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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldat_Américain View Post
    I want the campaign hat back...
    I've always wondered why we didn't keep it, like the aussies with their slouch hats, it was sort of unique to american forces, and not half bad looking. Came about from harsh conditions on the prairies and in the deserts of the mid and southwest.

    We tried the british sun helmet but it was not well liked comparitively.

    They were damned nice hats, very well liked actually, originally they looked more like "Cowboy" hats but during the spanish american war it was found that the center crease tended to dump water from the frequent rainfall right down the back of their necks so they began pinching them into the "montana peak" which then became standard issue.

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    [FONT=Verdana]A US Army (USA) 25th Infantry Division (Light) Soldier wears Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) gear and carries an 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during exercise rehearsals at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA). 2001[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Dennis O'Conner (foreground), B Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and his team wait for the order to move out from a defensive position at Range 55, Fort Campbell, Kentucky (KY). SGT O'Connor is the team leader for Company B and is armed with an 5.56mm M4 carbine.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Sergeant (SGT) John Meyers, USA, "A" Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery (FA), attaches the M137A Panoramic Telescope sight to his M119 A1/A2 105mm Howitzer as the rest of the crew make preparations to fire.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Specialist Fourth Class (SPC) Joel Rios, assigned to "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, conduct a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) mission at Bagram Airfield in Kabul, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 2004[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]First Sergeant (1SG) Bruce Meyers and his men, assigned to "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, armed with 5.56 mm M-4 carbines, conduct a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) mission at Bagram Airfield in Kabul, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 2003[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers of "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), the White Devils, 82nd Airborne Division, climb toward an objective in the mountains of Adi Ghar, during a combat patrol in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 2003[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, detain and search a mule train leaving from a village for possible weapons or documents near Narizah, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 2002[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Brandon Cross, 3-505th Infantry, armed with a 5.56mm M4 carbine, directs Soldiers to take up a defensive positions, as they arrive in the town of Gangikhel, located in Malikasay, Afghanistan, during a mission to seek out enemy forces and locate weapon cache's, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 2002[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to A/Company, 2-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, prepare to be extracted by a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter, after completing a search and destroy mission in the mountains of Adi Ghar, Afghanistan, during Operation Mongoose 2003[/FONT]

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    I've always wondered why we didn't keep it, like the aussies with their slouch hats, it was sort of unique to american forces, and not half bad looking. Came about from harsh conditions on the prairies and in the deserts of the mid and southwest.

    We tried the british sun helmet but it was not well liked comparitively.

    They were damned nice hats, very well liked actually, originally they looked more like "Cowboy" hats but during the spanish american war it was found that the center crease tended to dump water from the frequent rainfall right down the back of their necks so they began pinching them into the "montana peak" which then became standard issue.
    hmmm never really thought about it like that. It would have been a unique article of clohting for the US Army.

    Nice pictures of WWI and Spanish-American War.


    I llike seeing photos (training, deployment, overseas, etc.) of soldiers wearing woodland BDUs. I wore BDUs for 3.5 years (while in ROTC so it really doesn't count) before commissioning and going to ACUs.
    Whenever I see photos of soldiers in BDUs its like looking at classic photos... even if it was late 1990s or early 2000s.

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    [FONT=Verdana]American troops in Russian port about to leave that country. They are here cheering and displaying the stars and *****es as the tender was coming for them. Ca. 1919-20[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]An old French couple, M. and Mme. Baloux of Brieulles-sur-Bar, France, under German occupation for four years, greeting soldiers of the 308th and 166th Infantries upon their arrival during the American advance. November 6, 1918.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]American troops in Vladivostok parading before the building occupied by the staff of the Czecho-Slovaks. Japanese marines are standing at attention as they march by. Siberia, August 1918.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Signal Corps Photographic Unit with A.E.F. North Russia. Lieut. Chas. I. Reid at the left; Master Signal Electrician Grier M. Shotwell at the right. In the background is the Monastery Church of Archangel. June 25, 1919[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]One of our speed cars mounted with Heavy Browning Machine Gun to offset any possibility of rioting during the 1932 Presidentaial Elections in Nicaragua.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Pvt. Browne, Co. M, 16th Infty., Camp El Valle, Mex., Sept. 29th, 1916.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]31st Inf. on practice hike. Officers of Co. "A" at mess. New rolling kitchens being tested. Vladivostok, Sib., Dec. 3, 1918.[/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skutatos View Post
    , it was sort of unique to american forces, and not half bad looking.
    I think that was part of the problem. When the US entered WWI, that was out standard head gear, but I'm pretty sure it was forbidden from front line service. Troops wore a variety of other caps before the British style helmet was adopted.

