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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/19/2001 4:21:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2001 4:19:23 PM EST by JC]
Any ideals what this stamp means? Thanks, JC [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1058287&a=13653805&p=53139456[/img] I am looking for definition on the smaller markings.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 4:39:29 PM EST
CIF is the Central Issue Facility of any given Army post, so it seems like in Panama they have their own way of tagging their equipment. Was this a normal BDU shirt, because normally you wouldn't get BDU's through CIF?
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 4:52:25 PM EST
The "WF6XTY" code that should identify the unit or post. I used to handle DD-1348s for shipping & receiving, and that code would translate into a location and shipping address. I recall using micro-fiche to check the codes (yes, it's been a few years). I'm pretty sure we're now completely out of Panama, so a current listing probably wouldn't show that code.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 9:16:00 AM EST
Holywood is correct, CIF is definitely "central issue facility". My guess would be that these jungle BDU's were issued at Fort Sherman. Probably to those sent TDY to attend one of the various jungle courses at the Jungle Operations Training Center at Fort Sherman. Since this was a "Joint Training Center" (Army, Air Force, Marines), there may have been a need to issue "loaner uniforms" for those attending courses who weren't issued these uniforms. That's my guess. And since Fort Sherman was closed in 1999, it makes sense that these uniforms would have started showing up in various surplus stores etc. DaMan
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 9:35:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 3:09:07 PM EST
Hollywood, yes, it is a standard BDU shirt. Thanks all for the info guys, it was just one of those things you see and need to know...
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