Originally Posted by jhodge83
the last part has it pretty summed up....
same reason the AF changed to their hawaiian shirt tiger stripe. i think the reason no one could use the same pattern as the marines was b/c they patented it and had the eagle/globe/anchor built into the pattern. the fact that everyone tries to be better than the next is killing the "uniformity" of the military.
one pattern for woodland, one pattern for desert, and all the branches wear it w/ insignias in the same places....too easy? screw traditions and how things used to be. we're all supposed to be one team and one fight.
I get to order uniforms for AF people deploying and this uniform of the day crap is really annoying
We are ording the OCP's (multicams) right now but the army has a lock down on most of the gear so all we can get is the uniform tops, bottoms, hats, and tan boots. we cant get helmet covers, gortex, body armor, any MOLLE gear... its a PITA.