Soldiers are now getting what they've always asked for: Another headwear option with their combat uniform, as long as their commander allows it.
Thank you, Lord, for progress!
In a Facebook post on Monday, Army Human Resources Command said that Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville gave the OK on the wear of Coyote Brown Fleece Cap along with the Army combat uniform starting in 2020. Currently, according to Military.com, soldiers can only wear the black fleece cap.
Now, soldiers can keep their noggins warm while also matching the brown in their uniform — because as we all know, color coordination is something soldiers care for deeply.
Much to my surprise as a lowly civilian, people...got heated in the Facebook comments of this post? Yes, this post — a post about a new color of hat people can now wear. Others apparently didn't know that this wasn't already allowed.
"Do us a favor and STOP making it at the discretion of the Commander!" one user commented. "News flash not all Commanders agree with the Chief of Staff therefore some Soldiers will never get to wear the fleece cap."
"When we gonna be able to grow a beard, to hell with a beanie," another said.
"I've been wearing this at my discretion since like 2013," another added. "Didn't know it wasn't a thing..."
But the comment that really summed it all up: "I just love how polarizing a fleece cap is. It's great fun."
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew displays their new 38-foot Special Purpose Craft - Training Boat in Womens Bay Sept. 27, 2011. (Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen)
A collision between a Coast Guard boat and a Navy vessel near Kodiak Island, Alaska on Wednesday landed six coasties and three sailors to the hospital, officials said.
A shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida has left four people dead, including the gunman, law enforcement officials said at a Friday news conference.
The shooter and two victims were killed at the base and another victim died after being taken to the hospital, said Chip Simmons, deputy chief of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.
Another seven people remain hospitalized, including two sheriff's deputies who engaged the gunman, Simmons said at Friday's news conference. One was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the knee. Both are expected to recover.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Victoria Fontanelli, an administrative specialist with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, moves through a simulated village inside the Infantry Immersion Trainer as part of training for the Female Engagement Team, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Oct 16, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Brendan Custer)
Six years after the Pentagon officially opened combat roles to women in 2013, 613 female Marines and sailors now serve in them, according to new data released by the Marine Corps.
"Females are now represented in every previously-restricted occupational field," reads a powerpoint released this month on the Marine Corps Integration Implementation Plan (MCIIP), which notes that 60% of those female Marines and sailors now serving in previously-restricted units joined those units in the past year.
Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) prepare to moor at the historic submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a six-month Western Pacific deployment, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee)
The troubled 22-year-old Pearl Harbor sailor identified as shooting three shipyard workers Wednesday and then killing himself may have come from a troubled ship.
Gabriel Romero, a sailor on the submarine USS Columbia, fatally shot two civilian workers and wounded a third while the Los Angeles-class vessel is in Dry Dock 2 for a two-year overhaul, according to The Associated Press and other sources.
Romero "opened fire on shipyard personnel with his M-4 service rifle and then turned his M9 service pistol on himself," Fox News Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson reported, citing a preliminary incident report.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was not able to provide information Thursday on a report that multiple suicides have occurred on the Columbia.
Hawaii News Now said Romero was undergoing disciplinary review and was enrolled in anger management classes.