Existence load - definition of existence load by The Free Dictionary
Consists of items other than those in the fighting load that are required to sustain or protect the combat soldier. These items may be necessary for increased personal and environmental protection and are not normally carried by the individual. See also fighting load.
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McConnell said among the improvements is the requirement that the CTV accommodate up to six Marines with their existence loads
and three days of food, water, and ammunition.