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Stay current on trends, topics, and technology! Below are some special announcements and links to the field of packaging to keep you up-to-date. If you have any recommendations for sharing information, please use either our feedback form to submit your request or E-mail us directly at: DSCC.packaging@dla.mil.

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Special Announcements

Notice: MIL-STD-129R is Now Available
Importance: High     Expiration Date: NONE

The latest revision of MIL-STD-129 is available. The new MIL-STD-129R replaces the MIL-STD-129P. Get your copy of MIL-STD-129R at the Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System (ASSIST) web site or DLA's Packaging Specifications, Standards, and Manuals web page.


Non-compliances for RFID "Radio Frequency Identification Device" labeling will now impact Suppliers ABVS scores if found non-compliant due to missing tags or other RFID labeling discrepancies in which the supplier is non-compliant.


On January 9, 2008, the Department of Defense adopted IPC/JEDEC J-STD-609, "Marking and Labeling of Components, PCBs and PCBAs to Identify Lead (Pb), Pb-Free and Other Attributes." A new clause at DLAD 52.211-9063, Unit Package Marking Requirement for Component Lead Finish, will require contractors to mark individual containers in accordance with paragraphs 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 of the standard. The marking requirements will initially apply to awards for items falling within Federal Supply Classes 5905, 5910, 5945, 5961, and 5962. Copies of the standard may be purchased or downloaded from the IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industry (IPC), http://www.ipc.org ; or the Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC), http://www.jedec.org.

Importance: High     Expiration Date: None

Due to heightened security, the U.S. Post Office may not accept packages for overseas military mail that are not addressed to an individual or job title such as 'Commander' or 'Commanding Officer'. Vendors shipping to APO/FPO addresses via parcel post must now address their shipments to the attention of the Commander or Commanding Officer. Additional information can be found on the USPS website - 'Overseas Military Mail' at: http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/2003/html/pb22101/apofpo.html.

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