New Marine Corp Deployment Bag

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Initial distribution of the Corps’ new Deployment Bag, a 10-pound footlocker on wheels, began in September and will continue for the next year, according to Marine Corps Systems Command. Manufactured by California-based ForceProtector Gear, the new bag can haul up to 75 pounds and is a significant upgrade from the service’s standard green duffel, which has remained largely unchanged for the past 25 years, officials said.

Talk about a big improvement to the old “sea bag”:

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The Corps agreed to pay Atlantic Diving Supply, the bag’s distributor, $18 million for about 60,000 bags, according to SysCom.

They means that they are getting the bags for $300 each

Full article at MarineCorpsTimes – HERE

You can buy one for $420 right now at forceprotector.com – HERE

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James May 20, 2010 at 10:58 am

Are all Marines getting this standard issue now or do you have it issued by CIF and hae to return it after checking out of the unit?

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

According to the marine corps. times article I linked, you can’t keep them. The bags must be returned to the Special Training Allowance Pool at the end of each deployment. :( On the bright side you will still be issued a 2 sea bags when you can keep. hehe

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