When sending packages to the Military (APO/FPO/DPO), you get to pay domestic prices, but you are required to follow specific guidelines when it comes to formatting addresses.
To format your military addresses for validation with the USPS:
- Write out the service member's full name in the address - All mail sent to the Military must be addressed to someone specific. Note: addressing mail to "Any Service Member" is no longer permitted by the USPS.
- Include the unit and box (where applicable) into Address Line 1.
- In the 'City' field, enter APO/FPO/DPO.
- NOTE: APO is used for Air/Army Post Office; FPO is used for Fleet Post Office; DPO is used for the Diplomatic Post Office.
- From the State field, select:
- Armed Forces - AE is the abbreviation for Armed Forces. It is used for armed forces in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada.
- Armed Forces Pacific - AP is the abbreviation for Armed Forces Pacific and is used for the Pacifics.
- Armed Forces America - AA is the abbreviation for Armed Forces America, as it excludes Canada.
- Then enter in a five-digit zip.
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