Army ditches $5 billion ACU Pattern

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  1. scoutpilot

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    Interesting read, and about time. I didn't realize the Army played a large role in developing MARPAT.

    More great leadership from Cold War careerists.

    http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/24/062412-news-camouflage-fiasco-1-5/

     
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    Interesting read. Thanks. Unfortunately in our society, rushed politics often interfere with such critical decisions. We then are left to pick up the pieces and deal with the consequences as many don't know the political side of the military.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    About time! :mad:
    I really wish the AF hadn't jumped on the poorly designed digital pattern bandwagon. Somebody got a nice OPR bullet, and the rest of the AF got heavier BDUs with pen pockets and a failure of a camo pattern.
     
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    Old news, but still makes me hot with anger

    A disgusting example of leadership
     
  5. scoutpilot

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    Whatever the new pattern is, I'm sure they'll find a way to get it into the hands of USMA cadets and faculty before all the line units are outfitted...just like they did with ACUs.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    priorities...:rolleyes:
     
  7. BigBear

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    I don't know, the only place ACU's seem to blend in is against the granite walls around here. :rolleyes:
     
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    It was trendy,” Stewardson said. “If it’s good enough for the Marines, why shouldn’t the Army have that same cool new look?”

    Okay…next challenge, Marpat-Marine envy in the Navy! It is time to get rid of the ridiculous Blueberry utilities and return to sailor specific chambray and denim. A work uniform that was practical and comfortable. You looked like a sailor, not some wannabe green guy. And junk the E-6 and below “Undress Blue” with the khaki shirt (lookin’ like a grunt), piss cutter (what's wrong with a Dixie Cup?) and black pants. OMG! Some Admiral who wanted to be a Marine made that decision after “extensive” research of several shore-based brown-nosers and fat chiefs who thought the blue made them look slimmer!
    Agggh!!!!! Let me tell you what I really think!
     
  9. BigBear

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    I thought the idea behind the blueberry suit was to help hide oil, hydraulic fluid, etc. so that all the mechanics would not have to buy as many uniforms. and the SEALs in Act of Valor 2 wouldn't have to wear multicam
     

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