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Military Shipping PolicyUpdated 8 months ago

Military Shipping time frame: 

Government regulations require that packages be mailed through USPS (2-3 Day to the departure city here in the U.S.) and are then sent to the Military Postal Service Agency for delivery. Most orders arrive within 6-10 days of order placement. However, because Military mail is transported to remote and war-zone locations, you should allow a minimum of two weeks for normal overseas delivery and up to 30 days.

 

Overseas Locations

Overseas military addresses must contain the APO or FPO designation along with a two–character “state” abbreviation of AE, AP, or AA and the ZIP Code or ZIP+4 Code

  • "Armed Forces Americas", AA, includes CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA / CARIBBEAN
  • "Armed Forces Europe", AE, includes EUROPE / ATLANTIC and IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN / MIDDLE EAST
  • "Armed Forces Pacific", AP, includes JAPAN, KOREA, PACIFIC ISLANDS FAR EAST

Ex:

APO AE 09001-5275

FPO AP 96606-2783

APO AA 34035-4198

Domestic Military Bases

Use only the approved city name as listed in the City State file, along with the two–character state abbreviation and the ZIP Code or ZIP+4 Code.

Ex.

MINOT AFB ND 58705-1253        

      

Example of a Military (APO/FPO) Address

The Department of Defense (DoD) has requested that those who send mail use the service member’s full name (with or without grade, rank, etc.), or a specific title (e.g., Commanding Officer, Supply Officer, etc.). Also required is the unit designation and APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office™ or Fleet Post Office location) information with the nine-digit ZIP Code™ number (if one is assigned) and a return street name/number, city, state, and ZIP Code.

CORRECT
SGT. JOHN SMITH
UNIT 2340 BOX 132
APO AE 09350

Note:  Do not include the country or the base camp’s city, as it might be routed through the host country’s mail system.

INCORRECT
SGT. SMITH
23RD BATTALION
UNIT 2340, BOX 132
APO AE 09350
BAGHDAD  IRAQ

 

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