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Guide to Military Uniforms and Insignia

Evidence of the first use of military uniforms dates back to circa 200 BC and the Spanish warriors who faced Hannibal. Of course the first U.S. Military uniforms date back to 1779 when General George Washington chose to use the blue uniform coat with state facing colors, and white waistcoat and breeches. The U.S. blue uniform was in direct contr... more

Troops in Camoflage

House Votes to Eliminate Service Camo Patterns

A Congressional committee voted Wednesday to end service-specific camouflage in an amendment that would push the military toward creating joint combat uniforms by 2018. Committee members expressed frustration over the millions of dollars the services have spent to field camouflage patterns that focus more on creating a visual brand than effecti... more

Honolulu bay

Fashion Police Crack Down at Hawaii Army Base

HONOLULU - A Hawaii Army base is trying to maintain decorum by monitoring what people are wearing and how they're behaving. A fashion police "Courtesy Patrol" at Schofield Barracks on Oahu is cracking down on civilian and off-duty soldier attire that's deemed inappropriate - including short shorts, bare midriffs, visible underwear, sagging pant... more

Navy Uniforms

The first U.S. Navy uniform was non-descript and consisted of pantaloons often tied at the knee or knee breeches, a jumper or shirt, neckerchief, short waisted jacket and low crowned hats. The Navy didn't begin to standardize their uniforms until 1841, which reflected British Naval traditions. Today's Navy uniforms include the new Working Unifor... more

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

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