What Is An APO / FPO / DPO Address?

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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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