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HELLO EVERYONE...IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HAVE BEEN IN THE WEBSITE. I HAVE REALLY BUSY WITH TWO JOBS AND TRYING TO GET BACK IN SCHOOL. BUT ANYWAYS I HAVE GOTTEN MARRIED TO MY SAILOR SINCE LAST TIME I WAS ON HERE (HE IS ACTUALLY AN AIRMAN NOW). I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION....HOW CAN I SEND A CARE PACKAGE TO HIM AND WHERE TO??? HE IS DEPLOYED BUT ONLY FOR A MONTH. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND HIM SOMETHING THOUGH....PLZ HELP:)

THANKS:)

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Some ships dont allow care packages on the short underways/training/qualification. If your husband is part of a squadron, the squadron doesnt change its mailing address unless the ship is out for a deployment. You can send mail etc to his normal address (a FPO addy) and the mail will follow wherever the sailor goes, but they normally dont on short underways. By the time the mail gets to him, he will be returning.

Each ship has a website, and on the website it gives a sort of generic address to mail to the ship, do you know your sailors unit #?

I dont know his unit # but I think that i will just send it to his adress that I do have. What is the difference between FPO and APO adress?

MAILING ADDRESS

APO stands for Army Post Office and is used by Army and Air Force (generally but not always).

FPO stands for Fleet Post Office and is used by Navy and Marines (generally but not always).

DPO stands for Diplomatic Post Office.

Replace the city name with APO or FPO.

 

The above will be followed by AA, AE, AP and a special zip code.  Replace the state with AA, AE, or AP and the number you are given. AA stands for Armed Forces (the Americas), AE stands for Air Forces Europe, AP Stands for Armed Forces Pacific.

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How to fill out the overseas form at the post office.

 

Examples, if the address is the following:

MM3 Bunker, Quarterback.

USS Magnificent Carrier CVN 99

Box ##

FPO AE #####-####

then you would fill out the form in the following manner:

on name line:  lastname:  MM3 Bunker   firstname: Quarterback. 

on address line: USS Magnificent Carrier CVN 99

on city: FPO

on state: AE

on zip: #####-#### (five digits followed by four digits typically)

NOTE: IF YOUR SAILOR IS IN US (LIKE GREAT LAKES, iL  60088) it does not qualify for free postage. APO and FPO are deployed overseas addresses.

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Here are the prices for mailing flat rate boxes. You can also order them from the Post Office online, and they will be delivered to your door

Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope $4.90 12-1/2" x 9-1/2"


Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box $4.95 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8"


Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (FRB1) $10.70 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"


Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (FRB2) $10.70 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"


Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box (Domestic Addresses) $14.50 12" x 12" x 5-1/2"


Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box (APO/FPO Destinations) $12.50 12" x 12" x 5-1/2"

Note: I haven't mail anything in a while, you'll have to confirm these prices.

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