Oh oh...another article about Task Force 1-77. Sarah is going to be really annoyed with this.
Soldiers with the 1st ID have been happily bewildered by the Army’s generosity. Many say they are used to receiving used or outdated equipment, if anything, when they deploy.
“It’s pretty unusual. You never get stuff like this,” said Sgt. Brett Steen, 23, of Spring Hill, Fla., an infantryman from Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment. “It’s pretty up-to-date stuff.”
Much of the gear had previously been issued only to elite troops.
“A lot of it, the SF [Special Forces] guys ran around with it, or the Rangers,” Royston said. “It’s lighter than what we had, and it works better.”