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NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS

If you've just signed up as a member, feel free to stop in here and post an introduction about yourself, your collection, or any other information you wish to share with this community. POSTS IN THIS FORUM DO NOT INCREASE YOUR FORUM POST COUNT

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ADMIN ALERTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

This section is for ADMIN alerts and announcements regarding certain users who have violated USMF rules and have been banned, as well as important alerts and announcements regarding the forum.

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FORUM HELP

Having trouble with a portion of the board? Go ahead and post it here so we can help.

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PHOTOS & IMAGING

Need to post an image? Image too big to post? Don't worry. This section will provide help with posting photos and images properly. If you don't find an answer in an existing thread, just post one and we'd be glad to help.

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NEED HELP IDENTIFYING AND D... - last post by Pudgy (V)

SUGGESTIONS & COMMENTS

Have a suggestion or comment about the website? Feel free to post it here.

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BUYERS & SELLERS

Want to notify USMF community members about dealer websites where members can purchase US militaria? Feel free to post that here!


Also, compliment the Buyers and Sellers that demonstrated fair and honest dealings,the folks you can have confidence conducting business. All members assume responsibility of their postings, the USMF accepts no liability.

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FORUM SPONSORS

A listing of Forum Sponsors.

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18TH CENTURY-WWI US MILITARIA


  1. REVOLUTIONARY WAR,
  2. WAR OF 1812 US MILITARIA,
  3. MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR ,
  4. AMERICAN CIVIL WAR,
  5. INDIAN WARS,
  6. SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR,
  7. PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION ,
  8. MEXICAN BORDER 1916,
  9. WWI US MILITARIA,
  10. OTHER

For 18th Century US Militaria from 1800-1918.

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What is this Object? - last post by sundance

ASSORTMENTS

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Section is 'Read-Only... - last post by RustyCanteen

GROUPINGS

Having a hard time deciding where to post your latest grouping, which includes items of all types? Why not post your groupings here!

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Silver Star Philippine Guer... - last post by Moonlight Gecko

UNIFORMS


  1. CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS,
  2. UNIFORMS REFERENCE,
  3. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING REFERENCE

This section contains all types of dress and combat uniforms AND items associated with a uniform to include head gear, foot gear, under clothing and all other clothing accessories.

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USAAF/RCAF uniform - last post by patches

AVIATION CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT


  1. FLIGHT CLOTHING,
  2. FLYING HELMETS AND ACCESSORIES,
  3. SURVIVAL GEAR,
  4. CREWMAN GEAR,
  5. GROUND CREW SPECIAL CLOTHING,
  6. GROUND CREW SPECIAL GEAR

For flight suits, flight jackets, flight helmets, parachutes, and more.

PLEASE POST DRESS UNIFORMS IN THE UNIFORM SECTION.

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Sac Bomber Goggles for Nucl... - last post by mohawkALSE

STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS


  1. BODY ARMOR,
  2. HELMETS & ACCESSORIES REFERENCE,
  3. BODY ARMOR REFERENCE

Post any type of steel helmet or kevlar helmets, helmet accessories and parts, liners, covers, etc.

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Lucky D-Bail find - last post by Moonlight Gecko

CRAIG PICKRALL FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR SECTION


  1. FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR REFERENCE,
  2. PINNED THREADS - FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR,
  3. RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS GEAR

Post any type of equipment or field gear, including packs, pistol belts, holsters, etc. and any type of personal gear, like lighters, soap, shaving cream, etc. - This section is named for one of the forum co-founders, the late Craig Pickrall, who passed away on August 18, 2014.

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Use of 1941 field packs in... - last post by Keystone

BASE/BIVOUAC/CAMP/DEPOT ITEMS

For base/bivouac/camp/depot/etc. type items.

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WWII Office Supplies - ETO - last post by Bluehawk

EPHEMERA, PHOTOGRAPHS & MILITARY ARTWORK


  1. INDIVIDUAL & UNIT PORTRAITS

Post any paper documents, newspapers, illustrations, photographs and military artwork.

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Paper items found on the wo... - last post by firefighter

WOMEN'S SERVICES


  1. WOMEN'S SERVICES REFERENCE

This section is a section for items related to the female/women's services, including WAACs, WACs, WAVES, SPARs, USMC Women's Reserve, American Red Cross, and USO.

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US Navy WAVES Overseas Caps - last post by cutiger83

HOMEFRONT & THE WAR EFFORT


  1. WALT DISNEY GOES TO WAR,
  2. TRENCH ART

Feel free to post any items from the war effort and the homefront struggle to support to the troops abroad.

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a few homefront related ite... - last post by z19

VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS

Post any type and any period of veterans' organization items here.

