Your Essential Overseas Deployment Checklist

Your Essential Overseas Deployment Checklist

Do you have a deployment abroad coming up? In addition to all your standard-issue gear, you'll want to explore these products. Make sure you're ready for the journey, prepared for your down time, and most important of all, geared up for the mission.



LUGGAGE

Snugpak
– Kit Monster Bag

This spacious roller bag has 120L of room and plenty of grab handles for hauling tons of gear.

5.11 Tactical
– NBT Duffle Lima

This midsize bag is perfect for those week-long assignments that happen every once in a while. Doubles as the perfect gym bag.

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Backpack

Propper
– Bias Sling Bag

This excellent travel bag features MOLLE webbing, three large pockets, and enough room for a 15" laptop.

Badlands
– Tactical BOS Pack

The best thing about this three-day duty bag is the fact that it's water-repellant. Because the weather doesn't care about you. At all.

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Device Protection

LifeProof
– iPhone 6/6s fre Power Case

The toughest case on the market with a built-in charger that doubles your phone's battery life. Enough said.

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Sunglasses

Oakley
– SI Ballistic Det Cord

Anti-fog coating, ANSI Z87.1-2010 ballistic compliant, and badass as hell.

Gatorz
– Magnum Tactical Edition

An all-metal aluminum frame that is slightly adjustable for a wrap-around, customizable fit. (Fun fact: Marcus Luttrell wore this brand in Afghanistan.)

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Flashlight

Fenix
– PD35

960 lumens and under six inches in length. Portable, powerful, and lightweight.

Princeton Tc
– Remix Pro Headlamp

Does great in cold weather and harsh conditions, and has a burn time of 40 hours.

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Knife

Benchmade
– Fixed Adamas

Comes with paracord so you can customize the grip to your liking, as well as a MOLLE compatible injection-molded sheath.

SOG
– Aegis Folder

We mostly like the price of this popular folder. Weighs only 3.10 ounces and features SOG assisted opening technology.

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Multitool

Leatherman
- MUT

A multi-tool built with shooters in mind. It even has a bolt-override tool for clearing jams from the ejection port. Cool, right?

Gerber
– Multi-Plier 600

You can open and use the pliers with one hand, making it perfect for tight spaces and quick tasks.

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Gloves

5.11 Tactical
– Hard Time

The thermoplastic knuckleplates give these gloves some extra armor, and you can even use your smartphone with taking 'em off.

Oakley
- Centerfire

Insulated, rugged, and water-resistant, all without compromising dexterity.

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Weapon/Rifle Sling

BDS Tactical
– Enhanced Dual Sling

Allows for both single point and two-point sling configurations, plus the shoulder strap is nicely padded.

Specter Gear
– Viper Sling

The main portion of the webbing that supports the weapon is 1.5" wide, perfect for fully equipped M4s.

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Watch

Luminox
– Colormark 3080 Series

Made to last years of abuse. Water-resistant up to 660 feet and boasts illumination that'll stay lit for a quarter century. No, seriously.

Casio
– G-Shock GD100

Yeah, you knew a G-Shock would be on this list. Oversized, impressively shock resistant, and featuring 31 time zones on display. Among other things.

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Plate Carrier and Chest Rigs

5.11 Tactical
– Tactec Carrier

Affordable, lightweight, and distributes weight evenly and comfortably.

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Boots

Magnum
– Response III 80

It's got a fiberflass shank that doesn't add any unneeded weight, plus a slip-resistant carbon rubber outsole.

Oakley
– Light Assault Boot

The lightweight Cordura and synthetic upper is extra breathable, giving your feet a break out in the field.

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Jackets

5.11 Tactical
– Full Zip Sweater

Handwarmer pockets have pass-through zippered openings. Perfect for concealed carry.

Under Armour
– Freedom Tech 14

A very lightweight pullover that's perfect for a little extra layering in the evening.

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Baselayer and Apparel

5.11 Tactical
– Loose Fit Crew Shirt

The mesh vents under the armpits are a must-have, especially for desert climates.

Darn Tough
– Mid Calf Cushion Socks

People rejoiced when Darn Tough returned to GovX after a long hiatus. The name says it all. These socks hold up to tons of wear and tear.

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Weapon Cleaning Kit

Venatical
– 5.56mm to .45 Cleaning System

Compatible with a variety of calibers and weapon systems, this little kit comes with the most common cleaning supplies.

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USB Device Charging

Goal Zero
– Sherpa 100 Power Pack

Recharges from the wall, solar panels, or even a car and provides enough power for laptops, phones, and tablets.

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Action Cam

GoPro
– Hero 4 Black

Of course this is on the list. The premiere action camera. This one is capable of shooting 4k video.

Garmin
– VIRB XE

A highlight of this bad boy is its dedicated photo button, making it an excellent point-and-shoot cam in addition to a waterproof action cam.

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Headphones & Audio

Beats by Dre
– Powerbeats 2 Wireless

They're good enough for LeBron James. Incredible bass and audio quality, and sweat-resistant earbuds for working out.

Fugoo
– Tough Bluetooth Speaker

A rugged, rubberized speaker that produces a nice 360-degree arc of booming sound. Impact resistant and totally waterproof.

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Bathroom Stuff

Fieldworks Supply Company
– Shave Gel and Wash Package

Keep that beard in check. Command has standards, after all. This package has everything a properly-groomed man oughta have.

Road Runner Sports
– Reef Sandals

You know why these are the on list. Bathrooms can be a little gross in-country, huh?

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Snacks!!!

Duke's Meats
– Jim Beam Bourbon Glaze Beef Strips

As if you needed a reason why this is on the list. They're friggin' delicious.

Bigs
– Hidden Valley Ranch Sunflower Seeds

Try not to make too much of a mess. Other people work here, after all.

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