Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ChuckMK23, Aug 9, 2010.
RIP Chambray Dungarees
Hmmm, I'm holding out for Type XVII! Shouldn't take too long....:icon_tong
Thank god.... hopefully they make these literally cooler than the current NWU's. With a bullet proof vest and gun belt in the Japan summer you get drenched in sweat in minutes. Hopefully these will be better....
So SPECWAR now has one set of desert cammies, and everyone else has another? So we now have coveralls, AWGs, utilities/wash khaki, NWU types I, II, and III, DCUs, MARPAT (for USMC Corpsmen) and ACU (for guys on IA). I count 9 types of authorized working uniforms, going down to 6 once December 31st rolls around. So we started out with 6 and ended up with 6, 3 of which are the same. Great.
Which would you rather wear?
100805-N-9818V-205 NORFOLK (Aug. 5, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West holds an all-hands call aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during his visit to Naval Station Norfolk. West is wearing the Navy Working Uniform Type III during the conformance test phase. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos/Released)
I really wish the Navy would move away from sewing rank and warfare designators on our uniforms.
Why, it's easier. Never have to do anything with it once it's sewn on. I like it.
Hell, when I first came in people had their ranks embroidered on the shirts, looked very nice. However, it was abolished for some unknown reason to me.
When you move in rank, would you have to get entirely new uniforms since it's all sewn in? I mean I know it's not everyday you go up in rank, but you're still spending more money, no?
Stay away from the Velco Monster if you know whats good for you. The ACU is a terrible uniform for a multitude of reasons. In the field that pattern is useless. I wore my rain gear the whole time during SERE because you had a harder time spotting the old Euro cammy than the new digi gravelflage. Second the Velco... Every F'ing thing is Velco. After about 3-4 months the Velco stops working. The edges curl first and eventually it stops grabbing all together.
Nope, they're little patches, have the old rank removed and the new one put on. It usually costs a total of ten dollars per uniform. It may add up, but it doesn't add up to anything near what the pay raise is for advancing.
Seriously? Doesn't sewn on make sense for a working uniform? No chance of a FOD hazard or catching it on something.
Now, Service and Dress uniforms? Yeah, keep the bling. That and you can tell on a quick glance who's f'ed up because their insignias are AFU.
I like the look of that type III.
Does this mean no more ACU for Navy types?
Which one of you can I bribe to get a few sets of the Type III pants for me?
What's up with the guy doing the Mandarin collar thing in the first pic? Looks retarded. Why is the Navy insisting on going Army-style with the cammies with things like this, and the whole sleeve roll thing?
WTH is a mandarin collar?
Huh? And the sleeve rolling thing goes back a while that I've seen. The USMC style of rolling never made sense to me. You have to take the blouse off to unroll. But then again I never had the stones to ask my Gunney at OCS.
Why would you need to unroll your sleeves?
Which was the exact reason that when the other serviced did do a sleeve roll they did it in a way that they could immediately pull them down.
Sleeves are down in the field. Sleeves are only rolled in garrison between spring and fall where MOPP isn't an issue.
A collar that is not folded down and wraps around the neck.
^^ Is that a "popped collar"??
Sure they are...
Look Im not saying I wouldnt love to have my sleeves rolled in the heat. Just like I wouldnt love to strip my top off while preflighting a helicopter because it helps me stay hydrated and keeps me from damaging or having a fuel spill on the uniform. But if you want to address uniform stupidity Id start with why the hell do I have to wear a reflective belt with a PT uniform that has them built into it while running in formation with 100 other assholes on a road that is closed from 0600-0700 every day for the express purpose of PT.
WOAH WOAH! Safety. Duhhhh.
I hate glow belts.
In 10 years we will all be wearing Road Guard vests... Mark my words.
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