Archive for the ‘Honoring the United States Military’ Category

5 Great Veterans Charities to Donate To This Holiday Season

Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Thank our troops this holiday season… donate to one of these military charities.

We support our troops here at Packaging Strategies Incorporated. If you’re looking for a great way to give back to those who made sacrifices to defend our freedom, consider donating to a charity focused on helping our veterans. The following 5 charities are great places to donate to this holiday season. (more…)

PSI Cases Celebrates Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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PSI Cases salutes all military members for their service this Veterans Day.

Today, on this most solemn day, we want to wish all veterans a happy Veterans Day. This is a day to honor and celebrate all of those who served in our armed forces. Today we’re going to take a look at the history of Veterans Day. (more…)

Celebrating Independence Day

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Independence Day

This Friday marks the 239th birthday of the United States of America. July 4th is the most celebrated day in America, as it highlights the independence of the United States from Britain. As Americans from all across the country begin to celebrate the holiday with parades, cookouts, and fireworks, here are a few things to remember about the holiday!

  1. Declaration of Independence- Independence Day is the celebration of the signing of the document known as the Declaration of Independence. This document, signed by Robert Livingston, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson, declared America’s independence from Britain.
  2. Federal Holiday- Although Independence Day had been celebrated since 1776, Congress didn’t declare the day a federal holiday until 1938.
  3. Not the Accurate Date- While we continue to celebrate our Independence on July 4th, the truth still remains that the actual time of independence came at least a month later. The Declaration of Independence was fully signed by each member of the Continental Congress until August 2nd and didn’t reach King George the Third until August 30th.
  4. Death of Two Men- On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away within hours of one another.
  5. Fireworks- The tradition of fireworks on July 4th began around the 19th century when citizens began to light and set off left over explosives from the war. Today, over 14,000 fireworks displays are ignited each year for the holiday.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated enjoys celebrating the independence of the United States of America each year. Our company is proud to continue our partnership with every branch of the United States Armed Forces who continue to protect the independence of the American people.

To get started with PSI on your new custom cases, call us today at 410.547.7877 or click here.

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Independence Day: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

PSI and MEGS

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The United Service Organization is a nonprofit that was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. The purpose of the organization is to provide our troops with entertainment as they serve our country. Local USOs throughout different countries where troops are stationed provide the men and women with entertainment and time to relax from their high stressed situations. However, troops within the Special Forces are left without these simple pleasures because of their remote locations. According to Brian Hargis, the USO was able to make him a hero to troops within the HALO team from 7th Special Forces Group. How? By providing the troops with MEGS.

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A Mobile Entertainment Gaming System, or MEG, is a self-contained platform for multimedia use. The equipment is placed within a rugged and durable case that troops are able to transport easily. Within each black case, troops will find an Xbox system along with a monitor, controllers, power strip, Xbox Kinect, games, and DVDs. The USO created this idea and brought their plans and ideas to PSI. After working with PSI, MEGS were being shipped to troops in May of 2012. The CEO of PSI, Jeff Bell, had this to say about the project, “PSI supports the warfighter and is pleased to play a small part in bringing some happiness to those who defend our country on a daily basis.”

PSI uses testing and methods for both the electrical design and the exterior case design that are typically used for military combat equipment to ensure the gaming equipment arrives to its destination safely. In 2014 alone, 92 MEGS were shipped to entertain 11,722 troops in areas like Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.

Units can request a MEGS by using this form.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Veterans Day and PSI

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Veterans Day

This Tuesday our nation will be celebrating Veterans Day. Every year on November 11th, businesses and civilians alike take the time to say thanks to the many men and women that make up our United States Armed Forces. Whether they have just returned from serving in Iraq, or they still remember the days of World War II, our veterans deserve recognition and appreciation for what they have accomplished for our country.

