The U.S. Military Postal Service assigned new ZIP codes for units and troops serving in Iraq.
The changes, which went into effect Oct. 5, include 10 new ZIP codes. Seven ZIP codes will remain the same.
According to the military postal service, the intent of the new ZIP codes is to get mail faster to troops assigned to large units.
“… Large units may move around and it can be difficult for soldiers and their families to switch ZIP codes every time the unit jumps to a new location,” said Capt. Taro Akagi, Coalition Forces Land Component Command forward postal officer in charge.
“As the theater becomes less fluid … some soldiers may benefit by switching to geographic ZIP codes, especially if those soldiers are not co-located with a unit,” Akagi said.
Family and friends using ZIP codes 09302 and 09372 to send mail to V Corps and 3rd Corps Support Command units should now use the new ZIP codes that reflect the individual’s actual geographic location within Iraq.
The new ZIP codes
Al Asad — 09390
Babylon (Multinational Division-Central South) — 09332
Balad (Logistic Support Area Anaconda) — 09391
Baghdad International Airport — 09335
Tallil (Logistic Support Area Adder) — 09331
Tikrit (Forward Logistic Base Sycamore) — 09393
Umm Qasr (Camp Bucca) — 09375
Al-Rasheed — 09333
Victory Base — 09342
Camp Dogwood — 09344
The following ZIP codes will not change:
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) — 09325
1st Armored Division — 09324
4th Infantry Division — 09323
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment — 09320
2nd Light Cavalry Regiment — 09322
82nd Airborne Division — 09394, 09384, 09368
173rd Airborne Brigade — 09347