Army's Birthday Gift to Soldiers

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Star View Real Estate CO: II100035296

This week the Army is celebrating it's 236th Birthday.   Soldiers received a great birthday gift from the upper echelons - we are now allowed to wear the patrol caps in garrison for the first time in 10 years.    That was a DREAM come true gift.  

Of course, there are some if you are in the Army don't don't throw your beret away.  You still need it.

 Black Beret



The black berets looked great on SOME people.  Unfortunately, I was not one of those people.  They were hard to shape.  They offered no protection from the sun.  They were hard to put on.  They were hard to shape.   So collectively,  we were very, very, very, very happy when told that we could start wearing the patrol caps in garrison.   The berets will still be worn with the dress uniforms.  That is fine.





This post will be the first in a series featuring Life on Fort Carson: the "Best Hometown in the Army."

Fort Carson soldiers wearing patrol caps


For more information about Fort Carson,Colorado  click on the link: Fort Carson.   

If you need a Realtor the truly understands what your military life and schedule are like, please do not hesitate to call me for assistance. 



written and posted by

Sondra Meyer CPA/Real Estate Broker

Century 21-Curbow Realty

719-390-1100 or 979-575-2700



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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Sondra, 236th, that's quite a milestone. I used to love wearing those berets. They looked good with your dress uniform. Good to see the news about those patrol caps being allowed after 10 years.

Jun 16, 2011 05:46 PM #1
Leilani Souza CRS e-PRO TRC (Granite Bay CA) 916-408-5500
Souza Realty/Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln-Loomis-Granite Bay-CA - Granite Bay, CA

Sondra, I was a military brat (both step-parents and my father were all in the army) and I didn't realize that their 236th birthday was coming up...thanks for writing this post! :)

Jun 16, 2011 06:33 PM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I'm glad Sondra you get to wear what works best for you. I have always wondered on the berets which look nice of course how you shape them to fit properly. So many people outside the Army don't know all these things.

Jun 16, 2011 06:47 PM #3
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Sondra,

I think the beret looks cute. :)  Just yesterday, Scott and I attended a friend's retirement ceremony from the Navy.  It was on the USS Olympia (a very old war ship) docked at Penn's Landing here in Philadelphia.  I loved the traditional parts of the ceremony but the best was the stories of our friend's 25 years of service and where the Navy took him.  There is a very special comradery in the armed forces.  God bless our service men and women!


Jun 18, 2011 01:59 AM #4
Nancy Murray
Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs, CO
Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs


I have to admit that I never understood why the Army when to the berets.  I remember being at USTRANSCOM when soldiers started wearing them - I'm retired Navy.  The berets always looked so hot.  Happy Birthday!


Jun 20, 2011 05:41 AM #5
Kim Carnes
Licensed - Certified Home Inspectors (317) 753-7098 - Indianapolis, IN
Carnes Home Inspections - Indianapolis Metro Area and beyond -

Hello Sondra...

Thanks for serving and I hope you had a Great 4th of July!

Blessings to you and yours!

Jul 05, 2011 04:09 PM #6
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