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 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
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.
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.
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.
UNIT 2340, BOX 132
APO AE 09350
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