Friday, October 11, 2019

Holiday Mail Call for APO, FPO, DPO

During this holiday season, a great way to connect with our deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen is to send them festive letters and packages for their enjoyment this time of year. 

To send packages to friends and loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the U.S. Postal Service offers a discounted price of $18.45 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate® Box. The price includes a $1.50 per box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.

Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are available at no cost at local Post Offices and can also be ordered via Postage, labels and customs forms can also be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship feature. All mailing products can be found at

To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by December 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO, FPO, and DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below.
Use the Military Care Kit to Send Presents and Care Packages
The Postal Service has created a free “Military Care Kit” based on the items most frequently requested by military families. The kit contains:

       Two Priority Mail® APO/FPO/DPO Flat Rate Boxes
       Four Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes
       Priority Mail tape
       Priority Mail address labels
       Appropriate customs forms

To order the kit, call 800-610-8734. Guidelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at To order Flat-Rate Boxes featuring the “America Supports You” logo, go to

Addressing the Package
   Write the service member’s full name
   Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned). For example:

Army/Air Post Office (APO)
PSC 3 BOX 4120
APO AE 09021

Fleet Post Office (FPO)
UNIT 100100 BOX 4120
FPO AP 96691

Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)
UNIT 8400 BOX 0000
DPO AE 09498-0048

   Do not write the country name where the service member is stationed in the address
   Include a return address
   Inside the box, include the service member’s name and address as well as the sender’s name and address on an index card in case the shipping label gets damaged in transit

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