American couples spend about billion, billion, and 0 billion, consecutively on these items. However, I did think that more money would be spent on furniture.
Many families are now living with makeshift modifications which could be illegal and also unsafe.’ The traditional dream of a family living in their own home is also fading, with more and more families renting, rather than owning, their home.
I have addressed weddings in many of my previous articles.
To initiate the program, the companies involved in the development agreed to do so at their own expense, with the goal that the final product would provide US servicemen with a better capability and morale boost to combat the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
The assessment of the initial performance capabilities of the prototype cartridges, based on shortened commercial .30 Remington cases, was handed over to the USAMU Ammunition Section, headed by Troy Lawton.
A standard engagement used to be (hold your breath on this one) two years. Not to be a downer, but some people are only staying for two years.
One year also used to be a standard engagement length. Now, more and more couples are setting the date for nine months after the proposal.
This was the original programmatic evolution proposed for the SOPMOD Mk12 Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) system, the interim result of which was the fielding of the Mk262 77-grain ammunition, with a planned later transition to the Enhanced Rifle Cartridge (ERC) capability in a mid-bore 6.5mm, 6.8mm or 7mm caliber.
With the already proven combat success of the Mk12 SPR, the SPR concept-development team went to manufacturers in the US ammunition industry for assistance.
During this period you begin to think about your life together.
You realize that there are many things that you need and that you do not have. Statistics show that engaged couples will spend the majority of money on furniture, house wares, and tablewares.
The history of the 6.8mm SPC round is not the subject of this article, but some background on the cartridge’s origins can be found on page 153 of [I]n early 2002, soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group (Abn), headed by MSG Steven Holland, received approval to initiate a Proof of Concept to develop a new capability that would increase incapacitation, lethality, and range over the existing 5.45x39mm, PRC 5.8x39mm, 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges.