While some servicemen and servicewomen in the Persian Gulf wait up to three weeks for mail, others can receive correspondence in under three days.
The Phone Connection of Kansas, located in Suite B of the Louisiana Purchase at 23rd and Louisiana, is offering free fax service for people who want to send messages to friends and family members participating in Operation Desert Storm.
The store has an information sheet that explains how to send a fax. It instructs people either to type the message or write it in black ink, designate Operation Desert Storm, and include the service member's name, rank, serial number, Social Security number, unit or ship number and APO or FPO address.
Loma Gregg, manager, said about 15 customers have taken advantage of "Operation Desert Fax" during the last week.
"It's to help keep up the morale of our armed forces over there and to let them know that people at home care about them," she said.
The information is faxed from The Phone Connection to AT&T on the East Coast and then transmitted overnight to Saudi Arabia, where it is hand-delivered to military personnel.