Soldier gear: How things have changed (2 PHOTO)

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It’s easy to say that the equipment helps save lives, and no one doubts that. But it’s not just the gear, there’s new protocols, better communication, a focus on asymmetrical fighting, and when you get down to it, faster and better medicine.

Not gonna lie, I’d rather have the new stuff than the old stuff. Except the Garand, everyone needs a Garand. Well, and the World War II jackets were definitely boss.

Pretty sure the playing cards are still standard-issue, though.

[USA Today]