2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sha-na-na hey beret goodbye....


The Army has decided to ditch the beret and modify the ACU uniform...

...its a good start, article link.

ACU changes make Velcro optional, patrol cap default headgear

I had to wear the ACU and beret combo, didn't really make me feel special. I admit that the ACU was fairly comfortable to wear and I liked not having to shine my boots and such, but the beret as a functional piece of headgear sucks. Overseas you wear a helmet, patrol cap, boonie cap or other soft headgear such as a watch cap or other. Never saw a beret in theater, don't even think that they were authorized. A former General who shall remain nameless (but his name does rhyme with Sinsheki) gave them to the Army to signify the "specialness" of everybody in it or some crap...the problem is once everyone is "special", no body is.....

The ACU is a decent uniform design minus a few things that they look like they are correcting...

  • Ditch the velcro and replace with buttons...good idea
  • Sew on nametapes and skill badges, velcro on for stuff that changes (unit patches, ISAF crap and the like)...only makes sense and is how it should have been...

Now if they would only get rid of that damn digital pattern.....oh yeah, and I would totally redesign the ACU belt to be more of a stiffer webbing design and mandate that all troops carry and multitool while on duty.



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