Veterans Day originated in 1918 and was first known as Armistice Day. This is because in the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour during World War 1, Germany declared a “cessation of hostilities”. Several months later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end the war. Although this was signed on June 28th, the nation considered November 11th to be the true end of World War I. In 1921, an American soldier that was unidentified was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, leading the nation to continue the tradition of celebrating Armistice Day. In 1938, an act was passed to declare November 11th as a federal holiday. As time passed and the United States engaged in World War II and the Korean War, the idea of Armistice Day began to change to include not just the First World War, but the battles that had been fought following. Because of this, President Eisenhower signed a piece of legislation in 1954 to have Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated is proud to work closely with our United States government and our armed forces. We know how important it is for military equipment to be shipped effectively and safely to prevent damage from occurring. Our men and women serving our country do not have time to deal with faulty equipment due to damage that was caused by the transportation process. This is why PSI has developed several packaging solutions to ensure equipment is shipped safely for our military. We have also developed several partnerships with acclaimed manufacturers to ensure our products are made at the highest quality at a reasonable price.

PSI thanks our veterans for the service they have given and wish them the best not only on November 11th, but every day of the year.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Independence Day and PSI

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Independence Day

This Friday marks the 238th birthday of the United States of America. July 4th is the most celebrated day in America, as it highlights the independence of the United States from Britain. As Americans from all across the country begin to celebrate the holiday with parades, cookouts, and fireworks, here are a few things to remember about the holiday!

  1. Declaration of Independence- Independence Day is the celebration of the signing of the document known as the Declaration of Independence. This document, signed by Robert Livingston, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson, declared America’s independence from Britain.
  2. Federal Holiday- Although Independence Day had been celebrated since 1776, Congress didn’t declare the day a federal holiday until 1938.
  3. Not the Accurate Date- While we continue to celebrate our Independence on July 4th, the truth still remains that the actual time of independence came at least a month later. The Declaration of Independence was fully signed by each member of the Continental Congress until August 2nd and didn’t reach King George the Third until August 30th.
  4. Death of Two Men- On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away within hours of one another.
  5. Fireworks- The tradition of fireworks on July 4th began around the 19th century when citizens began to light and set off left over explosives from the war. Today, over 14,000 fireworks displays are ignited each year for the holiday.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated enjoys celebrating the independence of the United States of America each year. Our company is proud to continue our partnership with every branch of the United States Armed Forces who continue to protect the independence of the American people.

To get started with PSI on your new custom cases, call us today at 410.547.7877 or click here.

Follow PSI today on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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Independence Day: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Memorial Day and PSI

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Military Weapons CasesThis Monday is Memorial Day. Today, most people think of Memorial Day as a day off from school and work. But do you know what Memorial Day stands for? Do you know how it began?

On May 5th, 1868, the head of a group called the Grand Army of the Republic called for Decoration Day. Three years after the end of the Civil War, this day was a time dedicated to decorating the graves of the fallen soldiers. John A. Logan, Major General, determined that May 30th would be Decoration Day. It is said that May 30th was chosen because all across the nation, flowers would be in bloom to decorate the graves. Prior to Decoration Day, local areas throughout the nation had been remembering and honoring the fallen soldiers. On April 25th, 1866, a group of women are said to have participated in one of the first ever tributes in Columbus, Mississippi, when they decorated the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers. There is often discrepancies surrounding the official location where Memorial Day was founded, although President Lyndon Johnson, along with Congress, decreed Waterloo, New York the birth place in 1966.

Prior to World War 1, Memorial Day was spent honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. Once WW1 ended, the fallen soldiers of both wars were remembered on the holiday. The day is normally marked at Arlington National Cemetery where small American flags can be found at every gravesite. In December of 2000, Congress passed “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” to ensure the citizens of the United States of America never lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday. There is also a National Moment of Remembrance, which is a minute of silence taking place at 3:00pm on Memorial Day.

So amid you family gatherings and cookouts this upcoming Monday, take the time to remember the fallen soldiers of our country. When the clock hits 3:00pm, take the minute to pause and honor those that have given their lives so that we may live ours in safety and freedom.

 

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we work hard to provide every branch of our armed forces with the highest quality custom cases to transport all of their valued equipment that is essential in keeping our country safe. We are proud to serve them as they have so selflessly served us.

