Are all events themed now?
Looking at older AARs and photos it appears that the patches / events used to just be Heavt, Tough & Light.
But now it appears that all the events have a cool theme included like Dday, Bataan, etc. and the patches are related to that theme.
I was just wondering if the patch matched the logo for the event. If so, that seems like a smart and cool way to encourage folks to do multiple events in a year for cool and different patches to go along with the experience.
The patch on the special events does match the logo for the event which, I agree, is awesome! I went through GORUCK's current list of events and it appears that the only non-special events (so far) are occurring in Tokyo, Japan. This is a big change from previous years which had a lot more regular events.