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Talking Tradition Thursdays – Dress Blues: Why The Heck Don’t They Match?

Army Dress Blues

Light blue pants and a dark blue jacket, obviously a woman was not consulted when the dress blue uniform was decided upon. If you are anything like me, your first question would be, “Why?”. So here it goes: When the cavalry was first being formed way back when, Soldiers riding horses would take off their [...]

Talking Tradition Thursdays – Retreat and To The Colors

Every other Thursday I would like to take one small tradition that is normally conducted on a regular basis in or around the Army and discuss it: where it came from, why we do it, what it is, and how the tradition is executed. I thought it only fitting as my first “Talking Tradition Thursday” [...]

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