- Oct. 12, 2011 - PORTLAND, Ore. --
3rd Navy Postal Platoon is based out of FOB Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan about 40 miles south of Kabul. We are an all Navy platoon made up of aviation, surface, and submariner personnel who receive, process and distribute mail for over 25% of Afghanistan. FOB's Airborne, Gardez, Ghazni, and Lightning are satellite FOB's that fall under Shank and are also manned by 3rd Navy Postal Platoon personnel. Another mission of 3NPP are Mobile Postal Missions or "Rodeos". These are two man missions used to provide postal services to smaller FOB's (Forward Operating Base) and COP's (Combat Out-Post) that do not have the means to support a post office.
FOB Shank services a total of 31 other FOB's and COP's in the region. After 3 months of combat and postal training in the states, 3rd Navy Postal Platoon serves 9 months at FOB Shank and it's satellites before happily returning stateside to family and friends. 3NPP was set up between 2003 and 2004 and has been on 9 month rotations ever since. The platoon's responsibilities are progressively growing along with FOB Shank.
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