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New Army Headgear

New Army Headgear

WASHINGTON -In a symbolic fashion statement, the Army Chief of Staff said Tuesday that for decades the beret has been the distinctive headgear of elite Army units and will become standard issue for all soldiers.  Soldiers who now wear the fold-up "overseas" cap, the saucer-like "service" cap, or the baseball-style "battle dress uniform" cap will instead wear a new beret made especially for non-elite forces. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki said in a surprise announcement that the change will take effect next June 14, the Army’s birthday.

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