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MILVANMilitary-Owned Demountable Container
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He needed large straps to secure the wall lockers onto specially made tracks that would be installed in the MILVANs. But he first needed to put his idea on paper and write a funding request to the battalion executive officer, who was skeptical at first and very frugal with battalion funds.
As DMSO personnel filled each MILVAN with available stocks, they identified shortfalls and critiqued the requirements for a variety of physician-preferred items.
One 60-by-20-foot tent, four 20-foot MILVANs (military-owned demountable containers), and two ISU-96 refrigeration units were available for storage.
No tents were available for a warehouse, so DMSO requested six additional 20-foot MILVANs and two 20-foot refrigerated MILVANs.
After acquiring the additional MILVANS, one of the logistics soldiers used his carpentry skills to build shelving units inside each of the MILVANS.
Each TRICON can be moved or shipped individually or connected side by side to two other TRICONs and configured with dimensions similar to those of a 20-foot MILVAN (military-owned, demountable container).
Since a TRICON is smaller than a 20-foot MILVAN, it can be handled and moved by a 10,000-pound-capacity forklift as long as the overall gross weight of the container does not exceed the lifting capacity of the forklift.
Because TRICONs can be connected and configured in dimensions similar to a 20-foot MILVAN, they can be handled by a rough-terrain container handler (RTCH).
TRICONs store equipment in a configuration that makes the equipment relatively visible and easy to reach, compared to a 20-foot MILVAN that may have to be completely downloaded just to reach one piece of equipment in the back of the container.
The MS&T containers and modules, with their individualized storage compartments, provide a significant improvement in materiel handling and protection compared to the "bulk" type storage containers, such as military van (MILVAN) containers, that commonly are being used today.
During a second "drawdown," two wreckers were taken out to the joint security station and used to move 20-foot MILVANs [military-owned demountable containers].
The network support company, with the encouragement of LTC Tom Gukeisen, 3-71 CAV commander, built command and control nodes out of 20' MILVANs. The inside was insulated and sided with plywood and an environmental control unit was mounted to the front.