Military equipment—ammunition, weapons, vehicles, supplies, etc. – in harsh environment, needs durable labels that meet industry standards and can survive the elements. Condition tags are a kind of sticker adhered to military equipment, relaying important and accurate condition data about the equipment as it is tracked through the supply chain of defense contractors.
Equipment being supplied to the Department of Defense to aid in the execution of battlefield missions should have a condition tag to indicate it is not intended for ordinary sale; this includes equipment from massive aircrafts all the way down to a pair of night vision goggles. These military condition tags come in five different colors:
- Yellow Tags: DD Form 1574
- Brown Tags: DD Form 1575
- Blue Tags: DD Form 1576
- Red Tags: DD Form 1577-1
- Green Tags: DD Form 1755-2
Each color corresponds with specific forms from the DoD detailing the current condition of the equipment: whether or not it’s serviceable, if it’s currently under testing, if the machine is reparable, etc. Additionally, these tags are standardized across different divisions and departments, facilitating effective communication and allowing for easier and faster identification.
For defense and military environments, how you label matters. Military operations can change in a matter of minutes, and it is absolutely crucial individuals understand the condition of the equipment they are working with or around. At Creative Safety Supply, we offer durable solutions and expert resources for your military labeling needs – keep everyone safe and run missions smoothly by learning more.
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