In 1982 when I enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, I became familiar with the “flak jackets” being issued at that time. It was carefully explained to me that although the flak jacket might—with heavy emphasis on might—stop incoming handgun rounds, it was actually designed to protect me from shrapnel. Thankfully, our uniforms, protective apparel and weapons have evolved and continue to do so.
The Interceptor OTV, manufactured by Point Blank Body Armor, is currently worn by our soldiers serving in today’s war against terrorism. It’s the lightest, most technologically advanced protective system ever issued to the Armed Forces to date.
In 1982 when I enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, I became…
by Jerry VanCook / Nov 1, 2007