What Is An APO / FPO / DPO Address?

Leave it to Butter Maid Bakery to send your soldier a military care package! Backed by over a decade experience shipping baked goods, we've shipped over a million cookies overseas to APO / FPO / DPO addresses.

Getting mail to and from military personnel stationed overseas dates back many years. To make this happen, the USPS "United States Postal Service" and the DoD "Department of Defense" negotiated a deal called Overseas Military Mail.

The areas were divided into three Military "States"
AA - Armed Forces Americas
AE - Armed Forces Europe
AP - Armed Forces Pacific

Those States are divided into three "Cities"
APO - Army Post Office
FPO - Fleet Post Office
DPO - Diplomatic Post Office

An overseas Military address is constructed the same as a domestic US address, so it can be sorted just like regular mail. See how to enter your Military address at checkout.
Name
Postal Service Center + Identifier
City "APO/FPO/DPO"
State "AA/AE/AP"
Zip Code

All mail is delivered it's normal speed to it's departure city here in the US. Ex: Priority Mail is 2-3 days to reach San Francisco, CA. Overseas Military addresses also have similar zip codes to the ones in their departure city.
AA - Miami, FL
AE - New York, NY
AP - San Francisco, CA

Each APO/FPO/DPO is staffed by members of the respective branch of service. All Post Offices operate like a real post office. Each address holder also has a mail lock box where their mail is slotted. Whenever a parcel arrives, they receive a delivery notification slip.

Although a little complicated, now you understand how Military Mail works. It's time to surprise that soldier with a little taste of back home...

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