Military Archive

Why Dog Tags Are So Popular

More than just a cool fashion trend, dog tags are an important means of identification for military members. Before uniformly printed tags started showing up in the United States around the 1900’s, soldiers would print their own identification on paper or …

What is a Jungle Boot?

Ever wonder what a Jungle Boot is and how they came to be used? Before WW II, the United States armed forces fought in a number of battles in jungle terrain. Jungle conditions involve constant exposure to water, …

What are Mickey Mouse Boots?

When Mickey Mouse cold weather military boots were first produced soldiers were wearing their sleeping bags during the daytime to keep from freezing, Mickey Mouse boots were highly valued as a major improvement over the protection offered by GI Issue …