Accession Number:

ADA129799

Title:

A High Technology Military Postal Service.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Mail to military personnel overseas is delivered essentially in the same way it was during World War I. The use of electronic mail has been growing in private industry and the United States Postal Service recently began an international application of electronic mail. The new technology offers military postal planners the opportunity to overcome a persistent problem--the competition for air or sealift space. Personal mail--heavy and bulky must compete for space with vital supplies and replacements. An electronic version of World War II V-mail will be tested in REFORGER 83. If successful, the test will be the first step in the journey to an electronic military mail service. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE