new USAF BDUs - Page 2




 
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March 1st, 2004  
samirine
 
Thanks for those links! They're awesome and exactly what I was talking about!

I kind of like the BDUs we have now personally. For one thing these new ones appear to have the blouse tucked in, and it looks uncomfortable! I would miss my pockets too. As for the blue color...I suppose it doesn't really matter that they won't blend in with anything because honestly what do the woodland patterned ones blend in with on a base anyway? They should give you brick, stucco, and tarmac colored ones for that. However, I admit I think it would feel a bit odd to be wearing blue/tiger striped camo!
March 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
My sympathies to the Air Force guys, you all should write your congressmen if they decide to make you wear that stuff.
March 1st, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
Honestly i do not like them either... i would rather stick to the traditional bdu's
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March 2nd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I'm with you. I don't like the new Marine camo digital camo either, but if it'll save lives... Contrary to the colored flag on all Army uniforms huh?
March 2nd, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
The US Flag on the BDUs will be 2 X 3.25 inches (5.08 X 8.25 cm), if very colorful (red, white & blue with a gold border) and is displayed in a reverse fly position (that is, with the blue and white canton forward as if the unit's colors were streaming in the wind as the unit advanced). It was already authorized for wear during joint or multinational operations overseas, but now we all have to wear it - deployed or not.

In an emergency, you sure could cover it with hundred mile an hour tape, but that will not go ever well with a lot of people, so we will wear it and bear up (first the black beret and now this! The next thing DA will do is make us wear the Army Blue Uniform instead of the Army Green Uniform -OOOH wait - that's an option DA is looking at too )
March 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Really, Sir? When would we be expected to wear the blues? Those dang things cost too much to wear all the time.
March 2nd, 2004  
Chaotic
 
Damn

i personnaly dont like them

they are blue for one and most of the time those ar for night ops and or urban terrain.. or so im told.. never used never had to

the new digital cammies .. hmm

they are much more comfortable than the other.. they have pockets where you need em and not where you dont..

they are lighter.. material makes it better for cold / hot transition..

and yes they work

in a desert field on guy in desert digitals couldnt be spotted at a glance .. had to be pointed out...lol
bad thing if he is lost good thing if hes lost behind enemy lines

i like the digital cammies

the boots are cool too
but you cant polish them anymore... thats a good/bad thing

you cant iron your cammies anymore!!!

which is a good/ bad thing..

MARINES IMO are going for a less garrison feel and a more deployed feel
March 2nd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunner13
The US Flag on the BDUs will be 2 X 3.25 inches (5.08 X 8.25 cm), if very colorful (red, white & blue with a gold border)
Hm, that's quite large..
Put some infrared color in it as well, and you will have a great target both day and night...
March 2nd, 2004  
samirine
 
As for the digital camo, that's supposed to be some pretty spiffy stuff. Of course I could just that since I don't have to wear it... And no ironing/polishing eep! What would we do?

Army Blue eh? That should be... interesting to wear all the time. You guys will look like Air Force! Trying to cross into the blue?

And as for the flag, well Redleg summed it up pretty well,
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Originally Posted by Redleg
Put some infrared color in it as well, and you will have a great target both day and night...
Hope they don't do that to us!
March 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by samirine
Army Blue eh? That should be... interesting to wear all the time. You guys will look like Air Force! Trying to cross into the blue?
The Army has had dress blues for quite awhile now (I don't want to put any date on it, but they have been around since long before I was born, like WWII), as well as Mess Blues (which make us look like cruise ship waiters). The Dress Blues are a step up from our green Class A's. We actually have Dress Whites for arid environments as well.

And anyway, they look much better than the Air Force's gear.