All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

The All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment, or ALICE system, was adopted as United States Army Standard A on 17 January 1973 to replace the M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment and M-1967 Modernized Load-Carrying Equipment . ALICE gear is still in some limited use in the US Army in National guard and training units. While the USMC currently uses ALICE gear in training only, it is still in use by Navy and Air Force ground units.

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All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment - Existence Load Components
... Equipment hangers are located above each outside pocket and on each side ... and each of the three outside pockets for keeping equipment dry ... In 1977 the following existence load equipment items are introduced as replacements after modifications due to defects in the original equipment's design Field Pack ...

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