Camp Lejeune Logo

On Friday, November 5th, 2021 members of the Greater Wilmington Area PCC (GWAPCC) enjoyed an educational class and tour of the:

Camp Lejeune Mail Distribution Center in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Participants enjoyed a presentation by Marine Corps Installations - East Postal Staff on:

Understanding Military Mail, Marine Corps Postal Mission and Mailing to Military Locations outside the Continental United States.

Some of the Informative facts included:

  • The Dept. of the Navy works with the USMC,
  • Military money orders only cost .45 cents,
  • the first Military Post Office opened in France in the year 1918, and
  • Explanations of accurate military addresses, including APO, FPO and PO Boxes

USMC Deputy Postal Director and GWAPCC Industry Co-Chair, Michael Atkins, shared a

Victory Mail letter from WWII, which was mailed by his Grandfather.  Victory Mail was mail placed on micro-film and reprinted after transport to the USA.

Everyone was impressed with the Camp Lejeune Mail Distribution Center’s efficiency,

organization and commitment to the importance of mail delivery.

After the tour, the GWAPCC thanked the sixty USMC military mail staff with holiday goodie bags stuffed with donations from PCC members and sponsors, along with hand-written thank you notes.   Their dedication to effective and accurate mail delivery was recognized as they enter the peak delivery season.  Refreshments were enjoyed and special Pictorial Cancellation envelopes were awarded to participants during the tour.

This event was the third event for the GWAPCC Certification Program for 2021.

Camp Lejeune Tour Collage

USPS National and North Carolina News

News from USPS National and USPS North Carolina region.
WASHINGTON — This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Sunday, when Post Office locations nationwide are already closed. As a result, all Post Offices will be closed for the observation of both federal holidays on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.
WASHINGTON — Este año, la Navidad y el día de Año Nuevo caen domingo, días en los que las oficinas postales de todo el país no atienden al público. Por lo tanto, todas las oficinas postales estarán cerradas por los festivos federales del lunes 26 de diciembre de 2022 y el lunes 2 de enero de 2023.
The Postal Service has updated the first-day-of-issue dates and dedication ceremony locations for the following stamps in its 2023 program:
STAR, NC — The Star Post Office once again is spreading holiday cheer by continuing its annual tradition of offering a special holiday pictorial postmark.
WASHINGTON — Are you in a position to give a child or family some extra magic this season? If so, you can now adopt a letter written to Santa at
WASHINGTON — ¿Tiene la posibilidad de darle a un niño o a una familia un poco de magia extra esta temporada? De ser así, ahora puede adoptar una carta escrita a Santa en
GREENSBORO, NC — Are you one of the millions of shoppers who prefer going online rather than standing in line to buy holiday gifts? The Postal Service has you covered on Cyber Monday and throughout the holidays. Count on us to get your packages to their destination in time for all the seasonal celebrations.
USPS Offers Competitive Wages and Benefits, Career Advancement Opportunities
CHARLOTTE, NC — The U.S. Postal Service is a hosting job fair in Charlotte to fill immediate openings and to learn more about full-time, part-time and seasonal positions.
CHARLOTTE, NC — As the holidays are fast approaching, so are the mailing deadlines to send presents and merriment to friends and loved ones serving away from home. Be prepared and get your letters and packages in the mail in time to ensure their delight this festive season.