Bonn,Darmstadt – For the previous 30 years, Germany’s “Feldpost” or discipline put up service has supplied members of the German Armed Forces serving overseas with put up from dwelling yr spherical – hand-written birthday letters, postcards from vacation locations and Christmas parcels crammed with festive cookies.
Some 165,000 parcels and small packages and roughly 130,000 letters and postcards weighing a mixed 1,300 tons have been shipped in 2021 alone.
Presently, discipline put up companies are supplied at eight discipline put up places of work positioned in Pristina (Kosovo), Rukla (Lithuania), Al-Asrag (Jordan), Erbil (northern Iraq), Koulikoro (Mali), Gao (Mali) and Niamey (Niger). Postal companies for army personnel stationed overseas are coordinated by the Subject Publish Workplace Management Heart in Darmstadt.
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Explains Friedhelm Rompel, who took over as Deutsche Publish Subject Publish Consultant on March 1, 2021: “That the sector put up workplace has operated overseas for the previous 30 years highlights 30 years of profitable collaboration between Deutsche Publish and the German armed forces within the care and welfare of army personnel serving overseas.
Sustaining ties with dwelling is important in maintaining morale and psychological stability among the many troops, significantly in turbulent occasions like these. Be it private messages, birthday playing cards, household photographs or small items – the sector put up workplace helps hold homesickness at bay and supplies distraction, taking army personnel’s minds off the customarily harmful circumstances through which they serve.”
The cornerstone for the sector put up workplace collaboration was laid on Could 22, 1992 – initially to offer postal companies to German troops serving within the Bundeswehr’s humanitarian mission in Cambodia.
With subsequent deployments within the Balkans and Afghanistan, the sector put up workplace took on an more and more essential position. Mail is delivered within the disaster areas by Deutsche Publish staff, simply as it’s in Germany.
These staff volunteer to affix the sector put up workplace service and are collectively educated by the Bundeswehr and Deutsche Publish as discipline put up army personnel. There are some 270 discipline put up personnel at the moment in energetic service.
The sphere put up phase supplies German army personnel with the identical companies supplied by Deutsche Publish again dwelling. Along with sending and receiving letters, small packages and parcels, they will use the sector put up workplace for Postbank transactions.
Letters and parcels despatched to them from Germany are posted within the standard means through Deutsche Publish mailboxes or shops and are forwarded straight to Darmstadt. Postage prices are the identical as for home parcels and mail.
As soon as in Darmstadt, the shipments are handed over to the Bundeswehr’s discipline put up workplace unit, which ensures that the mail and parcels are rapidly shipped to their locations after which delivered to recipients at once.
Final summer season, the sector put up service accomplished a particular and fairly uncommon mission in Germany, when the floods within the Ahr valley minimize off whole districts from the surface world, wiping out infrastructure in some locations.
Inside a brief house of time, the sector put up workplace arrange three emergency put up places of work to exchange people who have been not operational – thereby making certain that regardless of the disastrous circumstances, residents have been at the least capable of keep related by sending and receiving parcels and mail.