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Union Veteran Legion - UVL - last post by Brian Keith

FAMILY SEARCHES AND RETURNS

USMF members this section is dedicated to highlighting the items that have been returned to recipents/ owners or their families by our membership or items that forum members would like to attempt to return to the original recipent/owner or families.We will also redirect inquiries from families who join here because of posted items.This section will allow any member to post or list named medals, uniforms, helmets,etc. to be reconnected to the families that could be searching.As always, you as a member have no requirement to respond to contacts about items you post on the forum. If it happens and you are not interested in getting involved, contact me and I will intercede in your behalf.
Always proceed with caution and feel comfortable in your contact with parties when returning items.
This section is completely VOLUNTARY

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Pvt. Walter Fish photos - last post by familytreevets

MISC MILITARIA

If you have a US military item that does not fit any of the above categories, then feel free to post it in this section.

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SPOILS OF WAR

For bringback items found in duffle bags, footlockers, etc.

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ENTIRE NON US COLLECTION.

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Theater made cigarette case... - last post by Bob Hudson

PRISONERS OF WAR / P.O.W.'S

This section is for items used, issued, worn, etc. by prisoners of war.

Any US items issued by the US to AXIS P.O.W.'s are also allowed here.

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USAAF Gunner POW Group - last post by Sequatchiee

AMERICANS IN FOREIGN SERVICE

For militaria of Americans who served with (or in) Foreign armies and formations.

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American in the RAF Ferry C... - last post by Scarecrow

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SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA & PATCHES


  1. ARMY AND USAAF,
  2. NAVY, COAST GUARD AND OTHER SEA SERVICES,
  3. MARINES,
  4. AIR FORCE (USAAF IS WITH ARMY),
  5. CIVIL AIR PATROL,
  6. MISCELLANEOUS / OTHER,
  7. CAN YOU I.D.?

Love shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI) and patches? Then this is the stop for you!

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RECONDO!! - last post by patches

RANKS AND RATES


  1. METAL RANK INSIGNIA,
  2. ARMY AND USAAF,
  3. NAVY, COAST GUARD AND OTHER SEA SERVICES,
  4. MARINES,
  5. AIR FORCE (USAAF IS WITH ARMY),
  6. MILITARY ACADEMIES & ROTC (BOTH HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE),
  7. NON-MILITARY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES,
  8. MISCELLANEOUS / OTHER

Post any rank, rate, specialty, or related insignia in this section.

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Army specialist ranks 1960... - last post by Rakkasan187

BADGES AND AWARDS


  1. HAT BADGES,
  2. ARMY ONLY AWARDS,
  3. ALL BRANCHES,
  4. BRANCH OF SERVICE COLLAR BRASS

If you like qualification badges, distinctive unit insignias, or collar brass, then step inside! It is all right in one place!

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Combat Infatryman Badge in... - last post by seanmc1114

LAPEL BUTTONS (DISCHARGE & RETIREMENT FOR CIVILIAN CLOTHES)

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USMCR lapel insignia - last post by Fly USMC

UNOFFICIAL MILITARY AWARDS (PLAQUES, STEINS, CUPS, CIGARETTE / CIGAR CASES, ETC)

For UNOFFICIAL MILITARY AWARDS (PLAQUES, STEINS, CUPS, CIGARETTE / CIGAR CASES, ETC).

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U.S. Army ADA & Artille... - last post by firefighter

IDENTITY ITEMS (DOG TAGS, BRACELETS, ETC)

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Fake NOK tags - last post by bellasilva

MARINE CORPS EGA DISCUSSION

For MARINE CORPS EGA DISCUSSION.

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How to put an EGA on the Po... - last post by doyler

WING BADGES

This section is for the display and discussion of U.S. military related wing badges. So, if you are a wing collector, then step inside!

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Swooped in and this Meyer i... - last post by aerialbridge

MEDALS & DECORATIONS


  1. MEDALS & DECORATIONS REFERENCE

Post any pictures, documents, ribbon bars, or other items pertaining to U.S. medals and decorations.

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Hollywood ribbon racks, rib... - last post by patches

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UNKNOWN, CAN YOU IDENTIFY?

For identifying that weird piece of militaria no one knows what is.

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Vietnam Rations Bars from V... - last post by patches

REAL OR WHAT?

It's sometimes hard to tell the real from the fake, especially when you only have online photos to go by: if you have a question or suspicion, post it here.

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M42 Paratrooper jump jacket - last post by Red Devil

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FIREARMS & ORDNANCE

Post all types of firearms and firearm accessories, such as ammo, magazines and clips, gun parts, slings, holsters, and ordnance .

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John C. Garand Trophy ? - last post by Charlie Flick

EDGED WEAPONS


  1. EDGED WEAPONS REFERENCE

Post any type of knives, bayonets, swords, or other edged weapons.

