Joint Base San Antonio postal operations consolidate
By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
| 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Nov. 30, 2017
Lt. Col. Hart (left), commander, 802nd Force Support Squadron, and Lt. Col. Robert G. Giovannetti (right), 502nd Communications Squadron, pose outside the student mail center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 27 after JBSA postal operations transferred to the direction of the 802d FSS. They had been a part of the 502nd Communications Squadron since 1993 and will be realigned under the 802nd FSS. (Photo by Mike Watkins)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
Since 1993, postal operations at Air Force bases were generally the responsibility of the host communications squadron.
Effective Dec. 1, all Joint Base San Antonio postal operations became part of the 802nd Force Support Squadron. They had been a part of the 502nd Communications Squadron and will be realigned under the 802nd FSS.
JBSA Postal Operations processes more than 4 million pieces of official and personal mail per year at three official mail centers, six postal service centers and a student mail center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.
Twenty-two personnel oversee this important operation and thousands of Basic Military Training and technical school students and more than 250 unit mail rooms rely on the efficiency and speed of the postal service to provide their mail. From crucial military documents to “care packages” from home, 802nd FSS Postal Operations at JBSA delivers.