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Military Articles and Services List (MASL) Business-Operations OPS/ADMIN Division Prepared by: Paula J. Murphy, DSCA/OPS-ADMIN, 703-604-6576 March 2005 Click to continue
,Introduction This presentation illustrates the new MASL process.
The Military Articles & Services List (MASL) is a catalog of descriptive codes and text used to identify materiel and services available to be transferred to foreign governments and international organizations.
It is intended here to show how to process MASL lines through DSCA using the new guidelines established in the MASL Handbook 7003.
Throughout this presentation, there will be short reviews/tests. Once you have completed the presentation, you’ll get a certificate.
,MASL Topics IA Procedures
Miscellaneous Topics
DSCA Procedures
Standardized Abbreviations
Definitions, Uses & Applicable Codes Associated Reports Selected Item Description Numbers Transparency in Armaments Codes U. S. Munitions List Category Codes Information Requests
Significant Category Codes
1200 System Transaction Formats
,IA Procedures Appendix 4 of the SAMM provides guidance for deciding whether a requirement should be placed in the MASL and programmed as a major item or included as a dollar value line, as follows:
An "X" in the column headed "Major Item" indicates that all requirements under that generic code must be included in the MASL and programmed as defined lines.
An "X" in the column headed "Dollar Line" indicates that all applicable requirements must be programmed under the appropriate dollar value lines which have been previously established in the MASL.
An "X" in the column headed "Major Item" and also in the column "Dollar Line" indicates that specific major items must be programmed as major items with secondary items and components programmed as dollar value lines.
,All additions to new items, or changes and deletions to existing lines should be submitted by the appropriate IA having single-service wholesale inventory management responsibility. When a change is being submitted to transfer the wholesale inventory management responsibility to another IA, such changes shall be initiated by the IA acquiring the responsibility and shall be coordinated with the IA relinquishing responsibility prior to submission to DSCA.
All transactions shall be submitted, by the using one of the appropriate transaction formats (see Chapter 3, 1200 System Transaction Formats) to DSCA by e-mail only ( All MASL input received by the DSCA shall normally be processed along with program data in the next update.
Dollar Line Submissions. All additions of new items, or changes and deletions to existing dollar value lines are initiated by DSCA unless otherwise directed. The IAs when deemed appropriate may make recommendations concerning dollar line additions and changes.
DLA items. Responsibility for submission of MASL data (adds/changes/ deletions) for items supplied by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) belongs to the Department of the Army.  
,The materiel MASL contains two types of lines for use in programming – major items and dollar value lines. Major items are specific individual items identified in the MASL with a unit of issue other than "XX" (dollar lines); e.g., aircraft. Dollar value lines are homogeneous groupings of related items which generally represent a high density of specific individual items or spare parts with relatively low unit prices.
Major items are specific individual items identified in the MASL with a unit of issue other than "XX" (dollar lines); e.g., aircraft.
Dollar value lines are homogeneous groupings of related items which generally represent a high density of specific individual items or spare parts with relatively low unit prices.
NOTE: DSCA shall review all MASL input rece
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Reunions are opportunities for old high school friends or relatives not seen in years to come together and relive fond memories, share recent news and pictures, and pick up nearly forgotten conversations.


For some, however, those days do not exist, not because they are unwilling to revisit the good old days but because they are unable to find information on such reunions. In the business of planning military reunions, it is not common for old friends to gather and speculate on missing buddies, and wonder what had become of them. With the many resources available to vets and reunion planners, however, there is the opportunity to fill in these gaps.


Internet Military Databases

When people think of the word veteran, more than likely the image of an older person comes to mind. We tend to think of our veterans as having served in long ago wars, people one might not find too often using the Internet. Quite the contrary, the percentage of senior citizens who use the Internet has gradually risen over the years, with a good number of Internet sites dedicated solely to improving the quality of life for the aging. One must note, too, that a military veteran need not be a older person – considering Desert Storm happened just more than a decade ago, veterans of that era may be in their thirties and forties!


The Internet provides a good number of resources for retired and former military seeking to reunite with old friends. and, for example, provide large databases of reunion information. A simple search for your former group may yield results. Further search through sites dedicated to each branch of the service may also prove beneficial.


Veteran and Military Publications

Access to any number of regular military publications is also very helpful in tracking down information on upcoming reunions. Many of the major national organizations for veterans, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veteran, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars has a corresponding publication sent to its members. From there you can search for information, and as many of these organizations are online you may find additional news through corresponding message boards.


Military Reunion Planners

Companies dedicated to planning military reunions and gatherings are naturally a good find. A simple search engine search for “military reunions” will yield a wealth of resources on such companies. When you find an organization like Armed Forces Reunions, Inc., you may find they are involved in planning the next meeting of your former group. You may be surprised, too, to know how many people were hoping you would show.


Kathryn Lively is a freelance writers who writes content for various websites, including Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. at, national planner of military reunions.

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The Code of the U.S. Fighting Force is a code of conduct that is an “ethical guide” and a United States Department of Defense directive consisting of six articles to members of the U.S. armed forces addressing how U.S. personnel in combat should act when they must “evade capture, resist while a prisoner or escape from the enemy.” It is considered an important part of U.S. military doctrine but is not formal military law in the manner of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and public international law (such as the Geneva Conventions).