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USMC M1859 Sergeants' S... - last post by reschenk

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MILITARY AIRCRAFT & AVIATION


  1. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS & EJECTION SEATS

This section is for posting items, information, pictures, etc. on U.S. military aircraft or military aviation.

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Fuse Panel From What A/C? - last post by viking73

MILITARY SHIPS AND VESSELS

This section is primarily for posting information on U.S. military ships and vessels.

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Question on a Navy Merchant... - last post by Salvage Sailor

MILITARY VEHICLES


  1. MISSILES & ARTILLERY (FIXED, TOWED, AND SELF-PROPELLED)

Post all vehicle information, manuals, pictures, etc.

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How to tell if a Jeep is US... - last post by patches

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MODELING

Like military models and modeling? Then this is the place for you! Share your creations, learn techniques, and just have fun!

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"Charlie" At The Wi... - last post by ArtyScout

BOOK REPORTS

Got a fiction or non-fiction book you wish to tell others about? Be it a good or bad report, we'd love for you to post your thoughts here.

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What are you currently read... - last post by cutiger83

MOVIE & TV REVIEWS

Got a movie or television show, series or documentary that you wish to tell others about? Be it a good or bad report, we'd love for you to post your thoughts here. Also, please feel free to post foreign movies that involve the US military and/or US servicemen.

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MASH - last post by patches

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DISPLAYS


  1. PINNED DISPLAYS

Want to post your collection so that others can see? Have a great display or a great idea for one? Feel free to post those things here!

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Views of my favorite room - last post by arclight

PRESERVATION

Have a great preservation / conservation idea or need advice on preservation / conservation? If so, then this is the place. So, go ahead and step inside!

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question about Goof-off - last post by IrishRebel77

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EVENTS CALENDAR


  1. PAST EVENTS

Know of a militaria show, veterans reunion, or other interesting event? Feel free to post it here.

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Kansas City Military Collec... - last post by copper252

WHERE TO VISIT, PLACES TO BUY MILITARIA WHILE TRAVELING

Where to visit, places to visit, military shop locations, places to buy militaria while traveling.

For questions and suggestions of places to visit. Please start your thread title with the name of the state your post focuses on.

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Planning a Visit to Normand... - last post by earlymb

MUSEUMS, BATTLEFIELDS, AND MONUMENTS

Share your travels and photos of military museums, battlefields, memorials and cemeteries. US and overseas locations involving US military history welcome.

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Uss Midway - last post by KRIS FORD

REENACTING GROUPS & REPRO GEAR

Are you a reenactor and want to connect with other reenactors or just share pictures and information about your reenacting group and reproduction uniforms and gear? Stop by here!

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Plans for ammo crates - last post by RobL

BASES, AIRFIELDS, FACILITIES, AND INDUSTRIAL SITES

For posts related to Bases, Airfields, Facilities, and Industrial Sites.

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NASA Langley Research Cente... - last post by The Meatcan

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MILITARY HISTORY DISCUSSIONS

Want to discuss U.S. military history, such as historical personalities or battles? Step inside here and post away.

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151st Depot Brigade WWI - last post by Salvage Sailor

VETERAN RECOLLECTIONS

Have interviews, letters, or other direct-from-the-veteran information that you wish to share with the community? Feel free to post it here!

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A poignant letter from the... - last post by tarbridge

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TAPS

A section for members to post memorials and in memoriam posts.

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Non-Militaria misc

Anything that doesn't fit the above categories, feel free to post here - and that even includes movie reviews, social chat, etc. Just make sure you keep it clean though!

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EGA REFERENCE - GARY MOHRLANG MEMORIAL SECTION [REF]


  1. OFFICER EMBLEMS [REF],
  2. ENLISTED EMBLEMS [REF]

The following is the reference section for US Marine Corps EGA / EG&A / Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblems from all periods. This section is named for one of its founders, the late Gary L. Mohrlang, who passed away on February 17, 2008.

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M37 Officers Pinback Dress... - last post by Bob Hudson

SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA [REF]


  1. ARMY,
  2. NAVY,
  3. MARINE CORPS,
  4. AIR FORCE

This section includes photographic illustrations and / or information regarding the patches worn by various divisions, units, and other military organizations.

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76th Infantry Division - last post by patches

MEDALS & DECORATIONS [REF]


  1. SINGLE MEDALS & CITATIONS [REF],
  2. GROUPINGS [REF],
  3. RIBBON BARS [REF],
  4. ***HOLDING / SORTING AREA***

The following is the reference section for US military medals and decorations from all periods.

