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Pinks and greens

Soldiers hate new pinks and greens: “We look like discount Marines”

Pinks and greens Phase III of the new uniform role out began in April of 2020. This is when the new Army uniform became “Available for purchase through Army and Air Force Exchange Service.” In July 2020, the uniforms were “Issued to Soldiers upon completion of Advanced Individual Training.” This has met mixed reviews from …

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Darth Vader

Who would win: Darth Vader or Superman?

Who wins between Darth Vader or Superman has long been discussed in many smoke pits. However, there can be only one winner. Contrary to popular belief, Superman has lost, a lot. Let’s take a look at their attributes and decide once and for all who the baddest man in Sci-Fi is. Darth Vader Strengths The …

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uniforms

The worst thing about each branch’s uniforms

There’s no doubt the American military has some good looking uniforms. Although, there were a few that we would rather forget. For example, the gravel colored Army Combat Uniform. Also, the blue digitals of the Navy? When you fall overboard you really don’t want to blend in with the ocean. Lastly, the Air Force and …

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Bandini

History of obscure military phrases: Part 3 – Lake Bandini

There is a lot of lore surrounding Marine Corps’ base Twentynine Palms, to include “Lake Bandini.” At the beginning of the Korean conflict, the Marines decided they needed more live fire ranges. Just north of Camp Pendleton, was an abandoned Army glider base called Condor Field. Deemed “uninhabitable” by other branches, the Marine Corps made …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 2

In the last part of obscure military phrases, we covered how Wagner turned into unfortunate slang. This time, we’ll discuss the origins of some obscure military graffiti. Kilroy was here – World War Two This symbol and phrase became popular the world over. It lasted well past the 1950s. However, to truly understand the origins, …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 1

No one can say with 100% certainty where any military phrases or slang starts. However, we have tracked down a pretty good origin story for a few. The Global War on Terror- “Wagner Loves the…” The Combat Operations Center (C.O.C. …. yep…. keep reading…) is the place you see in movies with all the maps …

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Francisco

Peter Francisco: “The Hercules of the American Revolution”

Gather around fellow patriots, and listen to the tale of Peter Francisco. It’s hard to distinguish exactly what was fact, and what is legend. However, either end of the spectrum points to this being one of the most hardcore warriors of the revolutionary war. Peter Francisco was found abandoned as a baby. They didn’t know …

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drill

Best lines from movie Drill Instructors

If you served in the military, chances are you’ll never forget your Drill Instructor, Drill SGT or RDC. Regardless of your branch, we all regaled our loved ones and friends with spot on impressions of the most memorable moments. However, Hollywood has only recreated this perfectly on a few occasions, and here is our list …

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