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New APO Zips for Soldiers in Iraq
Army Public Affairs ^ | Oct 15 2003

Posted on 10/15/2003 10:33:45 PM PDT by boxerblues

New APO Zips for Soldiers in Iraq

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, Oct. 15, 2003) -- The U.S. Military Postal Service has assigned new geographic zip codes for units and personnel serving in Iraq.

The intent of the new zip codes is to decrease the time it takes for service members and civilian employees to receive their mail, officials said, as well as to improve postal service throughout Iraq.

Family members and friends of service members and civilians assigned to V Corps and 3rd COSCOM units that currently use zip code 09302 and 09372 for their letters and packages are now required to use a new zip code that reflects the unit and individual's actual geographic location within Iraq.

The new geographic zip codes are as follows:

Al Asad 09333

Babylon (MND CS) 09332

Balad (LSA Anaconda) 09391

BIAP 09335

Mosul (LSA Diamondback) 09334

Tallil (LSA Adder) 09331

Tikrit (FLB Sycamore) 09393

Umm Qasr (Camp Bucca) 09375

Rasheed 09390

Victory Base 09342

Camp Dogwood 09344

Mail with the zip code of 09302 and 09372 will continue to be delivered to the intended recipient even after the change is in effect, officials said, however they warned there may be a slight delay in delivery.

For service members assigned to the below listed units, the zip code numbers will not change, and they remain as follows:

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 09325

1st Armor Division 09324

4th Infantry Division 09323

3rd ACR 09320

2nd LCR 09322

82nd Airborne Division 09394, 09384, 09368

173rd Airborne Brigade 09347


TOPICS: Announcements; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: army; iraq; letters; mail; supportourtroops; usps; zipcode

1 posted on 10/15/2003 10:33:46 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Coop; mystery-ak; Ragtime Cowgirl
military mail update
2 posted on 10/15/2003 10:35:14 PM PDT by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a Soldier)
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To: boxerblues
Hey, thanks, I was just getting ready to send off another group of care packages.
3 posted on 10/15/2003 10:48:59 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
With the holidays coming up they could be swamped with mail and packages and are really trying to get the mail to the troops in a reasonable timeframe.
4 posted on 10/15/2003 10:51:42 PM PDT by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a Soldier)
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To: boxerblues; MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
Thank you, boxer!

New zip codes in time for Christmas care packages to Iraq, FYI.

8 Deadlines Set For Holiday Mailings [+ handy mailing tips]
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 ~ DoD | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample

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5 posted on 10/16/2003 5:29:45 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Life's a roller coaster." ~ Rummy 10/2 - in response to a reporter re. critics wanting him fired.)
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To: boxerblues
I've got a package partially put together. I'll have to check and see if the new zips apply. Thanks
6 posted on 10/16/2003 5:31:12 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Coop
The 101st didn't change but mail has been making in there in 7 days or less lately. Im sure this is going to change once all the holiday packages start rolling in.
7 posted on 10/16/2003 5:49:05 AM PDT by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a US Soldier)
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To: boxerblues
Thanks for the heads up. If one goes to the actual article, there is an opportunity to e-mail that article to whomever you wish. So I e-mailed it to my nephew-in-law serving in the 3rd ACR and (his wife) my niece, living in Colorado with her 2 boys and another child on the way.
8 posted on 10/16/2003 7:28:31 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: boxerblues; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Bethbg79; Iowa Granny; ...
Important Mailing Packages/Letters to Troops PING

boxerblues : Thanks for the info!
9 posted on 10/16/2003 7:47:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: boxerblues
I'm so sick of my sons unit getting left out of announcements!!! Thanks for the info. It still leaves me wondering about what the heck to put on an address now.
10 posted on 10/16/2003 8:42:05 AM PDT by armymarinemom
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; All
Please.....everyone check with their soldier before changing your address....I found out that although this states Mike's address is changing that it does not apply to him in Balad.....please check first...it has to do with what Bn they are assigned to.

nancy
11 posted on 10/16/2003 9:05:34 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Mike wishes to express his gratitude for all the birthday wishes..he was very touched..thanks)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
BTTT
12 posted on 10/16/2003 10:24:33 AM PDT by LifeIzGood
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To: mystery-ak
Thanks for that!

It pays to check before changing the zip.
13 posted on 10/16/2003 10:32:11 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity (God bless America, God bless President George W. Bush and God bless our Military!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
14 posted on 10/16/2003 10:46:50 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thanks for the ping Tonk -- I'll be updating one address that I know of. (And now I know where he is!! :o) )

15 posted on 10/16/2003 10:48:35 AM PDT by StarCMC (God protect the 969th in Iraq and their Captain, my brother...God protect them all!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

New zip codes in time for Christmas care packages to Iraq

16 posted on 10/16/2003 4:45:01 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: boxerblues
I cannot believe that they really need to do this. More bureaucrat nonsense. I am familiar with Post Office distribution procedures, including APOs. My unit was for years one of the biggest movers of mail in that theatre, and I have other PO experience.

Changing addys is a pain. I do not know where some of the APO zip numbers and addys are actually situated.

It seems to me that someone is likely trying to pad their resume`with more useless adjustments for the sake of efficiency. Some things never change
17 posted on 10/16/2003 4:51:31 PM PDT by Radix (Red Sox tonight, and then on to the sweep of those Florida upstarts!)
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To: mystery-ak
Thanks, for the reminder!
18 posted on 10/16/2003 6:08:04 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Resistance is necessary.)
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To: mystery-ak
No change for Eric that we know of.....
19 posted on 10/16/2003 7:41:38 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: Radix
I know some units are getting there mail much quicker than others. I mailed out cards to guys in several units, some received them within a week others are still waiting almost 3 weeks later and they are in the unit that are having there address's changed. Its impossible to tell what the hold up is.
20 posted on 10/16/2003 10:46:27 PM PDT by boxerblues (If you can read this.. Thank a Teacher..If you can read this in English ..Thank a US Soldier)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
21 posted on 10/17/2003 12:22:45 AM PDT by windchime
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To: boxerblues
bump...people, it time NOW to send troops some holiday goodies!
22 posted on 10/19/2003 2:56:34 PM PDT by VOA
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To: boxerblues
another bump for exposure
23 posted on 10/19/2003 3:02:49 PM PDT by VOA
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