Okinawa, Japan bases

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Comment by Liberty Belle on December 14, 2014 at 10:33am

grandma9- I'm glad you are encouraged. It can be agonizing sometimes waiting for those boxes we so carefully handpicked and packed to get to our Marines, but when they do arrive, it's like celebration-time here and over there!  Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Comment by grandma9 on December 14, 2014 at 6:13am

Thank You everyone for all your responses, at least now I am hopeful that it will eventually make it's way to him. I gave him the tracking number so if he needs it he has it. angels4dkp, happymom, Proud Mama121012, 1`alex2toes, (Dianne), Liberty Belle and anyone else I may have missed thank you for being there when I need you. It really does help a great deal to not only get questions answered, but get them answered quickly and correctly.  I hope you all have a Wonderful Sunday and the Best Holiday Season Ever!!! 

Comment by angels4dkp on December 13, 2014 at 5:15pm
Hello there I'm in OKI right now (stationed here we've been here 3 years and are staying 3 more) yes once a package leaves the U.S. no tracking. I've ordered lots of stuff with tracking # and o can only tell once it leaves the U.S... We do a slip in our box to let us know we have a package to pick up. If you are mailing anything over here o would get it in the mail ASAP.:)
Comment by happymom on December 13, 2014 at 3:16pm

Thank you all for your words of wisdom.  

Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on December 13, 2014 at 2:55pm

They do not track the packages once they leave the states, BUT so far 99% of the time the base P.O. scans them and if you selected to track and email you the notifications, you will know when it's received on base. Also, I think they must get a "slip" that their package is ready to pick up at their P.O. (After the military P.O. has processed and put their package in a bin to easily find when the slip it turned in.) Just log in to USPS and track the package with email notification. you may have to re-request the notification if it takes longer than 14 days, which it almost always does this time of year.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on December 13, 2014 at 12:24pm

happymom, I will friend you so I can give you the pages.

Comment by willow on December 13, 2014 at 12:23pm
Hi Happymom! Once packages leave the states, they are lost to tracking. The military dies not track.
Comment by grandma9 on December 13, 2014 at 12:22pm

Hi happymom,  my postal worker said that packages going to Military bases are not tracked. (I guess for obvious reasons.)  I would just like to know when it gets there.

Comment by happymom on December 13, 2014 at 12:09pm

My son in in Okinawa as well.I would love to know what the IIIMEF and AFN sites are.  Also, does anyone know how to track packages once they leave the states?  The post office says they hand them to the military and don't track to bases.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on December 13, 2014 at 11:22am

Liberty, did you look on the IIIMEF site? Or AFN?


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