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Tabs of the United States Army

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EARN THE TAB - Mountain

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EARN THE TAB - Sapper

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EARN THE TAB - Special Forces

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"Taps" performed in Arlington National Cemetery (summer and winter)

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EARN THE TAB - President's Hundred

In the United States Army, "tabs" are small cloth and/or metal arches displaying a word or words signifying a special skill that are worn on U.S. Army uniforms. On the Army Combat Uniform, the tabs are worn above a unit's shoulder patch and are used to identify a unit's or a soldier's special skill(s) or are worn on shoulder patches as part of a unit's unique heritage. Individual tabs are also worn as small metal arches above or below medals or ribbons on the Army Service Uniform.
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    • Individual tabs 

    • Unit tabs 

    • Obsolete tabs