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First Female-Specific Body Armor Ships Out To Afghanistan

It’s safe to say, having body armor that doesn’t fit correctly is almost no armor at all. That’s why we’ve been following the development of body armor for women in the armed forces so closely. Previously, the armor was in a prototype stage and being worn by the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It turns out, the women of the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division are being deployed to Afghanistan soon and when they do, they’ll be wearing armor that fits.

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The Army Is Using X-Men: First Class As a Recruiting Tool

First, a caveat: It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we’re in no way saying anything disparaging about our men and women in uniform. That said, this is an article about the United States Army using X-Men: First Class as a recruiting tool, telling future recruits that joining the Army is as glorious as being a mutant. That’s the Army — not known for its unconformity — using the X-Men — known fairly well for their unconformity — to recruit soldiers — who are probably expected to conform to Army regulations and rules. And not just that, but the X-Men don’t exactly think that highly of the Army, at least not in X-Men: First Class.

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New Women’s Army Combat Uniform Begins Tests

After being announced late last summer, the new women’s Army Combat Uniform has been issued to 150 soldiers at Fort Benning in Georgia to undergo testing. The current uniform, while being treated as unisex, has received complaints concerning its fit. And while some are not exactly supportive of a “women’s only” uniform, the producers of the uniform expect a very positive response.

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