US Military Uniforms MADE IN THE USA

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The "Berry Amendment," 10 U.S.C. 2533a requires that the Department of Defense give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home grown products.  This specifically applies to metals, food, fabrics and clothing.   Congress originally passed the restrictions in 1941 in order to protect the U.S. domestic industrial base during time of war.

Although the law has been revised several times since then, the provisions concerning clothing and fabrics remain the same requiring all U.S. Military uniforms be manufactured in the United States by U.S. firms.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), passed by both houses of congress on February 13, 2009, included legislation offered by Congressman Larry Kissell (D-NC) mandating that any textile and apparel products contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) be manufactured in the United States with 100 percent U.S. inputs. The "Kissell Amendment" was modeled on and picks up, with little or no modification, many of the specific provisions of the Berry Amendment.


Resources:

AF.Mil News Story

Berry Amendment - Wikipedia








 

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  • 3/5/2010 11:38 PM Kenneth wrote:
    Glad we still make some clothes in the U.S., we may all be wearing uniforms if we where ever cut off from overseas supplies say in a cold war with China
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    1. 3/17/2010 3:11 PM Linda wrote:
      Oh BOY...do YOU speak the truth.
      When I worked in the DoD operating room all the cloth goods were from China. Just bought a PRE-2009 Boonie cap and it had a label...'Made in China.'

      We need to stop supporting our known enemies in my opinion. But hey...I'm just an average citizen...What do I know???
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  • 9/11/2011 7:42 PM JM50 wrote:
    I believe all American flags should apply in this case. american flags should not be made anywhere but in the USA. I would carry it a step farther and have ANY item with the image of the flag on it, be made in America.
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