Department of Defense

Deployed equipment packages

When maintenance units deploy to a location, their tools,testers,parts and servicing equipment are often packed up and deployed with them. But when it's time to replace that unit in the field, another unit packs up all of their items and deploys to replace the first unit. I don't understand why we couldn't leave the essential equipment here in the area of responsibility and just ship people and planes. I'm sure this would save billions of dollars in fuel costs by not shipping hundreds, if not thousands of pallets a year. This would allow for smoother transitions in and out of the theater.

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Idea No. 4631