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Callsign
04-29-2011, 15:10
Just saw this on a cover of the Army Times magazine.

Here's a run down of the story: Is the Army Beret Getting Dumped? (http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/blog/2011/04/27/is-the-army-beret-getting-dumped/)

From the article: On his Facebook page, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler asked, “If you could change one thing about the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), what would it be?” Over half of the 165 comments mentioned getting rid of the beret in some form or fashion. Some recommended keeping the beret for only NCOs and officers (probably from junior enlisted troops) and others (like myself) recommended only keeping the beret for dress uniform use. The only other complaint that popped up more than the beret was the velcro we use on our uniform.

Any thoughts?

JimP
04-29-2011, 15:25
Nope - new regime coming in so they need to rattle some cages and appear to be doing something "for the troops". Were they really serious they'd have a chat with our senior leadership about either fighting the war(s) to win or getting the hell out.

Dusty
04-29-2011, 15:25
Going back to Stetsons?

Brush Okie
04-29-2011, 15:39
Going back to Stetsons?

Hey I like that idea

Pete
04-29-2011, 15:50
http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32953&page=4&highlight=stetson

Dozer523
04-29-2011, 17:26
“If you could change one thing about the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), what would it be?” Over half of the 165 commentsAny thoughts? Only half? :eek:Were the other comments about getting rid of velcro? or returning collars and branch insignia? or slanting the pockets and adding bellows? How about making them actually blend in with something? Sometimes the only thing I do like about ACU's are the ankle pockets. But I got to wear Jungles; I'm a hard sell.

RTK
04-30-2011, 08:39
Only half? :eek:Were the other comments about getting rid of velcro? or returning collars and branch insignia? or slanting the pockets and adding bellows? How about making them actually blend in with something? Sometimes the only thing I do like about ACU's are the ankle pockets. But I got to wear Jungles; I'm a hard sell.

Amen. Teaching reconnaissance to scouts in the woods of Kentucky wearing the Czechoslovakian Urban Assault kit was a bit daunting. Most of the instructors wore the Woodland BDU until the wear out date in April 2008. It makes OP camoflauge all the more important a task in position preparation.

RGRJ
05-01-2011, 03:04
Sometimes the only thing I do like about ACU's are the ankle pockets.


Gotta have somewhere to keep the can of cope! :D

Dozer523
05-01-2011, 11:02
Gotta have somewhere to keep the can of cope! :D I kept a mag in one and my reading glasses hard case in the other. (I'm So old.;))

ZonieDiver
05-01-2011, 12:24
I kept a mag in one and my reading glasses hard case in the other. (I'm So old.;))

Do you have to put them on to read your "lens-static" compass? :D

wet dog
05-01-2011, 12:50
Do you have to put them on to read your "lens-static" compass? :D

Map reading by Braille?

greenberetTFS
05-01-2011, 15:58
Do you have to put them on to read your "lens-static" compass? :D

OK guys enough is enough........I'm ashamed that you're treating a old man like that.... You're going to get to be Dozer's age someday and know how tough it is when your eye sight starts going on you........ Hang in their partner I'm providing covering fire for you........;)

Big Teddy :munchin

Dozer523
05-01-2011, 19:13
OK guys enough is enough........I'm ashamed that you're treating a old man like that.... You're going to get to be Dozer's age someday and know how tough it is when your eye sight starts going on you........ Hang in their partner I'm providing covering fire for you........;)

Big Teddy :munchin Well lift and shift buddy cuz I'm taking hits from YOU!

Sdiver
05-01-2011, 19:52
OK guys enough is enough........I'm ashamed that you're treating a old man like that.... You're going to get to be Dozer's age someday and know how tough it is when your eye sight starts going on you........ Hang in their partner I'm providing covering fire for you........

Big Teddy :munchin

Well lift and shift buddy cuz I'm taking hits from YOU!

:confused: :eek:

(Wonder if that has something to do with poor eyesight ???)

:munchin

tom kelly
05-02-2011, 17:01
During a recent eye exam the ophthalmologist told me that your eyesight starts to deteriorate after 12 years of age? Regard's, tom kelly

Brush Okie
05-02-2011, 18:46
http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32953&page=4&highlight=stetson

Yes I was aware of the thread before I posed.

TFS,

What do you think of the stetsons? Did you like them when they used them the first time? :p

Utah Bob
05-03-2011, 12:22
Yes I was aware of the thread before I posed.

TFS,

What do you think of the stetsons? Did you like them when they used them the first time? :p

Actually the Army never issued Stetsons. The 1872 campaign hats were cheap wool not beaver. Hotter and less durable than real Stetsons.
I hated mine, although it did stop a Comanche arrow onct.:p

S1X
05-07-2011, 03:27
ah shit, doc told me Monday to get an eye exam....

Dusty
05-07-2011, 06:31
Yes I was aware of the thread before I posed.



As what?