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Subject: What state is AE?
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:52 PM ET
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Subject: I have a book coming in from "AE". Did pbs go international? Is that the Ar
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:53 PM ET
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Subject: Arab emirates? Also, is anyone else prohibited from using the text box?
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 4:57 PM ET
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It's not an international address, it's military address for an overseas location and they are totally authorized to use this site.

If you click on the text box and then start typing it will show up, at least that's how it's been working for me.

Subject: thanks. text box not working for me. some swapadvd-ers are having similar p
Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:03 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:10 PM ET
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Mike, are you clicking in the text box where the first line would be?  If I click anywhere else it doesn't work.

AE stands for Armed Forces-Europe.  AP would be Armed Forces Pacific and AA is Armed Forces Americas.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 5:18 PM ET
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Aha. Thank you, Diane. That worked. I don't recall it ever being this way. I have to be very precise and click in one very small area to initiate a sentence...very little room for error. lol. Not a problem now that I know.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 9:43 PM ET
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Mike, I have the same issue with the text book, needing to be very precise where I click, it's a pain.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 10:03 PM ET
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You can click on the subject line then hit tab and it will go to the top of the text box. That's easier for me.

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 10:05 PM ET
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Oh, that works well, thank you Cheryl.  :)

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 10:20 PM ET
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AE - used to indicate APO  Europe - not sure if it still does though.  Pat

Date Posted: 9/19/2009 11:16 PM ET
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My guess would agree with Pat :)

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Subject: Yes, AE is military :)
Date Posted: 10/2/2009 4:29 AM ET
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Diane already answered the correct monikers for all up above.  :)  And btw, in spite of what the new "mandatory RC" says, you should NOT need the white form--I've been living overseas for going-on 10 years, first AP and then AE, and I always use the shorter & much easier green form, both from and to (as do all my family members sending us things from the U.S.).  I suspect the PBS powers wrote it that way to avoid frustration with those few post offices in the U.S. that don't know any better and force people to use the white, but if you prefer the green form ask your P.O. if that's ok.  :) 

One more note--the online form insists on a phone number, but ironically the USPS form-makers have a mental disconnect when it comes to overseas military and U.S.-formatted phone numbers LOL (even inside Germany my phone number does NOT follow the 3-3-4 United States format!).  I've suggested sender just make something up, and usually that works.   :)

Date Posted: 10/2/2009 9:34 AM ET
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Just a note, about the green form versus the white one.

When I mailed a book to an APO addy last month, I took it to my PO with the little green form & their machine wouldn't accept it. Even they were surprised, but I had to do a white one to get it to go through.

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Subject: weird
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:13 AM ET
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That's really odd that this happened to you, Debbie.  I wonder if they recently changed the rules???  I was in the States last summer and mailed back some of my purchases with the usual green form no problem!!

Subject: APO AE resident
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 1:35 PM ET
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I just moved to Illinois a few weeks ago after living in Germany for 4 years at a US military base (also live on pacific island in the 90's so had an APO AP address then).

  Anyway, wanted you all to know that the USPS last sees any mail to these addresses in New York state, that's where they hand the packages and envelopes over to the Military Postal Service (MPS) for delivery.  While shopping online while living overseas, I found lots of sites that did not give the AE option, but did say that they shipped to APOs and FPOs (fleet post offices run by the Navy).  I got ALL my packages from them by entering "New York" as the state and putting "APO AE " in as the city name (Germany APO zip codes start with a "zero" ) and that cured my frustration!