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Army Combat Uniform
The Army Combat Uniform, also known as the Airman Combat Uniform (ACU) and its flame-retardant variant, the Flame-Resistant Army Combat Uniform (FRACU), are the current battle uniforms worn by the United States Army. The ACU is also worn by some units of the U.S. Air Force.[2] First unveiled in June 2004, it is the successor to the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and Desert Camouflage Uniform
Desert Camouflage Uniform
(DCU) worn from the 1980s and 1990s through the early 2000s, respectively.[3] The ACU and its component materials are manufactured by the existing industrial infrastructure which produced the now-obsolete BDU. Official military-grade ACUs are made of 50% nylon and 50% cotton
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List Of Camouflage Patterns
This is a list of military clothing camouflage patterns used for battledress. Military camouflage
Military camouflage
is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces
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United States Army Soldier Systems Center
The United States Army
United States Army
Soldier Systems Center (SSC) is a military research complex and installation in Natick, Massachusetts
Natick, Massachusetts
charged by the U.S. Department of Defense with the research and development (including fielding and sustainment) of food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems, and other servicemember support items for the U.S. military
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Garrison
Garrison
Garrison
(various spellings) (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip") is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. The garrison is usually in a city, town, fort, castle, ship or similar
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Identification Friend Or Foe
Identification, friend or foe (IFF) is an identification system designed for command and control. It enables military and civilian air traffic control interrogation systems to identify aircraft, vehicles or forces as friendly and to determine their bearing and range from the interrogator. IFF may be used by both military and civilian aircraft. IFF was first developed during the Second World War, with the arrival of radar, and several infamous friendly fire incidents. Despite the name, IFF can only positively identify friendly targets, not hostile ones.[1][2][3][4] If an IFF interrogation receives no reply or an invalid reply, the object cannot be identified as friendly, but is not positively identified as foe
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Near Infrared (NIR) Signature Management Technology
Near-Infrared (NIR) Signature Management Technology is used to prevent detection of soldiers by NIR Image Converters. These photocathode devices do not detect temperatures, but rather infrared radiation variances. NIR-compliant uniforms use a special fabric that allows soldiers to appear at the same radiation level as the surrounding terrain, thus making them more difficult to detect.This United States military article is a stub
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Chaplain Corps (United States Army)
The Chaplain Corps
Corps
of the United States
United States
Army consists of ordained clergy of multiple faiths who are commissioned Army officers serving as military chaplains as well as enlisted soldiers who serve as assistants. Their purpose is to offer religious church services, counseling, and moral support to the armed forces, whether in peacetime or at war.Contents1 Army Chaplain Center and School 2 Noncombatant status 3 Chaplain Candidate 4 Religious Affairs Specialist or NCO 5 Specialty insignia 6 Chiefs of Army Chaplains 7 Army bases chaplaincy 8 Joint-base chaplaincy 9 U.S. Military Academy chaplaincy9.1 Chapels 9.2 Chaplains 9.3 Cadet Prayer10 Museum 11 "The Four Chaplains" 12 Other notable chaplains 13 Hymn 14 See also 15 Footnotes 16 Further reading 17 External linksArmy Chaplain Center and School[edit] Further information: Armed Forces Chaplaincy CenterSee footnotes[1][2]The U.S
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Sapper Tab
The Sapper
Sapper
Tab is a military badge of the United States Army
United States Army
which was authorized on June 28, 2004 by the Army Chief of Staff, General
General
Peter Schoomaker. To be awarded the Sapper
Sapper
Tab, a service member may or may not hold the military occupation specialty code (MOS) designation as a Combat Engineer (Sapper), but must have graduated from the Sapper
Sapper
Leader Course (SLC), that the U.S. Army Engineer School
U.S. Army Engineer School
at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, operates. The school falls under the 169th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade
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Special Forces Tab
The Special
Special
Forces Tab is a service school qualification tab of the United States Army, awarded to any soldier completing either the Special
Special
Forces Qualification Course, or the Special
Special
Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course (formerly known as the Special
Special
Forces Officer Course), at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special
Special
Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
North Carolina
(previously known as the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance). Soldiers who are awarded the Special
Special
Forces Tab are authorized to wear it for the remainder of their military careers, even when not serving in a Special
Special
Forces command. Because it is longer than the other qualification tabs, it is called the "Long Tab"
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Kepi
The kepi (English: /ˈkɛpiː/ or /ˈkeɪpiː/) is a cap with a flat circular top and a peak, or visor. Etymologically, the term is a loanword of the French képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic Käppi: a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". In Europe, this headgear is most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms, though versions of it were widely worn by other armies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
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Velcro
Velcro Companies is a privately held company that produces a series of mechanical based fastening products, including fabric hook and loop fasteners, under the brand name "Velcro". History[edit] Swiss
Swiss
electrical engineer George de Mestral
George de Mestral
invented his first touch fastener when, in 1941, he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why Burdock
Burdock
seeds cling to his coat and dog
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Generic Trademark
A generic trademark, also known as a genericized trademark or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name that, due to its popularity or significance, has become the generic name for, or synonymous with, a general class of product or service, usually against the intentions of the trademark's holder. The process of a product's name becoming genericized is known as genericide.[1] A trademark is said to become genericized when it begins as a distinctive product identifier but changes in meaning to become generic. This typically happens when the products or services with which the trademark is associated have acquired substantial market dominance or mind share, such that the primary meaning of the genericized trademark becomes the product or service itself rather than an indication of source for the product or service
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Paratrooper
Paratroopers are military parachutists — military personnel trained in parachuting into an operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force. Military parachutists (troops) and parachutes were first used on a large scale during World War II
World War II
for troop distribution and transportation. Paratroopers are often used to seize strategic objectives such as airfields or bridges.Contents1 Overview 2 Paratrooper
Paratrooper
forces around the world 3 History3.1 Argentina 3.2 Australia 3.3 France 3.4 Germany 3.5 India 3.6 Italy3.6.1 Operations3.7 Japan 3.8 Peru 3.9 Poland 3.10 Portugal 3.11 Russia 3.12 South Africa 3.13 Spain 3.14 United Kingdom3.14.1 British Army 3.14.2 Royal Air Force3.15 United States4 See also 5 References 6 External linksOverview[edit]U.S
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Baghdad, Iraq
Baghdad
Baghdad
(/ˈbæɡdæd, bəɡˈdæd/; Arabic: بغداد‎ [baɣˈdaːd] ( listen)) is the capital of Iraq. The population of Baghdad, as of 2016[update], is approximately 8,765,000,[citation needed][note 1] making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world
Arab world
(after Cairo, Egypt), and the second largest city in Western Asia
Western Asia
(after Tehran, Iran). Located along the Tigris
Tigris
River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate
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2nd Infantry Division (United States)
World War IAisne Aisne-Marne St. Mihiel Meuse-ArgonneWorld War IINormandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central EuropeKorean War Battle
Battle
of Pusan
Pusan
Perimeter Battle
Battle
of the Ch'ongch'on River First and Second Battles of Wonju Battle
Battle
of Chipyong-ni Battle
Battle
of Bloody Ridge Battle
Battle
of Heartbreak RidgeWar on TerrorIraq War War in AfghanistanCommandersCurrent commander Major General
Major General
Scott McKeanInsigniaCombat service identification badge Distinctive unit insignia
Distinctive unit insignia
of Div HQ, HQ Bn, and most of its Bde level HQsFlag2nd ID and 8th ID (ROKA) Combined Div HQ TabThe 2nd Infantry Division ("Indianhead";[1] "2ID," "2nd ID", or "Second D") is a formation of the United States Army
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Kunar Province
Kunar (Pashto: کونړ‎, Persian: کنر‎) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Its capital is Asadabad. It has a population of about 428,800.[1] It is one of the four "N2KL" provinces (Nangarhar Province, Nuristan Province, Kunar Province
Kunar Province
and Laghman Province). N2KL
N2KL
is the designation used by the US and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
for the rugged and very violent region along the Durand Line
Durand Line
border opposite Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Federally Administered Tribal Areas
and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Kunar is the center of the N2KL
N2KL
region
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