Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon
It looks like Marines are about to get some fancy new footwear. The U.S. Marine Corps hasn’t just entered the final phase of testing designs for new standard-issue jungle boots; Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is eyeing new combat boots for the first time in more than a decade.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
It’s out of the desert and into the jungle for soldiers stationed in tropical areas as the Army’s new jungle boot is field tested by the 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii.
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison
Wars are fought and ultimately won by the troops who slog through grime and uneven ground to take the hill. One of the most important and easily overlooked pieces of equipment for that service member is the combat boot.