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    I always liked the ODs I was originally issued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorpal View Post
    I always liked the ODs I was originally issued.

    Did you fight for the North or the South ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Apple View Post
    Did you fight for the North or the South ?
    That's just cold blooded.

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    I'd like the guys originally responsible for the "we won't need multiple camouflage uniforms" concept to step up and say they were wrong. While they're at it, they can go ahead and explain WTF that grey and sage green pattern is really supposed to blend into...

    I'd like the guys originally responsible for Velcro instead of buttons to step up and acknowledge that, in light of the new Afghanistan uniform's "upgrade" with buttons, they were wrong.

    I'd like the guys originally responsible for designing a uniform intended to be worn under body armor to have considered different body types when they decided where pockets were supposed to go - and what pockets were actually needed.

    I'd like the guys originally responsible for conceiving of Velcro name tapes, Velcro Army tapes, Velcro rank and Velcro unit patches, because sewing same onto the uniform damaged the uniform, to explain why we can't have Velcro special skill badges and instead have to pin them on (thereby damaging said uniform for which sewn on items were eliminated so as not to damage the uniform...).

    I'd like the guys originally responsible for creating a uniform that disallows rolled up sleeves at all times, in all locations, because "it breathes" to explain why tightly woven plastic fabrics with Velcro cuffs, sealing in the heat, is somehow a good idea... Why can't I roll up my sleeves in garrison again?

    While we're at it, I'd like the guys originally responsible for making me wear a black, shapeless, wool snot rag to explain why I can't wear my ensemble matching patrol cap - complete with brim to shade my eyes and the ability to absorb sweat (instead of just sealing it inside my pizza hat) - except when I'm "in the field" (where I should be wearing a helmet) or "in the motor pool" (where the pizza hat actually has some function by staying out of my vision - just like the tankers who were the first American Army soldiers to wear a frickin' beret in the first place...).

    Anybody catching the "this **** don't make no sense" vibe here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Stone View Post
    Anybody catching the "this **** don't make no sense" vibe here?
    Don't you stop expecting sense after a few years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    Don't you stop expecting sense after a few years?
    After 18 years, I'm still waiting...

    My command expects big things of me. I expect big things of them. I make a lot of noise when the bullshit flag gets tossed on the field, and I make sure that if they can't provide an explanation, that they're complicit in the ignorance.

    So far, no progress. Can't wait until I retire...

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    Matt, aren't you forgetting the many garments that came with a built-in hood you are never allowed to use?

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    So, I'm guessing that if you're a guy, and the ladies uniform fits you better, you get kicked out for being gay.

    Because mark my words gentlemen; it is cross-dressing. It is absolutely cross-dressing.
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    You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
    Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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    Well, yeah, that would be the definition of cross dressing.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    What they need to do is replace the stupid color of the boots. I got blasted out of a tree up into which I'd climbed to snipe some recruits with paintballs at my last drill; all because the goddamn boots are only effective camouflage if you're buried from head to ankle, upside down, in a sand dune.
    Step in mud and then a leaf pile.
    Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.

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