PEO Soldier recently worked with Defense Media Activity to put together a “Hot Spot” on the 5.56mm 30-round improved magazine that delivers a significant increase in reliability for the battle-tested M16 and M4 weapons systems. The short, informative spot will appear on Armed Forces Network stations around the globe through September 26. The piece reminds Soldiers that “Tan is the plan. Green is good, but black? Send it back.”
The Army’s goal is to field approximately 7,000,000 improved magazines for the Army’s fleet of M16 and M4 weapons. They are currently free issue for deploying units and those in theater. All units operating in theater should contact their chain of command if they have not already received their improved magazines. The new magazines are available in the supply system now for replenishment and can be requisitioned under the NSN 1005-01-561-7200.
Special thanks to Defense Media Activity for helping spread the word on the improved magazine.