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The US Army is considering bringing back the WW2 era pink & greens back!

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by A-58, Nov 12, 2017 at 3:56 AM.

  1. A-58

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    Pinks and greens are good looking uniforms.
     
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    The return of the brown-shoe army?
     
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    Pinks and greens looks mighty sharp. Nicer, I think, than the current look. I kind of like Bobby's idea of using the Ike jacket.
     
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    That would be cool.
     
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    I still think the women look better in skirts...
     
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    Now, if the Air Force would consider getting rid of those bus driver uniforms.
     
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    Now, if the Air Force would consider getting rid of those bus driver uniforms.
     
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    ...And in typical Army fashion (no pun intended) they're going to screw it up like they did with the UCP digital camo uniform. The only thing Universal about it was it was inferior to other patterns in virtually all environments, and because they tried to make it too many things, to too many people, it was disliked by virtually all.
    Why not make it belted like the old officers Pinks and Greens? The belt and the cut are what made the original look so sharp. Those are two things I liked about the Marine Corps Service Alpha Uniforms and hated about the Green Alpha's I wore in the US Army (that plus all the crap you had to hang on it).
    Plus the cut on the female version is atrocious. I know the use the shorter skirt to avoid accentuating the wider hips and butt on a female, but the shorter cut kinda' looks silly.

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    Australians use a "Sam Brown" belt system...I agree with USMC Price that there needs to be a belt, as in civvie fashion it gives shape to the tunic instead of looking like a coat.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Agree about the belt. Also, do they need a ribbon to commemorate every time they break wind?
     
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    I hope they go with what was submitted, but I think that the Ike jacket would look much better. The current dress uniform looks too much like Navy/Air Force/Coast Guard uniforms.

    As long as we're talking about fantasy here, as for field wear, I'd like to see them go back to the OD green uniform of the Vietnam era. Have khaki versions when they deploy to those parts of the world. Everyone and his brother uses some sort of cammies now. Even the Navy. Really, blue cammies? If it keeps the sharks from finding you when floundering in the water then by all means keep it, but other than that it looks silly.

    And I agree about the over abundance of silly ribbons they are authorized to wear nowadays. If it was earned in combat, yes, it should be worn on the uniform. It it was earned at the office, say for shuffling papers above and beyond the call of duty, put it in the 201 File. An exception should be made for non-combat related qualification badges like parachute, the EIB/EFMB, pathfinders and such as that.
     
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    Agree...too many medals lessons the impression these awards should give. Its easy to see in Australia whos served overseas, whos done twenty years, whos seen combat (combat badge) - a quick glance will tell you whos in front of you.
     

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