Overseas Mail Privileges for Military Retirees Will Continue While Pentagon Reviews Policy

Military mail service has continued for retirees living overseas while the Pentagon conducts a legal analysis and policy review of the benefit for all non-active duty patrons of the Military Postal Service.

Military retirees and family members began receiving word in June that their mail privileges would be revoked on Aug. 24, the result of a Defense Department review of the Military Postal Service Manual that determined that some patrons weren’t eligible for the benefit.

But the decision, which was never made public officially, generated an outcry from retirees, and their advocates, who stood to lose access to mail service they rely on for medications via Tricare‘s mail order pharmacy, voting ballots, and Department of Veterans Affairs claims filings and checks.


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