To learn more about PSI and our services, click here or call (410)-547-1616. Find us on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

The 71st Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: A Date that will live in Infamy

Friday, December 7th, 2012

7 December 1941. It is “a date that will live in infamy.” It is the date of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. 353 Japanese planes rained down on the unsuspecting Americans at Pearl Harbor. On that infamous date, 2,390 Americans lost their lives, another 1,282 wounded. The attack also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer, while destroying 188 U.S. aircraft.

The following day, 8 December 1941, the United States officially declared war on Japan. And within three days, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S., an act reciprocated by the U.S. the same day.

The United States of America had officially entered World War II.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Pearl Harbor Address


Military Cases from Packaging Strategies Incorporated (PSI)

Over the years, PSI has worked closely with every arm of our country’s defense forces, and ensured that the tactical and sensitive electronics they use arrive ready for deployment. What’s more, our case systems are easy to master and ensure that these same instruments arrive safely home from the zone of operations.

Sinco 1990, PSI has evolved from a small organization focused on supporting the defense community to a multi-facated company serving both defense and private enterprises. Our expertise, qualified personnel and on-site production facilities allow us to meet and exceed every client’s needs.

If you have any questions, contact PSI by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

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Veterans Day and Packaging Strategies Inc.: Honoring our Nation’s Veterans

Friday, November 9th, 2012

This Veterans Day, we at Packaging Strategies Inc. would like to thank all past and present service men and women for their dedicated service. Thank You! The History of Veterans Day On November 11, 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, ceased fighting furing World War I, known at the time as “The Great War.” The next year, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Then, in 1938, an Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) officially made November 11th a legal holiday, a day dedicated to honor veterans of World War I. But following World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and instead inserting the word “Veterans.” And on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor ALL American veterans. Happy Veterans Day from all of us here at Packaging Strategies Incorporated!

Packaging Strategies Inc. (PSI) and Custom Military Cases and Shipping Containers

Since 1990, PSI has been serving the defense community, providing custom cases and shipping containers (rotationally molded containers, injection molded transit cases, and metal cases) for branches of the military and various other government agencies. We have worked closely with every arm of our country’s defense forces to ensure that the tactical and sensitive electronics they use arrive ready for deployment.

As a 9001 ISO Certified and Registered company, PSI is an obvious choice for the defense community and other government agencies who seek quality protective cases delivered quickly and under budget. We’re familiar with the requirements of government contracting, and because our facilities are located in a hub and empowerment zone, we qualify for other government opportunities

If you’re interested in learning more about our Custom Military and Government Cases and Containers, please contact Packaging Strategies Inc. by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, we have manufactured systems integration packages and container solutions (rotationally molded containers, injection molded transit cases, and metal containers) for clientele of all types, from government agencies, large corporations and branches of the military to the private sector.

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Happy 4th of July from PSI :: Government and Military Cases and Containers

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

It doesn’t matter if you call it the Fourth of July or Independence Day, July 4th is a time to celebrate our nation’s freedom.

The History of the 4th of July

In 1776, representatives from all 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. The Continental Congress voted in favor of that declaration on Jul 2nd. Two days later, on July 4th, delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historical document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Since that day, the 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of our nation’s independence. However, it was not until 1941 that the date became a federal holiday.

We at Packaging Strategies Inc. would like to thank all past and present service men and women for their dedicated service. Thank You!

At PSI, our expertise, qualified personnel and on-site production facilities have allowed us to evolve from a small organization focused on supporting the government and military to a multi-faceted company serving both defense and private enterprises.

  • Government Cases & Containers: We’re familiar with the requirements of government contracting. And as a 9001 ISO Certified and Registered company, PSI. is the perfect partner for government agencies and bureaus who need quality products delivered quickly and under budget.
  • Military Cases & Containers: At PSI, we have worked closely with every arm of our country’s defense forces to ensure that the tactical and sensitive electronics they use arrive ready for deployment.

Happy 4th of July from all of us here at Packaging Strategies Incorporated!

If you’re interested in learning more about our Custom Military and Government Cases and Containers, please contact Packaging Strategies Inc. by calling 410-547-7877, email info@psicases.com, or click here today!

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, we have manufactured systems integration packages and container solutions (rotationally molded containers, injection molded transit cases, and metal containers) for clientele of all types, from government agencies, large corporations and branches of the military to the private sector.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!