Category Archives: Gear & 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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U.S. Military Modernization

Is the U.S. military as modern and up-to-date as it should be for the defense of our country? This is a debate that rages in circles everywhere. While I will not provide my opinion as of yet; I do want to point out some modernization that we can count on this year or soon after. […]

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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 Materiel Command (AMC): 13 Cool Facts

When we consider the AMC or U.S. Army Materiel Command, we realize this is one of the more important commands in the United States Army. Why do I say that? Because without AMC, our Army would not be supplied with everything they need to perform their missions. The U.S. Army Materiel Command finds manufacturers and […]

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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 Status Codes: A Complete List

Using codes is a huge part of Army maintenance staff. Instead of writing out everything, there is a easier system by using a code system for paperwork and computer systems that will make sure the equipment is repaired properly and delivered back to the right personnel. In today’s post, I am going to provide Army […]

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Army UAV Operation: 18 Cool Facts

The idea of UAV operation in the military has been around much longer than most people would imagine. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The first know unmanned aerial vehicles were bomb laden balloons that Austria used to attack Venice in the 1800’s. In World War I, an unmanned aerial torpedo was developed. The Nazis […]

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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 Material Command: An Overview

When considering all the different materials the Army uses, a person may wonder how they are able to keep track of everything. Whether it is firearms or toilet paper, everything the Army utilizes first must pass through Army Material Command. In today’s post, we will provide an overview of the Army Material Command. Headquarters Army […]

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