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NEW Navy Reserve E-mail System
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:58:27 pm »
RESERVE E-MAIL SYSTEM:  The Navy Reserve has brought a new  e-mail system online that organizers hope will make it  easier to communicate with reservists in the fleet. Lt. Adam Bashaw, spokesman for the Navy Reserve, said the new system  allows reservists or anyone else with an interest in the  workings of the Navy Reserve to access daily messages, media  stories about the Navy Reserve or read other items of  interest. Subscribers can also opt out of any category that does  not interest them (something that the current Navy Reserve  e-mail system does not allow) and can end their  subscription whenever they wish. The system became operational 22 Jun  07. Navy Reserve officials hope that as many as 20,000  people will sign up, Bashaw said. An older Navy Reserve e-mail  system has about 8,000 subscribers. Such a system is  especially important for reservists because many are deployed  around the world, and many of those are not in daily contact with their commands, he said. The new system should improve  such communications during emergencies since it also has an emergency distribution list, which enables Navy Reserve  officials to quickly reach reservists. Text messaging was  often the most effective way for the Navy Reserve Forces  Command to communicate with its sailors in 2005 after Hurricane  Katrina hit the New Orleans area, where the command is  based.  Subscription to the e-mail system is voluntary, but the  Navy Reserve wants as many members as it can get to sign  up.
People interested in subscribing should visit
[Source: NavyTimes article 27 Jun 07]
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