SHIPPING TO IRAQ
Most Requested Items
Tips for Parcel Shipping
USPS Shipping FAQ
About APO Addresses
What NOT to Send a Soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan
Prohibited items that will be confiscatedPlease do NOT send the following items to a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. Packages are scanned and these items WILL be confiscated:
Tip: Don't use packing boxes that are labelled with a prohibited substance.
Items that may melt, leak, explode or turn on
Use common sense and realize that packages can be subjected to high heat and bouncing around. Use Ziploc bags and lots of padding where applicable:
Items that are easily found at a base PX (AAFES)
Most Army bases in Iraq now have well-stocked provisions at the AAFES stores. The following items are easily obtained, so send only if a favorite brand is unavailable:
Tip: Don't send food and scented products together. Several weeks in transit at 120°F+ temperatures will result in deodorant-flavored cookies.
For a list of items that can make an appreciated gift,
see Soldier Gift Ideas for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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