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WWI MEDAIILLE D'OR O... - last post by ww1buff

HALLMARKS [REF]

This section includes photographic illustrations and / or information regarding the manufacturer codes and hallmarks seen on various types of U.S. military insignia.

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Leonard Phila. - last post by triplecanopy

MARKSMAN, QUALIFICATION & DUTY BADGES [REF]


  1. AIR FORCE [REF],
  2. ARMY [REF],
  3. COAST GUARD [REF],
  4. MARINE CORPS [REF],
  5. NAVY [REF]

The following is the reference section for US military marksman, qualification, and duty badges from all periods.

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Coast Guard Aviator specific - last post by MastersMate

HELMETS & ACCESSORIES [REF]


  1. ACCESSORIES FOR HELMETS [REF],
  2. EXPERIMENTAL HELMETS [REF],
  3. FOREIGN MANUFACTURED WORLD WAR I HELMETS [REF],
  4. M1917 HELMETS [REF],
  5. M1917A1 HELMETS [REF],
  6. M1 HELMET, LINERS, & ACCESSORIES [REF],
  7. MARKED & PAINTED HELMETS [REF],
  8. FLAK HELMETS [REF],
  9. TALKER'S HELMETS [REF],
  10. KEVLAR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES [REF],
  11. ARMORED HELMETS [REF],
  12. FAKES, REPRODUCTIONS, FORGERIES, & FOREIGN COPIES [REF],
  13. DISPLAY & PRESERVATION OF HELMETS [REF],
  14. ***HOLDING / SORTING AREA***

The following is the reference section for US military helmets and helmet accessories from all periods.

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24th Infantry Division MP H... - last post by sgtdorango

BODY ARMOR [REF]


  1. VESTS [REF],
  2. SHORTS / DIAPERS [REF],
  3. ***HOLDING / SORTING AREA***

The following is the reference section for US military protective clothing, including ballistic protection clothing, from all periods.

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USAF Security Forces RBR Fl... - last post by Heptonic48

FIREARMS AND ORDNANCE [REF]


  1. INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS [REF],
  2. CREW SERVED WEAPONS [REF],
  3. FLARE AND SIGNAL GUNS, DEVICES, AND PROJECTORS [REF],
  4. TRAINING AIDS [REF],
  5. NON-FIRING FIREARMS AND WEAPONS [REF],
  6. FIREARM ACCESSORIES [REF],
  7. ORDNANCE [REF],
  8. MISSILES & ARTILLERY [REF],
  9. NBC / CHEMICAL WARFARE WEAPONS [REF],
  10. MISCELLANEOUS WEAPON RELATED [REF],
  11. COLLECTIONS AND DISPLAYS [REF],
  12. MILITARY MARKSMEN [REF]

The following is the reference section for US military firearms and ordnance, as well as associated equipment including, holsters, cleaning equipment, slings, ammunition, etc.

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Marlin UD 42 - last post by Kadet

FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR [REF]


  1. AIRBORNE SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF],
  2. AMMUNITION POUCHES & CARRIERS [REF],
  3. ANIMAL GEAR [REF],
  4. ARMOR SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF],
  5. BELTS [REF],
  6. CAN YOU IDENTIFY? [REF],
  7. CANTEENS [REF],
  8. CAVALRY SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF],
  9. COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT & DEVICES & SIGNAL CORPS ITEMS [REF],
  10. COMPASSES [REF],
  11. EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) [REF],
  12. ENGINEERING CORPS ITEMS [REF],
  13. MAP CASES & CARRIERS [REF],
  14. MEDICAL GEAR [REF],
  15. MILITARY POLICE / INTELLIGENCE,
  16. MISCELLANEOUS GEAR [REF],
  17. MOUNTAIN / SKI TROOP SPECIFIC ITEMS [REF],
  18. NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, & CHEMICAL (NBC) GEAR [REF],
  19. OPTICAL DEVICES [REF],
  20. PACKS [REF],
  21. PERSONAL ITEMS [REF],
  22. RUBBER ASSAULT (WATERPROOF) BAGS [REF],
  23. SHELTER / SLEEP GEAR [REF],
  24. STABO / SPIE / JOES RIGS [REF],
  25. SUBSISTENCE ITEMS [REF],
  26. SURVIVAL GEAR [REF],
  27. SUSPENDERS [REF],
  28. TACTICAL LOAD BEARING VESTS [REF],
  29. TOOLS [REF],
  30. ***HOLDING / SORTING AREA***

The following is the reference section for US military field gear from all periods.

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UNIFORMS [REF]


  1. AIR FORCE [REF],
  2. ARMY [REF],
  3. MARINE CORPS [REF],
  4. NAVY [REF]

The following is the reference section for US military uniforms from all periods.

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P44 Frogskin USMC Camo - last post by 27Division18

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