Do they still have the BDU's?

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  1. acooper43

    acooper43 New Member

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    I was wondering if they give out the BDU's still or if they started being issued ABU's at the Academy? I know that West Point issues the ACU's.
     
  2. Poyner

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    They are issueing ABU's at BMT in Lackland so this year they might be giving out ABU's.
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Plan is for 2012 basics to recieve one pair of ABUs and 3 pairs of BDUs.
     
  4. upsidezdown

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    what's the difference between an ABU and a BDU?
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    look it up on Wiki, quite a bit actually.
     
  6. nick4060

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    What about ROTC. Will they just parrot whatever the academy does? It says the mandatory wear date for AD is slated for sometime in 2011.
     
  7. Poyner

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    I wouldn't worry about it. If you have to buy them your clothing allowence will reflect that and the big difference is ironing. You don't iron ABU's but I doubt they take ironing BDU's at the Academy and ROTC to the extreme that they do for active duty. Are they issueing the green or tan boots?
     
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    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Yup, and those are official boots for ABUs!
     
  10. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Not to the same extreme, but we do take it somewhat seriously. I won't wear BDUs without some creases (granted, sometimes they are not very good).
     
  11. Poyner

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    Yea. I didn't mean any offense and most of the officers/cadets that I have seen have creases. I never understood why they had us junior-enlisted taking it to such an exteme, I mean we would use pure starch consentrate, hair spray, and hours of our lives making razor blades out of sleeves and turning cloth into cardboard! Not to mention poket-rockets! I love my ABU's...which are laying on my floor right now!

    I guess I understand the green boots getting issued. Lacklands giving out the tan but by the time these guys graduate the green will be required.
     

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