployment.  CW2 Dillon and W01 Weyrauch conducted the division load out flawlessly.  We had no deficiencies noted on any of our vehicles going through the various stations needed to get out of here.  This was a monumental accomplishment for those guys and the B/C was beside herself

 

We flew our aircraft down to the port without any major maintenance dramas along the way.  One of CPT D's engine power control levers (PCL) decided not to work on startup so we were delayed 30 minutes while he fiddled with it.  Did in mention it was butt ass cold and the PCL's have a habit of sticking in really cold weather.  So when we finally launched out of there we flew 4.5 hours to NIP, stopping 2 times along the route.  We arrived right on time to NIP.  Upon shut down the crew chiefs kicked ass on the forms and records and closed out! the logbooks in about 30 minutes.  

 

We are now doing a series of classes this week on everything from Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare to field dressings to bugs and bullshit being bad for your health. 

 
My platoon Sergeant " SSG Paul Neff  has been THE MAN.  All the credit to everything going well goes to him.  
The guys are in good sprits and eager to get going.  We have a good group of people, so everything should go well.  I will strive to keep you apprised of any significant happenings.
 
Sincerely,
 
Temple Brown
1LT, AV

 

sidenote:

My mother is restarting the old tradition of placing a deployment overseas / go to war flag in her window like they did in WWII.   A RED border, with a WHITE center and one BLUE star for every loved one over seas in the center.  My grandmother had one for my father when he shipped out in the Navy for Europe in 1943.  My Mom asked if she could do anything for me and I told her about the tradition.  She thought it was a great idea and is starting to promote it.  I think it is time to bring back this great tradition.  I thought you could encourage others to do this for their kids, fathers, mothers, and siblings.