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A key to faster resupply.

SOLDIERS IN THE BIG SANDPIT KNOW THE CHALLENGE OF GETTING SUPPLIES ON TIME, IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND IN THE RIGHT QUANTITY.

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IT'S EASY TO BLAME THE SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR DELAYS.

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JUST REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE PART OF THE SYSTEM.

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IN-BOUND CONTAINERS AND VEHICLES ARE ALL MARKED WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TRACKING TAGS.

THE TAGS IDENTIFY WHAT'S IN A SHIPMENT, WHERE IT IS AND ITS DESTINATION.

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UNFORTUNATELY ONCE UNITS RECEIVE THEIR SHIPMENT MANY ARE TREATING THE RFID TAGS LIKE TRASH.

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RFIDS ARE REUSABLE, BUT THEY'RE IN SHORT SUPPLY BECAUSE THEY AREN'T BEING SENT BACK FROM THE SANDPIT.

MAKE SURE YOUR UNIT DOES ITS PART TO GET THE TAGS BACK IN THE SYSTEM.

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Prep RFIDs for Return

HERE'S WHAT TO DO ...

* Remove the tag from the vehicle or container after it reaches its final destination.

* Turn the tag in to the first element of your chain of command that has a Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS) computer. They will use their SARSS ITV software to remove the tag's data from the In-Transit Visibility server. (If this step isn't possible, follow the next step.)

* Deactivate the RFID tag by reversing its battery.

IN IRAQ DEACTIVATED TAGS ARE SENT TO ...

RF TAGS for RETROGADE Theater Distribution Center (TDC), Kuwait.

IF CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE, YOU CAN SEND DEACTIVATED RFID TAGS TO EITHER OF THESE STATESIDE ADDRESSES ...

SW3100

Transportation Officer

DDSP New Cumberland Facility

Building Mission Door 113-114

New Cumberland, PA 17070-5002

--or--

SW3224

DEF DIST Depot San Joaquin

REC WHSE 10

25600 South Chrisman Road

Tracy, CA 95376-5000

HELP THE SUPPLY SYSTEM GET YOU THE RIGHT STUFF AT THE RIGHT TIME ... DEACTIVATE AND TURN IN ALL RFID TAGS.

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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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