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FILE - In this March 16, 2002 file photo, U.S. Army Sgt. Nathaniel Glover from Florida perspires from the heat as he stands in formation at the southern command headquarters in the port city of Zamboanga, Philippines. Army soldiers are gleeful they can ditch the ill-fitting black wool berets they've worn for years and go back to their old, brimmed patrol caps. Army leaders say the change is taking effect Tuesday, which also happens to be the service's 236th birthday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

U.S. Army ditches black berets in favor of caps

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- It's hot, it doesn't keep the sun out of your eyes, and you need two hands and a mirror to make sure it's on straight. After 10 years of complaints, the Army is all but ditching the black wool beret and allowing soldiers to go back to the old brimmed patrol cap for their everyday duties.

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