Utah National Guard members in Saudi Arabia have been volunteering their spare time at the nearest post office with the hope of seeing some of their own mail come through. To send letters, Christmas cards or packages to Utah troops overseas, address the mail to Operation Desert Shield, APO New York, NY 09848
Specify the soldier's name and unit number if writing to a particular individual, or list the unit number only if the letter is intended to reach someone from Utah. Utah units in the Middle East include the Air Force's 4th and 421st Tactical Fighter Squadrons, the Army National Guard's 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 120th Quartermaster Detachment and 144th Evacuation Hospital.Mail for the Navy Reserve and Marine Reserve soldiers from Utah can be sent care of the units' home stations in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Tooele. Mail for Utah soldiers at or arriving soon at their mobilization station at Fort Carson, Colo., can be addressed to the soldier and/or unit number, Fort Carson, Colo., 80913.
Utah soldiers at or expected soon at Fort Carson include the Army Reserve's 419th Transportation Company, the 328th General Hospital and the National Guard's 615th Military Police Company and 144th Evacuation Hospital.