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2014-03-18 20:20:08

Santiago Erevia and Jose Rodela to be honored by U.S. Postal Service on Upcoming Stamp Sheet WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a few close friends who have known Santiago Erevia during his 32-year Postal Service career are aware that the San Antonio letter carrier was decorated for his extraordinary heroism in Vietnam. Nearly 45 years later, President Obama shared his story with the world today when he upgraded Erevia's Distinguished Service Cross to the...

2014-03-17 16:26:26

USPS and Sony Pictures Team Up to Cross-promote Priority Mail and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To put some Super Hero Spidey-power into its promotion of Priority Mail, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is teaming up with Sony Pictures for the release of the highly anticipated motion picture "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in theaters nationwide on May 2, 2014. In a campaign to promote Priority Mail and "The Amazing Spider-Man...

Amazon To Offer Sunday Delivery With US Postal Service
2013-11-11 18:43:40

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Postal Service is threatening to cease Saturday deliveries, Amazon convinced the mail service to provide Sunday delivery in select markets, with plans to expand to more cities next year. Currently the US Postal Service will deliver Amazon packages on Sundays starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. The next markets expected to get weekend deliveries include Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix....

2013-09-23 08:26:21

Two Performance Ceremonies: Ashanti in Atlanta, Chaka Khan in LA WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the "father of soul," Ray Charles, returns to two "stamping ovations" today as the latest inductee into the Postal Service's Music Icons Forever Stamp Series. Chaka Khan will perform at the Los Angeles first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony and Ashanti will highlight the Atlanta event. (Photo:...

2013-08-08 12:22:41

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incoming President of the Greeting Card Association (GCA), Steve Doyal will deliver a keynote address to the National Rural Letter Carriers Association's 109th National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri on August 13, 2013. With approximately 3,000 expected in attendance, Doyal will celebrate the strong working relationship between the greeting card industry and the Postal Service and also lay out the GCA's commonsense solution to...

2013-06-05 08:26:38

Legendary Singer is Second Inductee into Multi-Year Music Icons Series NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Carter Cash, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and other entertainers paid tribute to Johnny Cash as he was inducted today into the Postal Service's Music Icons Forever stamp series at the Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130605/DC26360) "With his...

2013-06-05 08:23:41

Recycling programs save millions in landfill fees WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Environment Day, sponsored by the United Nations, is one of the most widely observed global days for environmental awareness. Demonstrating this year's World Environment Day theme -- sustainable consumption -- the Postal Service continues to divert tons of consumables from landfills and reduce waste. Through recycling programs and initiatives, the Postal Service recycled more...

2013-03-19 16:25:20

Quad/Graphics Earns the U.S. Postal Service Partnership for Growth Award SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer and media channel integrator, was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service this week for excellence in driving technology innovation and supporting growth for the mailing industry. Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick R. Donahoe presented the inaugural Partnership for Growth award to Quad/Graphics at the...

2013-01-31 08:23:38

Savings and Revenue Surpass $76 Million WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service saved more than $52 million in 2012 by reducing energy, water, consumables, petroleum fuel use and solid waste to landfills, and generated nearly $24 million in revenue by recycling. Together, these actions to save costs and generate revenue surpassed $76 million. Employee green teams played a key role in helping the Postal Service achieve the savings and revenue,...

2013-01-17 12:25:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preserve a piece of history. The Postal Service is producing an Official Commemorative Souvenir Envelope to celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/DC44286 ) The 9 1/2 inch x 4 1/8 inch collectible envelope features: Color portraits of President Obama and Vice President Biden White House illustration and typography printed in gold...