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This Air Force photo shows Airman Brent Downs working in an Air Post Office in Southwest Asia last year. How much do you know about the Postal Service’s plans for holiday mail and packages bound for military posts?

Here’s Link’s latest “News quiz,” a weekly feature that invites readers to test their knowledge of recent stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. Fill in the blank: The price changes announced this week by the Postal Service include a (blank) increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

a) 1-cent
b) 5-cent
c) 10-cent
d) 15-cent

2. True or false: During this year’s holiday season, USPS will offer a reduced price on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box for mail sent to military and diplomatic posts abroad.

a) True
b) False

3. Who said, “They made me feel like I was their lifesaver”?

a) Valley Head, WV, Retail Associate Rhonda Channell
b) Clermont, GA, Rural Carrier Associate Camille Garrett
c) Carol Stream, IL, Postmaster Carrie Koutsogiannakis
d) DeSoto, TX, Letter Carrier Clubber Targton

4. Link recently asked readers to submit story ideas for which regular column?

a) “Best practices”
b) “The list”
c) “Need to know”
d) “On the job”

5. Match the product in Column A with this year’s holiday season recommended shipping deadline in Column B.

Column A
a) Priority Mail
b) Priority Mail Express
c) USPS Retail Ground

Column B
I) Dec. 14
II) Dec. 20
III) Dec. 22

Answers: 1) b. 2) a. 3) c. 4) d. 5) a. II., b. III., c. I.

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