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  1. The same information can be found here: http://leatherneckm31.typepad.com/medal_of...er-10-2010.html
  2. It is clear that nobody likes the Army Service Uniform. I agree with the above post; the Army lacks a uniform to fit between a combat uniform and a dress uniform. Again I agree that the Tropical Worsted uniform would have been well received by all Soldiers. The black beret needs to go. After nearly 10 years many troops still cant get it right. For anyone that wants to go back to Pinks/ Greens, Ike Jackets, etc. think in practical terms, not what you wish you had in your collection. In comparison to the other services uniforms, I suspect that most Soldiers are experiencing the "You're ug
  3. Here's a picture of COL Bob Howard wearing a marksmanship badge. Obviously nobody is going the man. On a separate note, AR 670-1 does not prohibit the wearing of marksmanship badges by officers.
  4. Military Free Fall is conducted as a means of surreptitious entry which mitigates the need/requirement for a ballistic helmet while in the air. Once on the ground the mission may dictate that you don helmets and body armor. There are mod-kits for ACH's being tested right now. So is the helmet real? Who knows. Just because the seller says its a HALO helmet doesnt mean that it is. Maybe its one of the ones worn when driving a Fast Attack Vehicle. According to FM 3-05.211, you can wear a Protec helmet for MFF operations.
  5. Do you mean the quality of current U.S. made medals? I certainly agree with that.
  6. A Pakistani police officer with some items recovered from a hijacked U.S. supply convoy.
  7. To date, a separate award of the CIB has been authorized for qualified Soldiers in the following qualifying periods: (1) World War II (7 December 1941 to 3 September 1945). (2) The Korean Conflict (27 June 1950 to 27 July 1953). (3) The Republic of Vietnam Conflict. Service in the Republic of Vietnam Conflict (2 March 1961 to 28 March 1973) combined with qualifying service in Laos; Dominican Republic; Korea on the DMZ; El Salvador; Grenada; Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; Panama; Southwest Asia Conflict; and Somalia, regardless of whether a Soldier has served one or multiple tours in
  8. 48MMS, Thanks for posting- you are spot on. A few months ago I received an unsolicited PM from a member concerning a "ghost patch" on an OG-107 jungle jacket. The guy that PM'd was a complete rump, and when I pointed out that we were all entitled to take a SWAG at it he got upset and blocked me. If anyone is interested in seeing this very pompous members PM let me know and I will forward it to you. So can we all get along? Probably not, but most of us can.
  9. I can PM the guys name if anybody is interested.
  10. I got this in 1980 from the guy that wore it. I do not remember any other details. Any info would be appreciated.
  11. Nobody is disputing the appearance of the Army Service Uniform/ Dress Blues. The issues are practicality, cost, and appropriateness. The U.S. Army has gotten rid of what was considered business attire (Class-A's) and combined it with a semi formal tuxedo (Dress Blues) and then they tried to tell its Soldiers that they voted for it and they wanted it. That is clearly not the case. Having one dress uniform takes away from the formality of traditional events. Now we wear the same uniform to honor our fallen comrades that a recruiter wears to the mall to make a sales pitch to high school kid
  12. Ranger Instructors are on Jump Status. Where's the Airborne tab?
  13. What unit are you portraying and what duty position? Im confused about the side arm, the sling rope, and the helmet cover.
  14. Its a "put together". I think that the Vietnamese Jump Wings are being used to legitimize the second award of the CMB. The Ranger tab does not appear to be from that period- too thick and too much space on the left and right of the lettering. The spacing on the patches looks good though- the name tag and U.S. Army look like they are about 4.5 inches, which used to be the standard. The scroll on the left shoulder also looks like like early 90's. Im not sure if the jump manifest can be found on line.
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