Armed forces zip codes

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US Military State Abbreviations

US Military "State Abbreviations" are as follows:



Armed Forces Americas (except Canada)



Armed Forces Africa



Armed Forces Canada



Armed Forces Europe



Armed Forces Middle East



Armed Forces Pacific

When reporting APO/FPO addresses use the following format:


Recipient Payee Name

PVT Willard J. Doe

Recipient Mailing Address

Company F, PSC Box 100 167 Infantry REGT

Recipient Payee City

APO (or FPO)

Recipient Payee State

AE, AA, or AP*

Recipient Payee ZIP Code


*AE is the designation for ZIP codes beginning with 090-098, AA for ZIP code 340, and AP for ZIP codes 962-966.


It all starts with an address...

Military address use the same basic fields we know for personal addresses. There is a bit of a twist… The city, state, and Zip Code are special for military shipments and the details such as name and address are critical.

Here is what you need to know...

Name = Soldier’s Name: Person’s full name

Mail MUST be addressed to an actual person or it won’t be delivered. Soldier, Any Service Member, etc. is not allowed. Rank/grade/rating are not required and should be skipped if sending to a DPO (example: CPT for Captain)


Army: Unit [Number] Box [Number]

Air Force: PSC [Number] Box [Number]

Navy: Ship [Number] Hull [Number]

Embassy: Unit [Number] Box [Number]


Military Post Office: APO/FPO/DPO/MPO

APO: Army Post Office – Associated with Army or Air Force installations

FPO: Fleet Post Office – Associated with Navy installations and ships

DPO: Diplomatic Post Office – Associated with U.S. diplomatic locations/overseas embassies

MPO: Military Post Office


Armed Forces: AA/AP/AE, the mail processing facilities that get your mail to and from each military location.

AA: America – Excludes Canada

AP: Pacific – Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and Far East

AE: Europe – The Middle East, Africa, and Canada


Zip Codes for correlating State for Armed Forces

Europe/Atlantic: AE, Zip Codes start with 090-092 and 094-099

Iraq/Afghanistan/Middle East: AE, Zip Codes start with 093

Japan/Korea/Pacific Islands/Far East: AP, Zip Codes start with 962-966

Central America/South America/ Caribbean: AA, Zip Codes start with 340

Address Details and Guidelines

Addresses are laid out differently depending on the service branch. The USPS says each shipment to an APO, FPO, or DPO should include the recipients name, rank, and, unit. Mail addressed to soldier or any service member won’t be delivered for security reasons.



Unit [Number] Box [Number]

Air Force

PSC [Number] Box [Number]


Ship [Number] Hull [Number]


Unit [Number] Box [Number]

Army / Air Post Office (APO)


PSC 3 BOX 4120

APO AE 09021

Navy / Fleet Post Office (FPO)


UNIT 1001 BOX 4120

FPO AP 96691



UNIT 8400 BOX 122

DPO AE 09498/p>

When you ship your package from a post office it goes to the International Distribution Center to transition to the military mail stream.

So why is this important ?

Because with military packages you are only paying domestic rates to one of these locations. Once they are at a military post office packages have to be sorted and redistributed again. Here are some average shipping times for USPS shipments.

EUROPE / ATLANTIC (APO / FPO AE ZIP™ Codes beginning with 090-092 and 094–099)

Express Mail® Military Service 3 Days

First-Class Mail® / Priority Mail® Service 9–18 Days

Package Services* 30-60 Days

IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN / MIDDLE EAST (APO / FPO AE ZIP™ Codes beginning with 093)

Express Mail® Military Service Not Available

First-Class Mail® / Priority Mail® Service 7–15 Days

Package Services* 11–15 Days

JAPAN / KOREA / PACIFIC ISLANDS / FAR EAST (APO / FPO AP ZIP™ Codes beginning with 962–966)

Express Mail® Military Service 3 Days

First-Class Mail® / Priority Mail® Service 9–12 Days

Package Services* 30–45 Day


Express Mail® Military Service Not Available

First-Class Mail® / Priority Mail® Service 7–9 Days

Package Services(*) 18–21 Days

* Ground delivery service for U.S. addresses, including PO boxes and military addresses.

Source: USPS FAQ: Military and Diplomatic Mail

Finally Shipping a Military Package...


Be sure you know what can and can’t be sent overseas.

General prohibited items include:

  • GPS tracking devices (cell phones, transmitter radios, etc.)
  • Offensive or pornographic images (including semi-nudity),
  • Bulk quantities of religious materials
  • Pork products
  • Items with Aerosols or glass
  • Sometimes even coffee is restricted

The best way to know what is prohibited is to use this Military Restricted Items Link:

Enter the deployment Zip Code in the box and you’ll get a list of restricted items specific to the deployment location.


Package cannot exceed 70 pounds

Length + Girth cannot exceed 108 inches

Length is the measurement of the longest side and girth is the distance around the thickest part (perpendicular to length).


  1. Take individually wrapped items out of bulky packaging.
  2. Buy on sale and save items for future care packages.
  3. Pack liquids/powders in plastic zip lock bags or containers.
  4. Be aware of timing for sending chocolate because it melts.
  5. Use quality boxes.
  6. Skip restricted items.
  7. Don’t ship air.
  8. Use plastic grocery bags, reusable items, or candy for fillers.



