Army Uniforms

Army Uniforms

The U.S. Army Service Uniform can trace its roots back to 1779. It is this sense of tradition that makes the Army uniform unique in many ways. Like the other services the Army has several uniforms including the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), the Army Green Service Uniform and the Blue Army Service Uniform. Each is to be worn in specific situations. ... more

Army Recruit Pans Ban of Military Sash at High School Graduations

Graduation cap on a book next to a degree.

CENTRAL KITSAP -- Michael Miglio has dreamed of joining the military since he was 6 years old. Miglio, 19, is bound for boot camp Aug. 1 in South Carolina. He and stepdad Ray Milhomme are miffed Miglio wasn't allowed to wear a sash signifying his status as an Army recruit to Saturday's Central Kitsap High School graduation. "It was kind of dis... more

Soldiers Can Mix Camo Patterns for Cold-Weather Gear

An Intelligence and Sustainment Company team races through the snow transporting a simulated casualty to a landing zone during the Gauntlet Challenge on Fort Drum, N.Y., in this file photo. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Ferdinand Rejano)

WASHINGTON -- As winter weather approaches and temperatures drop, Soldiers turn to their cold-weather gear to keep warm outdoors while conducting training or operations. Many Soldiers now wear their Army Combat Uniform, or ACU, in the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP. But their organizational clothing and individual equipment, or OC... more

Black Socks With PT Uniform Atop Issues Facing Army's Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey has made fitness a renewed priority for the enlisted ranks. Sgt. 1st Class Michael R. Zuk/Army

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Are black socks more stylish than white socks? Since becoming the top enlisted soldier earlier this year, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey has held town hall meetings throughout the world, explaining to soldiers his vision for the future of the force. Of the wide range of topics that Dailey usually discusses with his enli... more

Black Lawmakers Appeal to DoD Over Hairstyle Ban

This undated image shows new Army grooming regulations for females. New  regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers’ appearance are coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes are racially biased.

WASHINGTON -- Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. Sixteen female members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldi... more

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