New.DoD.Press.Office.Email.Address.is. 57.Characters.Long … Seriously

Want to get in touch with a DoD press officer after business hours? Get your pen ready to take down this 57-character email address.

It’s seriously 57 characters.

Coming from a building that loves to shorten basic two-word phrases to concise acronyms, the new email address is comical.

We won’t print the whole thing here, but let’s just say it includes four dots and three dashes and that’s before the @ symbol. The former address was two simple words, DutyOfficer@osd.mil.

The update is part of a DoD-wide migration to a new email system designed to be more secure and cheaper to operate. Based on this new address, they’re clearly not paying by the character.

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