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When you turn on the news and see coverage about our soldiers, the first thing you think of probably isn’t about how tough it can be to send them the daily essentials that they need. When it comes to packaging supplies for the military, the United States Government has developed a complete logistical solution to meet its (often complex) needs.
With the way technology has changed virtually everything, the science of mil spec packaging has also changed with it. Have you ever thought about military packaging? Chances are you haven’t – but it’s more interesting than you might think. Read on for a history of military packaging and to learn more about how it works today.
Military packaging became a concept around 1941, when the U.S. Army was running exercises in Iceland. During those exercises the army experienced a significant amount of supply losses which were eventually attributed to bad packaging solutions. Similarly, the U.S. Navy had the same problem during operations in Guadalcanal in 1942. Ultimately, it was realized that the Army, Navy, and Marines were experiencing extremely troublesome supply shortages that were jeopardizing their ability to sustain operations – all because military packaging design was unable to meet their needs. || Read more

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