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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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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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ASSORTMENTS

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

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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Tiger Flight black beret, g... - last post by firefighter

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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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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31st Infantry Division tuni... - last post by grimnar

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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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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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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BASE/BIVOUAC/CAMP/DEPOT ITEMS

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

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EPHEMERA & PHOTOGRAPHS

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

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Dogs and the Military - last post by gunbarrel

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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WWII Mystery Uniform: Men... - last post by flyboy53

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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VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS

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

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MISC / UNKNOWN

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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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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WWII GERMAN POW DOGTAGS ISS... - last post by Reforger

AMERICANS IN FOREIGN SERVICE

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

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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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My Infantry Division Greenb... - last post by warcollect1942

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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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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My DI find today; Prewar 34... - last post by MBS

LAPEL BUTTONS (DISCHARGE & RETIREMENT FOR CIVILIAN CLOTHES)

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Can You Help ID This Pin - last post by Randy Weeks

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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Monkey Mountain, Vietnam Co... - last post by hirsca

IDENTITY ITEMS (DOG TAGS, BRACELETS, ETC)

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Free to any service members... - last post by doyler

MARINE CORPS EGA DISCUSSION

For MARINE CORPS EGA DISCUSSION.

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The complete guide to the E... - last post by warguy

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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Para wings Sterling 1-E - last post by Allan H.

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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WW1 Victory Medal - last post by Bobertizkewl

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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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EDGED WEAPONS


  1. EDGED WEAPONS REFERENCE

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

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USN M2 Combat knife.  Anoth... - last post by Navybean

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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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Doolittle Raider "Mark... - last post by benguttery

MILITARY SHIPS AND VESSELS

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

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MILITARY VEHICLES


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

Post all vehicle information, manuals, pictures, etc.

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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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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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America's ww2 bombing c... - last post by tdogchristy90

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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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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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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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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Displays and reenactors wan... - last post by bheskett

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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Sinsheim museum, Germany - last post by Backtheattack

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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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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BASES, AIRFIELDS, FACILITIES, AND INDUSTRIAL SITES

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

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MILITARY HISTORY DISCUSSIONS

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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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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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H&H Imperial M37 Enlist... - 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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UNIFORMS [REF]


  1. COMBAT/WORKWEAR [REF],
  2. DRESS UNIFORMS [REF]

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

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Washed out labels on clothing - last post by Bob Hudson

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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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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Holick's Hallmarks/Bran... - last post by coli8344

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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US Coast Guard Command Aflo... - 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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Research onthe m-1938 Tank... - last post by Bluespicker

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 Free French Fighter

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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Griswold - last post by m14msgt

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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