ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The U.S. Military Postal Service has assigned new geographic zip codes for units and personnel serving in Iraq. The intent of the new APO 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 individuals actual geographic location within Iraq.
Only mail addressed to a servicemember by name will be delivered. The military stopped delivering mail to "any servicemember" in 2001, due to the threat of anthrax (see related article).
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 APO 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 APO 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