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Military Mail

Beary Sudsy Soap Company is proud to ship to our service members stationed at US installations overseas when an APO/FPO address is used.

A Customs Form is Required

When shipping a package to an APO or FPO address, the shipper will be required to fill out a customs form. We may need to contact you for more information in order to complete this form prior to shipping.

The price of Military Mail postage is the same as domestic postage. 

Delayed Military Mail Piece Contact Information

Transit times will vary depending on operational conditions and the unit of the addressee. Those in established bases should continue to receive regular service, while those in forward areas or engaged in operations may experience longer arrival times due to logistical constraints.

When it appears that the difficulty has occurred after the mail has left the jurisdiction of the United States Postal Service, the matter is referred to the Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA), the Department of Defense liaison agency with the Postal Service that has overall responsibility for Postal operations at military locations overseas.

For help with these situations you can write to:

Deputy Director
Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA)
2461 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22331-0006

If you have a specific problem that you would like to discuss with the Military Postal Service Agency officials in the future, you may contact their customer service at 1-800-810-6098.

Military Mailing Restrictions

Before you send a letter or package to one of our military service members overseas, make sure you’re aware of the restrictions. Mail addressed to military and diplomatic post offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation, and handling.

Packages may not exceed 70 lbs. (Some zip codes have lower limits)

Packages may not exceed 130 inches in combined length and girth. (This means if you have a package that is 100" in length and 40" when you measure around it, you cannot send the item)

Firearms, alcohol, perishable foodstuffs and certain hazardous items also are restricted. Each zip code has a more detailed list of the restrictions for certain types of products.

Military Addressing

The Department of Defense has issued the following guidelines for addressing your mail to military and civilian personnel deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Use the service member’s full name. The Department of Defense cancelled the Any Service Member program so mail must be addressed to someone specific. Mail addresses to "any soldier" can not be accepted.

Include the unit and APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office) address with the nine-digit ZIP Code™ (if one is assigned).

Here are some examples:

SGT JOE SNUFFY
A Co., 1/37th INF BDE
TF CHICKENHAWK
APO AE 09381

CPT JOHN DOE
UNIT 2050 BOX 4190
APO AP 96278-2050

SGT ROBERT SMITH
PSC 802 BOX 74
APO AE 09499-0074

SEAMAN JOSEPH SMITH
USCGC HAMILTON
FPO AP 96667-3931

MSG JANE DOE
CMR 1250
APO AA 09045-1000
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Another tip, if you are sending mail to an APO, the city is "APO", the state is "AE," "AP," or "AA," based on the soldier's location. The country will ALWAYS be the U.S - If you put anything else, you risk losing your mail into the local country's mail system!

 

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