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    [FONT=Verdana]SGT Nathan Clark of Kansas City, MO with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment helps to secure a road during a patrol,near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment secure a road during a patrol , near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SGT Nathan Clark of Kansas City, MO with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment helps to secure a road during a patrol, near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SPC David Young of Quincy, Ca with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment surveys the surrounding area from a hilltop during a patrol on , near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A U.S. soldier walks across an Afghan National Army (ANA) post, near Yousef Khel, Afghanistan. The post, in Paktika Province, is manned by the ANA, the Afghan National Police and U.S. Soldiers[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SPC David Young (L) of Quincy, Ca and PFC James Ruby (in turret) with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment try to repair a machinegun during a patrol on , near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]SPC David Young (R) of Quincy, Ca with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment prepare to go on a patrol at Forward Operating Base Sharana , near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers with the Army's 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment prepare to go on a patrol at Forward Operating Base Sharana , near Sharan, Afghanistan. The battalion has been tasked with providing security for Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.[/FONT]

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    Great thread keep up the good work!

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    [FONT=Verdana]The US Army (USA) Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (2/20th), 4th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, launches a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Q-West, Qayyarah Airfield (AF) West (Q-West), Ninawa Province, Iraq (IRQ), against an enemy Iraqi insurgent target as part of a tactical mission during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from Delta Company (D CO), 1st Caribbean Battalion, consisting of Soldiers from 14 Caribbean countries, move toward an awaiting Nevada Army National Guard (NVARNG) CH-47 Chinook helicopter, Detachment 1 (DET 1), G Company (G CO), 140th Aviation, Reno, Nevada (NV), in Barbuda for airlift to St. Kitts during the modular training for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2002. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Rhode Island Army National Guard (RIARNG) Soldiers from the 115th Military Police Company (MP CO), Cranston, Rhode Island (RI), breech a locked door during a raid in Fallujah, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The raid commenced following reports that this is a storage site for stolen goods and weapons, as well as a location for counterfeit money production.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Hector Jordanlemus, C Company (C CO), 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment (1-87 Infantry), Fort Drum, New York (NY), provides security with an MK48 Light Machine Gun, while Combat Engineers sweep a farmer's field for possible weapon caches near the town of Orgun-E, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 2003[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Justin Drake, 1st Battalion (BN), 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) (1/501), Fort Richardson, Alaska (AK), dismounts and stands guard by a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2005. USA PFC Drake is armed with a KAC 5.56 mm Modular Weapon System (MWS) SOPMOD (Special Operation Peculiar Modification) M4. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A soldier, dressed in winter combat gear, from A Company, 1/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, runs for cover while being fired upon during his assault at Donnelly Drop Zone during NORTHERN EDGE '98, an annual Joint Chiefs of Staff exercise involving air and ground units of all services.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) equipped M-60A3 main battle tank of the 1st Bn., 108th Armor, 48th Bde., Georgia National Guard, moves out during an exercise. The unit is preparing for its annual exercises to be held this year at Fort Irwin, Calif. 1983[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Members of the 82nd Airborne Division searches for targets while another soldier holds his M47 Dragon anti-tank weapon in the firing position during Operation URGENT FURY. The soldier in the foreground is carrying two M72 light anti-tank weapons over his shoulder. 1983[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Members of the 82nd Airborne Division use their rifle butts to break into a car to check for bombs. They are on patrol in an urban area of the island during Operation URGENT FURY. 1983[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]Dressed in full battle gear, Spec. 4 Ronald Brown, 3rd Bn., 17th Inf., 7th Inf. Div. (Light), stands in formation on the flight line upon their arrival for the joint U.S./South Korean exercise Team Spirit '87.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A soldier of the 7th Light Infantry Division caries an M-16A2 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Members of Btry. A, 5162nd Air Defense Arty. Regt., 11th Air Defense Arty. Bde., hold an FIM-92A Stinger portable missile launcher as they pose for a photograph during Operation Desert Shield.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A soldier carries his gear after arriving in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A machine gunner mans a 7.62mm M-60 machine gun as he stands guard behind a bunker during Operation Desert Shield.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Members of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, make their way through concertina wire during a live fire demonstration for Saudi Arabian national guardsmen. The demonstration is taking place during Operation Desert Shield.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers of Co. A, 3rd Bn., 502nd Inf. Regt., enter a compound in an abandoned town. The men, armed with M-16A2 rifles, are taking part in an urban warfare training exercise during Operation Desert Shield.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]An Army sniper looks through the scope in search of a target. The soldier is assigned to the scout platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/72nd Armor Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Members of the United Nations Command Security Battalion/Joint Security Area (UNCSB/JSA), Scout Platoon, patrols the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Oct. 20, 1998. Scout Platoon conducts patrols of the DMZ on a regular basis.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]US Army Private First Class (PFC) Malala Salu (left), armed with an M16 rifle, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, pulls security while UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, which transported the soldiers, depart. This company air assault is part of the training the soldiers from C Co. will receive at Camp McGovern, Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1997.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division complete their jump from US Air Force C-17A Globemaster IIIs at Sicily drop zone, Fort Bragg, North Carolina . They along with other (Not Shown) soldiers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan are part of exercise Central Asian Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 97. [/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A US Army soldier lifts his emergency (chest) parachute pack for inspection by a parachute rigger prior to boarding a US Air Force C-141 to be dropped during a mass night-drop at Fort Bragg, N.C. Exercise CRISIS LOOK 97-03, Pope Air Force Base, North carolina, 17 June 1997[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army, Private First Class (PFC) Walker, 82nd Airborne Division awaits a mock practice jump during a Joint Readiness Training Exercise (JRTX) being conducted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 15 July 1997.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Specialist First Class Brad Beauchamp, a jumpmaster from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, performs a pivot poised exit on a night jump with oxygen and equipment, at 25,000 feet above Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station, Puerto Rico.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Staff Sergeant (SSG) Anthony R. Purnell, assigned to Echo Company, 51st Infantry Company, (Long Range Surveillance), V Corp, demonstrates the correct use of the camouflage Ghillie Suit during the United States Army Europe’s Land Combat Expo on the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion, in Heidelberg, Germany.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]The skies over Maniago, Italy, are peppered with members of the Airborne Combat Team from the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry, as they conduct a training jump near Aviano Air Base, Italy.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army Specialist Eric Rogerson, Airborne Combat Team member from the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry, out of Vicenza, Italy, hits the ground during training at the Maniago air drop zone near Aviano Air Base, Italy.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]It's a long way down for members of the Airborne Combat Team from the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry out of Vicenza, Italy, as they conduct parachute training at the Maniago air drop zone near Aviano Air Base, Italy[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A US Army services member clears the drop zone after participating in a US/Thai joint-combined jump exchange at this year's Exercise COBRA GOLD 2001.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Specialist Lisa Mayer a nurse from 114th Combat Support Hospital, Saint Paul Minnesota, forms a border with concertina wire during Operation GOLDEN MEDIC 2001.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Private First Class Matt Catlin, 114th Combat Support Hospital bath and laundry technician, uses a field telephone to receive information about an anticipated enemy attack during Operation GOLDEN MEDIC 2001.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]Specialist Eleazar Mattocks, USA, Charlie Company 2-1 Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, using helmet camouflage and a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle with an M203 40mm grenade launcher, demonstrates a platoon battle drill attack for the Thai Forces during the COBRA GOLD 2001 exercises.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A US Army Soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division/18th Airborne Corps prepares for a mass jump during mobility exercise (MOBEX) CRISIS LOOK 97-03[/FONT][FONT=&quot].[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Kimble August (left), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Alpha/Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, gives fire directions to USA Specialists (SPC) Brian Goodrich, a 7.62mm 240G heavy machine gun operator, during blank fire training held in Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2002.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Bobby Jenkins, Delta/Battery, 3rd Battalion-43rd Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment, armed with 5.56mm M16A2 rifles, stands a security watch at the MIM-104 Patriot Missile Battery site located at Al Udeid Air Base (AB), Qatar. 2003[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Specialist Fourth Class (SPC) Julio Centeno, left and Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ernesto Benitez, with the A2 Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery, USA National Guard, Camp Santiago Salinas, Puerto Rico, deployed to Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, vigilantly stands guard as a 603rd Air Control Squadron (ACS), convoy departs in support of Operation Scorpion Strike. 2003[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Specialist (SPC) Seth Gerkin, right and Private First Class (PFC) Brian Cruz, from the 303rd Armor Attached to the 81st Brigade, Logistics Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Iraq, fires an M120 120mm Mortar, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.[/FONT]



