Category Archives: Equipment

Army Field Jacket: 13 Cool Facts

Since the United States Army was adopted back in the days of the United States Revolution, soldiers and officers have wore coats and jackets. In those early days, most jackets were the soldier’s personal property they brought with them. At a certain point in time, the U.S. Army began issuing service coats that soldiers and […]

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Military Auctions: Good to Know Stuff

When new equipment is brought in, much of the old military equipment is put up for auction. I have decided to give you a variety of good things to know about military auctions. If you are interested in purchasing used military equipment or supplies, you will understand how and where you can do this. How […]

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The Top 15 U.S. Army Helicopters Of All Time

When a person considers air flight with the United States Army, the first thing that comes to mind is helicopters. The U.S. Army uses helicopters for various reasons. Transport Reconnaissance Attack and more Helicopters are one of the U.S. Army’s main tools. Let’s look at a brief history of the U.S. Army helicopter. The history […]

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The History Of The Military Helmet

One of the most lethal places to attack any human being is in the head. Since days of old, warriors have been taught or self-adopted that attacking an enemy at their head and face can stop them quickly. So, in an effort to defend against such attacks, helmets or head wear was adopted. But do […]

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U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC): 11 Cool Facts

There is one sure thing about the United States Army…they do not just accept that any equipment being used by their personnel is safe and trustworthy. The U.S. Army has systems in place in which they test, retest and test some more to make sure that the equipment being used is not only safe, but […]

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Army Authorized Sunglasses: What Every Soldier Should Know

Times have changed in the Army with eye wear. In the early 1980’s, when I was serving, eyeglasses were black framed, ugly creatures. Every soldier I know tried their hardest to pass eye exams just so they would not have to wear them. Well, I did. When it came to sunglasses, for the most part, […]

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Army Maintenance Levels: What You Should Know

A key factor in having highly functional Army units is maintenance. While maintaining equipment and supplies does not sound like a glorious job to have, the men and women who perform maintenance functions have very important positions. Without properly maintained equipment, the Army will be running on less than 4 gears. In today’s post, we […]

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The Different Types of Army Artillery

The definition of artillery is simply large, projectile firing armament. The United States Army uses many types of artillery as well as small arms. In today’s post, we are going to name and describe the different types of Army artillery. HIMARS HIMARS stands for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System. The M142 is a […]

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The Different Types of U.S. Army Mortars

Mortars have been a important part of the United States Army artillery for a long time. They are primarily used as support for infantry forces. Accuracy has always been a challenge for mortar units, but technology is making great strides in the development of more accurate mortar systems. In today’s post, we are going to […]

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Army 915A MOS: Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer

Did you ever notice in your years of growing up, those friends and acquaintances that just had a natural ability of working on vehicles? I believe almost all of us had that certain person who we just knew could figure out any problem we were having with our car. These are the type of people […]

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