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U.S. Soldiers engage targets in a night live-fire range with crew-served weapons teams at a range along the southern coast of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, July 1, 2017. (Defense Department photo by Russ Scalf)

Kit Up is a military gear blog that reports on the changes -- both good and bad -- to combat gear, including guns, magazines, packs, knives and other essential kit. Our focus is on the weapons, ammunition and equipment that U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantry and U.S. Special Operations forces carry into the fight.

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