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    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Michael Freise, assigned to 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, fires an M4/M4A1 5.56 mm Carbine rifle during a reflex firing exercise held at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, Republic of Korea (ROK)[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) 82nd Airborne Division (AD) Paratroopers land on the Normandy Range at Fort Bragg, North Carolina (NC), during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise (JFEX).[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]US Army (USA) Soldiers, 1st Battalion (BN), 41st Infantry Regiment (INF REGT), 3rd Brigade (BDE), 1st Armored Division (AD), Fort Riley, Kansas (KS), scan the landing zone at Baghdad, Iraq, for possible hostile forces.[/FONT]



    [FONT=Verdana]A US Army (USA) Paratrooper dons his helmet before boarding an aircraft during Exercise Large Package Week at Pope Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina. The Exercise is a joint USA and US Air Force (USAF) airdrop, designed to enhance service cohesiveness[/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
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    [FONT=Verdana]Members of the 82nd Airborne Division use their rifle butts to break into a car to check for bombs. They are on patrol in an urban area of the island during Operation URGENT FURY. 1983[/FONT]
    hey shouldn't this soldier's face be blurred out... it is old but I don't him to get charged with a crime or something by current standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gungnir View Post
    hey shouldn't this soldier's face be blurred out... it is old but I don't him to get charged with a crime or something by current standards.
    Its from the US DOD Photo Archive and has been fully released by them, and cant see that happening even with the various messed up legal systems modern armed forces have to put up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post
    Its from the US DOD Photo Archive and has been fully released by them, and cant see that happening even with the various messed up legal systems modern armed forces have to put up with.
    yeah...you're right. I was going for funny though. I guess it didn't work out as I planned.
    anyway... nice photos. thanks again.

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