Retired Command Sergeant Major T.S. Decker provides some helpful information on how to use mission-specific kit for tactical operations.
Decades ago, troops donned a pistol belt made of canvas to carry a sidearm with holster, magazines, a canteen, a first aid kit, and compass pouch, he said. In the modern era, they wear something similar but with synthetic material that's more lightweight and durable -- in addition to body armor, he said.
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