7 Facts About The United States Army

1. On 11 November 2018, The United States Army announced a new version of 'Army Greens' based on uniforms worn during World War II will become the standard garrison service uniform.

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2. The United States Army employs various crew-served weapons to provide heavy firepower at ranges exceeding that of individual weapons.

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3. The United States Army employs various individual weapons to provide light firepower at short ranges.

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4. In June 2013, The United States Army announced plans to downsize to 32 active combat brigade teams by 2015 to match a reduction in active duty strength to 490,000 soldiers.

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5. The United States Army maintained full-time militias which could be called into the service of the army.

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6. The US The United States Army is headed by a civilian senior appointed civil servant, the Secretary of the Army and by a chief military officer, the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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7. The United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army, and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

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