Colonel Franklin Brooke Nihart, USMC, worked at Marine Corps headquarters throughout the summer of 1955, outlined his ideas in longhand and the Code of Conduct was established with the issuance of Executive Order 10631 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on 17 August 1955, after the Korean War. It has been modified twice—once in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter in Executive Order 12017, and most recently in President Ronald Reagan’s Executive Order 12633 of March 1988, which amended the code to make it gender-neutral.

Notably, the code prohibits surrender except when “all reasonable means of resistance [are] exhausted and…certain death the only alternative,” enjoins captured Americans to “resist by all means available” and “make every effort to escape and aid others,” and bars the acceptance of parole or special favors from enemies. The code also outlines proper conduct for American prisoners of war, reaffirms that under the Geneva Conventions prisoners of war should give “name, rank, service number, and date of birth” and requires that under interrogation captured military personnel should “evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability.”

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– …3. Code of Conduct II

– a. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
– b. As an individual, a member of the armed forces may never voluntarily surrender. When isolated and no longer able to inflict casualties on the enemy, the American soldier has an obligation to evade capture and rejoin friendly forces.
– c. Only when evasion by an individual is impossible and further fighting would lead only to death with no significant loss to the enemy should one consider surrender. With all reasonable means of resistance exhausted and with certain death the only alternative, capture does not imply dishonor.
– d. The responsibility and authority of a commander never extends to the surrender of a command to the enemy while the command has the power to fight and evade. When isolated, cut off or surrounded, a unit must continue to fight until relieved or able to rejoin friendly forces through continued efforts to break out or evade the enemy… UCMJ Article 89 Disrespect Toward a Superior Commissioned Officer Military Lawyer max sentence punishment in a military court martial. Call 1-866-969-9860 to consult with a court martial defense lawyer.
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Since the importance of air power was recognized after World War I, aerospace technology has played a vital role in providing militaries around the world with aircraft capable of both attack and defense. Aerospace technology providers design, develop, and manufacture airframes, avionics, and other components necessary to keep fighter jets and bombers flying. Entering the defense industry can seem intimidating with all the well known big name players, but there are opportunities for those new to the business of exporting. One of the best ways to find these opportunities is to understand where aerospace technology is being used today.

As one of the best known aerospace technology manufacturers, Boeing is the third largest defense contractor and the largest aerospace defense provider to the United States military alone, with sales equaling half of their overall profit. Boeing has provided the militaries throughout the world with classic fighter aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle and F-18 Hornet, as well as the formidable American stealth bomber, the B-2 Spirit. Boeing exports its aerospace technology to over 90 countries.

One of the largest competitors Boeing faces for military contracts, Lockheed Martin was formed in 1995 after a merger between Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta. Both of these companies have helped to design and produce two of the most popular and prevalent aircraft in the world, the F-16 Falcon and the C-130 Hercules. Recently, Lockheed also had a hand in the development of the F-22 Raptor.

BAE Systems, a British defense contractor founded in 1999, ranked as the largest defense provider in 2008, selling more products and technologies to the US Department of Defense, than to the UK Ministry of Defense. Although BAE develops technology for air, land, and sea based weapons, this diversification does not hinder their ability to create formidable aircraft as well. BAE, along with its partner company EADS, who created the Eurofighter Typhoon, was a subcontractor for the Northrop Grumman KC-45 refueling airframe, and is helping with the development of the joint strike fighter known as the F-35 Lightning.

Although these key players dominate the aerospace and defense industries, other manufacturers make develop aerospace technology for military aircraft. Honeywell, well known for consumer security products, produces instrumentation, avionics, and radar equipment for a wide variety of aerospace and defense manufacturers. Rockwell Collins also provides avionics, radar, and TCAS components for military and commercial aircraft. General Electric is one of the most popular aircraft engine manufacturers for almost every American fighter, bomber, and commercial aircraft.

A final note for potential exporters: Most aerospace technology also has dual use (which additionally means it does not fall under the jurisdiction of the State Department) in commercial aerospace applications. Well known commercial airframes such as the Boeing 767 and the Airbus A320 share many similarities with military airframes and can use technologies almost 100% interchangeably. In fact, NASA, who works closely with Boeing and other aerospace technology providers, determines at least one commercial use and one military use for every technology it develops. For businesses that deal in exports, almost any US ally would make an excellent export opportunity for dual use aerospace technology.

Elymat Industries Inc. is a professional export outsourcing company. Serving the Military Aerospace Industry for 35 years, we specialize in obtaining US State Department and Commerce Department licenses to ship these products overseas.


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Service in the U.S. Armed Forces is considered to be an honorable duty that often requires ordinary citizens to volunteer to support their country in a time of need. People from civilian professions often sign up for the military reserves, knowing that they may be required to leave their positions of employment to serve their nation in a time of war. Fortunately, the law protects a reservist position at work if they are called into active duty.

