9/07/2010 6:04pm, #11
I always liked the ODs I was originally issued.
9/07/2010 7:47pm, #12
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
- Omaha, NE (orig from Boston area)
9/07/2010 7:49pm, #13
9/10/2010 1:00am, #14
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?
9/10/2010 1:13am, #15
9/10/2010 2:11am, #16
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...
9/14/2010 4:53am, #17
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
- Honolulu, HI (Hawaii Kai)
Matt, aren't you forgetting the many garments that came with a built-in hood you are never allowed to use?
10/06/2010 11:47pm, #18
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.Originally Posted by Cullion
10/08/2010 10:01am, #19
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
10/08/2010 10:07am, #20