Entries by Mark Gordon

The History of Military Flight Doctors

The history of medicine dates back thousands of years during the ancient civilizations in China and Egypt. Medicine has progressed significantly throughout the ages and continues to make strides through scientific research. However, it wasn’t until the invention of flight that physicians had the opportunity of tending to the sick who were in different regions […]

The History of the Flight Suit Sleeve Policy

The United States has five branches of the military; they are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. Each military branch has their unique set of dress code standards for military trainees and personnel. For example, members of the Marine Corps are not permitted to run errands or get out of […]

Second Year Option Exercised for $12,343,577

Carter Industries,* Olive Hill, Kentucky, has been awarded a maximum $12,343,577 modification (P00023) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-15-D-1102) with three one-year option periods for various types of coveralls. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Kentucky, and New York, with a Sept. 28, 2018, performance […]

Women of the Air Force, Past, and Present

The US Air Force is one of the five branches of the military in the United States. All five branches of the military have a primary objective to defend her country in the event of military conflict, as well as assist American allies. Sometimes the military will offer protection and aid for various groups and […]

Who Were the African American Buffalo Soldiers?

Most people know who George Washington Carver is when they hear his name, but unfortunately, many history books do not mention the African American soldiers who fearlessly fought in the Civil War. As a matter of fact, about 200,000 African American soldiers served the US to rid the plague of slavery within its borders. However, […]

Whiskey 5 – Carter Industries Inc.

Read our feature in Soldier Systems and learn about when Carter Industries was founded, who we are and what makes use successful. “Our company was established in January 1995 and it has been growing ever since. Our company received an award from the Defense Logistics Agency in January 2009. We were honored and humbled to receive […]

Advancing Within the Military

The military can be an excellent way to build your career. Many well-known people have made the military their career of choice. Some of them are General MacArthur and Rear Admiral/Commodore Grace Murray Hopper.   General MacArthur joined the military in the early 1900’s and graduated at the top of his class. He served in […]

Grooming Standards for Military Personnel

There are military standards around the world when it comes to grooming. Wearing the same uniform and adhering to the same basic grooming standards, regardless of what military service you are in and what country you defend, promotes unity within a battalion. This principal applies to men and women who are new to the service […]