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While I was happily thrashing at finding sources for a Wikipedia article, Vogon said "If Class VI is liquor, what are the other classes?". I didn't have an answer, so I turned to the oracle of Google and inhaled some poisonous vapors sacrificed small animals hit the Enter key.

From the U.S. Army Field Manual 4-0 Combat Service Support, I present:

U.S. Armed Forces Classes of Supply

Class I - Subsistence (food), gratuitous (free) health and comfort items.

Class II - Clothing, individual equipment, tentage, organizational tool sets and kits, hand tools, unclassified maps, administrative and housekeeping supplies and equipment.

Class III - Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) (package and bulk): Petroleum, fuels, lubricants, hydraulic and insulating oils, preservatives, liquids and gases, bulk chemical products, coolants, deicer and antifreeze compounds, components, and additives of petroleum and chemical products, and coal.

Class IV - Construction materials, including installed equipment and all fortification and barrier materials.

Class V - Ammunition of all types, bombs, explosives, mines, fuzes, detonators, pyrotechnics, missiles, rockets, propellants, and associated items.

Class VI - Personal demand items (such as health and hygiene products, soaps and toothpaste, writing material, snack food, beverages, cigarettes, batteries, alcohol, and cameras—nonmilitary sales items).

Class VII - Major end items such as launchers, tanks, mobile machine shops, and vehicles.

Class VIII - Medical materiel (equipment and consummables) including repair parts peculiar to medical equipment. ( Class VIIIa – Medical consummable supplies not including blood & blood products; Class VIIIb – Blood & blood components (whole blood, platelets, plasma, packed red cells, etc).

Class IX - Repair parts and components to include kits, assemblies, and subassemblies (repairable or non repairable) required for maintenance support of all equipment.

Class X - Material to support nonmilitary programs such as agriculture and economic development (not included in Classes I through IX).

Miscellaneous - Water, salvage, and captured material.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 15th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
I'll be damned!
Apr. 16th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
cool. i was actually talking with a couple ppl about class VI today, but didn't remember what the other classifications were. thx for the handy reference =)
Apr. 16th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
You once knew the other classifications? o_O

I thought Vogon was pulling my leg at first, but I humored the idea and looked it up. Glad I did!
Apr. 16th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
yeah I looked it up in the field manual once myself because I had the same question you did. hehe.
Apr. 21st, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
excellent research.
Apr. 21st, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Related terms: "Class I download" and "Class VI inspection" :)
Apr. 21st, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Class VI inspection, we made out like bandits in the sale items at our local Sigel's. While Vogon found his usual purchases plus some Paulaner Oktoberfest beer (probably from last year, which means good beer bread for us) the cheese lady in the deli gave us a heads-up on clearance stuff. We picked up almost a dozen bottles of Cowhill Express granita syrup for $1 apiece, assorted dry dip mixes, and a ton of sweets for future parties including a tin of Schokinag drinking chocolate and Grand Marnier fondue chocolate. *drool drool drool*
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