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This Is The Most Army Thing I’ve Seen All Week

These photos were posted to Instagram by the 3rd Infantry Division. As a former Marne Man (yes, there two genders in the Army I served in) I can say that this sounds like some crap we’d have been doing after repainting bumper numbers (in the rain).

Nothing like turning in junk to get new junk.

“The U.S. Army is moving into a new era, and by getting rid of the excess equipment during the Rapid Removal of Excess Pilot– creating space for more modernized weapons,” said Randy George, Army Chief of Staff General. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division have begun to identify and part with excess equipment within their companies. This is an ongoing process and will continue into December. Getting rid of excess equipment allows the units to better care for the vehicles they use more often and stay on top of the maintenance required for all equipment.

For those of you who are either socially awkward, slow on the uptake, or both, this is one of those posts where you can be yourself.

These photos were taken by PFC Rebeca Soria. Be kind to her, she’s just a PFC.

8 Responses to “This Is The Most Army Thing I’ve Seen All Week”

  1. Joey says:

    No eye pro or pt belts? They are going to get hit by terrorist and planes and cars.

  2. JayDubya says:

    This is the just “The War on Excess,” from 5-10 years ago rebranded. It’s annoying, time consuming, painful…and necessary. The Army has made the turn in process so cumbersome that units don’t have the time or manpower (amongst the million other TOP priorities) to get rid of unserciveable or excess equipment. It builds up for years until senior leaders finally make it a priority and it falls squarely on the shoulders of whatever poor schmucks happen to be in that unit at the time. Yes, I’m still bitter about my time as a company XO a decade ago.

  3. Chuck says:

    Oh I wouldn’t give a bean to be a fancy pants Marine…

  4. ThatBlueFalcon says:

    Ah yes, the 3rd Infantry Ranger Division Regiment…

    Checks out.

    • FormerDirtDart says:

      Rge DVIDS caption for the first image is:
      ” Soldiers with the 1st Ranger Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, inspect their radios during the Rapid Removal of Excess Pilot (R2E) at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Nov. 9, 2023. According to the Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George, the U.S. Army is moving into a new era, and by getting rid of the excess equipment during the R2E, they are creating space for more modernized weapons. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Rebeca Soria) “

  5. Strike-Hold! says:

    Okay, help me out here – I’m just a dumb former 11B E5…

    What exactly are those boxes all dressed right dressed and covered down? And when did the 3rd ID get a Ranger Battalion?