Servicemembers who do not properly address envelopes are in jeopardy of not having their mail delivered or of not receiving mail.

Trying to sort through mail that has not been properly addressed is a recurring problem, said 2nd Lt. Rebecca Green, officer in charge of the Official Mail Distribution Center (located behind the Mini Mall).

“We have no way of knowing who it goes to because we have so many people on Fort Bragg,” Green said.

With a population that has been increased by fewer deployments, the Fort Bragg mail concerns are not unlike any small-sized city.

An often-sought solution is for postal workers to rely on the Global system to identify to whom mail should be delivered, but it isn’t as reliable as correctly addressing mail from the onset, Green said.

The mail center processes 1,000 to 4,000 pieces of mail each week, she explained. Mail that cannot be assigned to an individual or organization can sometimes sit in the center for 15 to 30 days.

Each organization has a mission-mandated address code that helps identify and separate its mail from other organizations. If mail is improperly addressed, it is often returned to the unit from which it originated, an unnecessary expense in these times of budget cuts.

To avoid, any confusion, please adhere to the following tips by including the proper:

Name
  Address
  Organization’s name
  Zip code
  Include correct postage.

The Official Mail Distribution Center is open for mail pick up, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; for mail drop off, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; and closed XVIII Airborne Corps and training holidays.