How do I format an APO or FPO address?

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Sending a package to an overseas U.S. military base is relatively straightforward if you keep a few things in mind.

  1. Overseas U.S. military bases are considered domestic (U.S.) shipments. This means you need to select United States as the ship-to country. Do not select the country where the base is located.
  2. The city should be "APO" or "FPO" for a properly formatted APO FPO address.
  3. Select the "This is a P.O. Box" box.
  4. Please choose “Armed Forces (AE)” as the State option for any of these:
  • Armed Forces Europe
  • Armed Forces Middle East
  • Armed Forces Africa
  • Armed Forces Canada

You also have the option of Armed Forces (AA) which is for the Americas, and Armed Forces (AP) which is for the Pacific. 

Here’s an example of a properly formatted APO address:

Name: PFC Jack Lyon
Address 1: 23rd Battalion
Address 2: Unit 1234, Box 56789
Country: United States
City: APO
State: AP
Zip/Postal Code: 96522-1215

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