In times of peace, many military reservists may not be called into active duty, and may only be required to commit to occasional weekend service for training and other military duties. In times of war, however, reservists may receive orders from the government requiring them to report for active duty and service. In recent years, U.S involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has required the activation of more than 10,000 civilians serving in the reserves.

If a person is called into active duty, he or she is required to report to the specified base for service. This commitment cannot be denied, and there are serious legal consequences for failure to report. Fortunately, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA) of 1994 was established to protect a person’s employment position and status while he or she is away on military duty.

The law states that employers must allow person’s with written military orders to leave their positions for any length of time required by the government without question. The employee’s sick time and vacation time is protected as well, meaning the business cannot legally “dock” earned vacation time for the absence from work.

The employer is allowed to fill the absent worker’s position with contract labor or a temporary employee, but must be prepared to give the job back to the reservist upon return from duty. The military reservist must be re-hired at the same level or position that he or she was at before being called into action. Employers are also not allowed to discriminate against persons who are committed to the military reserves, despite the fact that they may be forced to replace the person for a temporary period during times of war.

If you have faced employment discrimination because of your position in the military reserves, or if your employer has failed to meet the requirements outlined by the USERRA act, you may be able to take legal action. If you would like to know more about the military reserves and employment law, visit the website of the San Antonio employment lawyers of Melton & Kumler, LLP.

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Military patches are worn on the shoulder of individuals in the military force to denote rank and position. But, replica patches are also marketed for collection or to give style to ordinary clothing. Military embroidered patches collection is a enjoyable hobby. People who especially get riveted by army would discover the hobby particularly fun. You can purchase the patches for completely different ranks from online vendors or from clothing stores.

Most of the military patches imitations are made in Philippines, Japan and Taiwan. However, international locations like China and Korea are producing low-cost imitation of the American navy embroidered patches. The patches are hand-crafted and are created from leather, or cotton. The patches are added to the garments either by heat transfer, ironing or embroidery.

History of the Military Patches


The first army patches were sewn onto navy clothes in the Eighteen Eighties. The embroidered patches was manually sewn onto the clothes. The patches was pale in color because the military clothing was khaki and light in color. In 1957, the US army changed to the green outfit and the patches were changed to darkish green. Other military patches included the patches that were sewn by United states servicemen in Vietnam, Thailand and Korea. The patches were manufactured from silk and they had small panel like grooves.

The Sorts Obtainable

The overall US army patches are spherical and have a black background with gold writing of the ‘United States Army’. It’s much customary patch worn by common servicemen. The US navy embroidered patches are spherical and have a white back along with a gold inscriptions. The Us Air force military patches have a white environment with blue writings. The Marine Corp patches are pink olive and black and have the outline taking the shape of their insignia. The Us Coastal Guards navy patches are round and have writings in black. They’ve a gold symbol across the patches. The Us Veteran army patches are brown in coloration with an off white writing. The United States police embroidered patches have a shield shape and have a black surroundings with a white writing much like police badges.

Are You Buying Military Patches?

Military patches may be bought from on-line distributors and from some clothes stores. The prices of the patches depend on the producer, the level of detail and the materials used. Lots of the patches are imported from far east nations. The patches have an adhesive surface at the bottom that enable you to iron the patch onto your clothing. You can even buy patches for sowing against your clothes.

Having Your Own Army Patches

One also can make their very own patches. You can get a piece of cotton material with the background colour of the badge that you simply want. You could then cut off a spherical patch with a diameter of 2.5 ins. You may then stuck the title of the unit, the emblem of the unit as well as the slogan of the unit.

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One of the US’ largest businesses is its military, contractors supply the military with its latest technology and do so at a premium.  Military spending contracts are one of the most coveted sources of revenue for giant companies such as Lockheed Martin, and they have recently been cut to a great extent.  This has forced many of these companies to “trim the fat” as of late, but quite recently this has also spelled out the need to diversify.  These companies will not be able to survive much longer on a budget that is almost exclusively provided by the government, and to this end every opportunity is being examined and explored.  This has lead to many of these companies looking into other options that were available to them; among these has been an expanded presence in the civilian sector.

This could mean any number of things for these large contractors, but it is most definitely a positive sign for the USD on the online forex exchange.  Such corporations are among the best organized and funded on the planet, and if they are going to begin to diversify this could mean a number of things for multiple industries.  New jobs could be formed almost overnight as these huge companies move into the civilian sector, and these facts are not lost on investors.  Many investors are already taking notice of these companies’ plans, and are beginning to assert a long position on the USD.  The US economy is finally beginning to evolve due to a number of different factors, and as a result the equities market is beginning to rise.

The US economy needs to continue to embrace these types of changes if there is to be a cohesive recovery, otherwise things will remain stagnant for a very long time.  Moving forward will be far easier if US companies are willing to evolve with the changing tide, and move in a way that is both profitable and progressive over time.  The only movement to come out of the US economy as of late has been rather stagnant, and has failed to deliver on the promise of progress.  The answer is no longer to trim budgets, it is to re-examine the entire game plan so that a new strategy can be embraced.  If this precedent continues then there is a good chance that the world’s economy can begin to recover, and if it does not then there is the chance of a new economic low.

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