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Subject: Book shipped from "AE"????
Date Posted: 7/11/2009 12:42 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
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I know geography isn't my strong-suit, and I'm probably going to be horribly embarassed by the obviousness of the answer, but.... where the heck is AE?   A few books I've order are shipping from AE & for the life of me I cannot figure it out & they weren't shipped using PBS DC so I can't get any hints from scans!

Date Posted: 7/11/2009 12:47 PM ET
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Leslie, according to USPS.com it's one of the military codes, so you are probably getting a book from one of our members in the military. :-)

(I thought that's what it was, but double-checked to be sure, lol)

ETA the table:

Military "State"

Abbreviation

Armed Forces Africa

AE

Armed Forces Americas
  (except Canada)

AA

Armed Forces Canada

AE

Armed Forces Europe

AE

Armed Forces Middle East

AE

Armed Forces Pacific

AP



Last Edited on: 7/11/09 12:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/11/2009 12:48 PM ET
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well, ok, that didn't paste so well...but you get the idea.....

Date Posted: 7/11/2009 12:52 PM ET
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Oh, Beth, thanks so much!  I'm off to PM this member now to offer her deals   :)

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:19 PM ET
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You rock! As an Army wife I am so thankful to those who care to take that small extra step to ship our soldiers books. Last time DH was deployed it was to an AE address so they are dear to my heart!    =)

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 12:17 PM ET
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AE can also be from a US Navy ship located anywhere.

Having been stationed aboard USS Platte (AO-186) for five years sometime back, our address was

FPO, AE

FPO is Fleet Post Office.

The odds of it coming from a ship are tiny, but still possible (not much room to store books on a ship).

 

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 3:17 PM ET
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I'm always glad when I get an order from someone in or associated with the military! It never bothers me if their order takes a while, because I use the PBS postage. I feel like I'm helping out, even if it's only one book to one person. :)