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The Classic ‘Woolly Pully’ Commando Sweater

Wool has been a staple fabric for hard-wearing outdoor clothing for centuries.  Although it went out of fashion for a while in recent decades, its been making a comeback in recent years.  As one example, Prometheus Design Werx recently released their updated take on a classic Mountain Shirt design.  The US Army is also currently experimenting with various special lightweight wool-blend fabrics for camouflage combat uniforms – yes, seriously, look here.

On the other hand, while fashions come and go, some classics never really go out of style.  One of my favourite classic styles is the ‘Woolly Pully’ or ‘Commando’ sweater.  Back in the ’80’s when I was in the Army, we had a black v-neck Woolly Pully that was authorized for wear with the Class B Dress Uniform.  The USMC also had the classic crew-neck olive green Woolly Pully for their version of Class B’s (which is also still an authorized wear item too it seems).  In the 82nd Abn. Division the crew-neck olive green Woolly Pully was quite popular as a mid-layer under our BDU tops in the winter as well.

While I was reading up on the US Army’s new affinity for wool and also checking out the Wilderness Utility Top from Prometheus Design Werx, I got thinking about those old Wooly Pully sweaters and how much I loved the ones I had back in the day.  So I jumped on Google and went looking to see if they were still available anywhere…

USMC specification Woolly Pully sweaters in Olive Green and Navy Blue are available from 'The Marine Shop' at

USMC specification Woolly Pully sweaters in Olive Green and Navy Blue are available from ‘The Marine Shop’ at

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Weekend Wallpaper

Paratroopers from Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, perform a rush to cover during an assault at an urban training center Nov. 29, 2016, in Pabrade, Lithuania. The assault was part of Exercise Iron Sword 2016 in support of Atlantic Resolve. Iron Sword is an international training exercise featuring 11 NATO countries and about 4,000 troops.

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos

European Paratroopers Association: OPERATION WINTER STORM 2017



HEXMAG Introduces New Magazines for AR Platform

The most instantly recognizable feature of Hexmag’s magazines is their unique exterior features which provide exceptional grip in any conditions or environment, with or without gloves.  Internally, they come with the firm seating, dual-leg, tilt-proof, multi-color coded HexID magazine followers and latch plate/identifiers.  Wrapping it all together is Hexmag’s exclusive PolyHex2   Advanced Composite construction. Hexmag magazines and accessories are also made in the USA and come with a Lifetime Warranty.  The company has now introduced two new magazine types for both .223 and .308 calibre AR-style rifles.


Unfortunately some folks live in areas where the magazine capacity of semi-auto sporter rifles is restricted.  While other companies have produced magazines sized specifically to these limited capacities, Hexmag took a different approach.  Their magazines limit the number of rounds for reduced capacity state laws to 10- and 15-rounds. However, they come in a FULL SIZE configuration so the user can practice as if it were a 30-round magazine.

Not only can an AR owner in a reduced capacity state or area legally train and practice with a full-sized magazine, keeping the full-sized form factor also means that there’s no need to try and find special-sized or custom-made magazine pouches or rigs.  You could say these are like the light beer of AR mags – tastes great, less filling!


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Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversay

“No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory.”  President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pearl Harbor 75
#PearlHarbor75 #HonorThem

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