Commonly Requested Items

CoffeeHealthy snacksShampooBooks (non religious)
TeasDried fruitsConditionerMagazines (current)
Apple cider packetsTrail mixBody washCard games
SugarBeef jerkyShaving cream (non-aerosol)Puzzles
Stevia packetsGranola barsRazorsNote Pads
Nondairy creamerProtein barsLotionBlank note cards
International coffee creamers (single serve)Sunflower SeedsDeodorant (stick is best)Adult coloring books
MIOPumpkin SeedsBaby wipesCards to send out (birthday, holiday, etc.)
LemonadeChips(no canisters like Pringles)Body powder/Gold BondPens
Kool AidCrackersToothpastePencils (regular & colored)
Crystal LightCookiesToothbrushesMusic CD's
BBQ sauceRamen noodlesDental flossMovies
Taco saucesInstant oatmealMouthwash (no alcohol)Balls (football, baseball, etc.)
Hot saucesMicrowave mac & cheeseTissuesFrisbees or small toys
MayonnaiseMicrowave popcornLip balm with sunscreenBatteries (limited quantities)
KetchupPeanut butterSunscreen (SPF 50)Notes and reminders of home
MustardBagged TunaVisineHats
Slim jim's (Beef)JellyQ-TipsT shirts (100% Cotton)
Life Savers, mintFeminine productsCotton socks (black or white)
CandyShoe insolesPillow cases
Wet Weather itemsHand and foot warmers
Winter socks (military green, black – Meet Reg 670-1)
Gloves (light weight winter) military green, black – Meet Reg 670-1)
Sunglasses (Wiley X – Regulation only)

So, Two More Pieces Of Information; Customs And Drop Off

Customs Forms: Required for all military packages.

Your Customs Form is included on your label when you use our shipping tools, so you skip the forms.

PS FORM 2976-A

Over 1 LBS

Drop Offs: You can drop you package off at any Post Office or request a pick up.

January 2019 Customs Form Update: People who ship to military destinations at USPS retail locations using hard copy customs forms (2976, 2976-A, 2976-B), will be requested to use the 2976-R. The Postal Clerk will be required to enter the data into the postal service systems. Source: Director, Global Trade Compliance, USPS Headquarters 

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APO is located in Armed Forces, US. The ZIP Code for APO are 09002, 09003, 09004 and etc. For more information, please see details below, such as: APO basic information, ZIP Code list, ZIP+4 Code list, Interactive map, and etc.

APO Basic Information

  • Country:

    U.S. - United States
  • State:

    AE - Armed Forces
  • County FIPS:

  • County:

    CountyFIPS: 00000 - All other territories and foreign countries
  • City Name:

    APO stands for Army Post Office and is associated with Army or Air Force installations.
  • What does 'City Name' mean?
    The name of the city (and in some cases, organization) designated by that ZIP Code or postal code.

ZIP Code 5 List

What is the zip code of APO, Armed Forces? Below is the zipcode list for APO.

ZIP Code 5 Plus 4

What is the 4 plus zip code for APO, Armed Forces? What is the zip extension for APO? What is the last 4 numbers of zip code for APO?
Below is the zip extension list for APO. You can check the APO, Armed Forces 9 digit zip code according to the address.

ZIP Code 5 Plus 4 Address
34006-0000NONE , APO, AA
34038-5100UNIT 5100 , APO, AA
34038-5101UNIT 5101 , APO, AA
34038-5102UNIT 5102 , APO, AA
34038-5103UNIT 5103 , APO, AA
34038-5105UNIT 5105 , APO, AA
34038-5106UNIT 5106 , APO, AA
34038-5107UNIT 5107 , APO, AA
34038-5108UNIT 5108 , APO, AA
34038-5109UNIT 5109 , APO, AA
If you can't find the 09002 plus 4 zip code you need on this page, we recommend you to use the the feature of Quick Select.

APO Envelope Example

  • This is an example of U.S envelope. Fill in the sender's information at the top left and the recipient information at the bottom right. The necessary information is sender/recipient's full name, street address, city, state and zip code. The recipient address information has been given for your reference. Generally, If you are not sure of the full 9-digit zip code, you can only fill in the 5-digit zip code to avoid loss of package.

    ZIP Code: APO
  • United States Envelope Example

For more explanation, please read the official document: USA.pdf (English)

APO Online Map

This is online map of the address APO, Armed Forces. You may use button to move and zoom in / out. The map information is for reference only.

City Name: APOSours:

Armed Forces - Americas Zip Codes 2020

The United States military base at Guantanamo (44 sq miles) houses 700 United States military personnel. 413 are stationed in Honduras and 147 are stationed in Canada.

As of January 2019, there are 35 APOs in the Americas.

Armed Forces - Americas Postal Codes: What Is The Zip Code For ...?

34002 APO 0
34006 APO 0
34007 APO 0
34008 APO 0
34010 APO 0
34019 APO 0
34020 APO 0
34021 APO 0
34022 APO 0
34023 APO 0
34024 APO 0
34025 APO 0
34030 APO 0
34031 APO 0
34032 APO 0
34033 APO 0
34034 APO 0
34035 APO 0
34036 APO 0
34037 APO 0
34038 APO 0
34039 APO 0
34041 APO 0
34042 APO 0
34043 APO 0
34071 APO 0
34076 APO 0
34078 APO 0
34079 APO 0
34095 APO 0
34050 FPO 0
34055 FPO 0
34058 FPO 0
34071 FPO 0
34079 FPO 0
34090 FPO 0
34091 FPO 0
34092 FPO 0
34093 FPO 0
34095 FPO 0
34098 FPO 0
34099 FPO 0

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