1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Combat Uniforms Worn in Civilian/Public Areas - Rant

Discussion in 'Military' started by asphaltpilot, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM
    #41
    Oat

    Oat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Member:
    #61992
    Messages:
    1,170
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2001 Prerunner
    Gibson Exhaust, Painted factory steel wheels, Chrome wheel caps, K&N Air intake, Tint, Regular Bilstein (yellow/blue) all around, Leveling spacer kit upfront, Partially de-badged, Westin Bullbar with skidplate, White, Double Cab Prerunner SR5
    Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

    You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

    In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

    Just my 0.02
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:00 PM
    #42
    03taco

    03taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Member:
    #52419
    Messages:
    497
    Gender:
    Male
    someplace
    Vehicle:
    03 tacoma lifted 6in on 35s
    fabtech 6in lift, 35.12.50.16s,on mt classics
    HA!!! yall would hate me i cutt off a pair of my multi cam pants and wear them EVERYWEAR, they are the most comfy shorts i own now lol
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM
    #43
    Taco Gunner

    Taco Gunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Member:
    #33608
    Messages:
    481
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2006 Access Cab TRD Offroad
    yeah..and 90% of them were Airborne! "You are a vet huh? What unit were you with?"

    "I was Airborne!"




     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:17 PM
    #44
    sammy87

    sammy87 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36576
    Messages:
    1,842
    Gender:
    Male
    co
    Vehicle:
    10 TRD SPORT 4X4
    I'm no longer in, but I live near Dobbins ARB. I see a lot of service members around town and I don't care, I think it's good actually to let the public know that they walk among everyone else. But.....when you are obviously over weight, your uniform looks like it's been in the bottom of a wet garbage bag for a yr, and you just look sloppy, then it's not cool.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    #45
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,631
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    Does any service still use the word Fatigues to describe the work uniform?
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM
    #46
    ink junky

    ink junky I phucking hate people >:(

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Member:
    #30142
    Messages:
    4,923
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TACO LOVER
    TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 trd off road DC,
    Aero turbine 2525, Snorkel, AFE pro dry drop in filter, BFG 33s, spydertraxwheel spacers :/. Debadged, rebadged black, TW sticker :D, bed lights, rod holders, OEM roof rack, Complete OME lift, bed lined fenders. Armor Tech Off road wrap around HC rear bumper w/ tire carrier swing out. Relentless front aluminum bumper. Le Devil Horns (_)
    fat nasty overweight slobs in uniform are unsat. period! :laugh:

    Marines aint supposed to wear them off base, (unless as stated earlier) unless it's an emergency. The AF, Army, Navy all have different regs that don't bother me at all.


    what looks funny to me though is when I see Air Force personnel wearing a smokey (drill cover) in the wal-mart parking lot pushing a grocery cart with cokes in it. :laugh:

    not making fun, but it just looks kinda funny.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:08 PM
    #47
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Yeah but, Florida is a panhandle.



    :)




    But I totally agree with you on all points. :cool:
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM
    #48
    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Member:
    #52220
    Messages:
    1,839
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Warren AFB, WY Originally: Spartanburg, SC
    Vehicle:
    '02 4Runner
    We have quite the same issue here in the All American city, mainly Skibo Rd.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2011 at 2:25 AM
    #49
    cakmakli

    cakmakli Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Member:
    #11514
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport
    For the last 6 or 7 years before I retired in 2010, we were required to wear ACU's while traveling TDY.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:09 AM
    #50
    Hiemsnox

    Hiemsnox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Member:
    #61060
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Beavercreek, OH
    Vehicle:
    06 DCSB TRD Offroad Indigo Ink

    but see there you are on orders and orders will have required uniform
     
  11. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:34 AM
    #51
    Zac808

    Zac808 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Member:
    #22040
    Messages:
    2,819
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zac
    Viva Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC SB 4x4
    In my sig
    I don't like wearing my uniform off base because it draws to much attention. It's not unusual to see people in uniform around my side of town though.

    On another note, I have a cousin who is in the army. He wears his uniform all the time for the "perks". Needless to say, I don't have the same feeling.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM
    #52
    tex41

    tex41 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Member:
    #65708
    Messages:
    64
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clint
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2002 Xtra cab 4x4 TRD
    Lift, tires, toolbox, Alpine H/U, Borla exhaust. Still looking it over to get specifics.
    Agreed. The only time ive EVER worn my dress uniform was right after boot going home, or in a parade. At DFW, theres always Soldiers in their ACU's(not sure? Sailor here, we wear NWU's). But theyre traveling as a unit, which is fine. But bars, clubs, restaurants....? fucking UNSAT. Makes it look like youre trying to impress people, and if thats the case....you need to find a new career.....
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:52 AM
    #53
    wordtothis

    wordtothis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Member:
    #62363
    Messages:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    david
    atlanta
    Vehicle:
    '11 DC SB, V6 4X4, 6spd
    Husky floor liners, in-channel vent visors, billies, khaki softopper, Wet Okoles, OTHER STUFF - kinda STOCKISH!
    I can see the new Florida Tourism Board brochures and commercials now...

    Visit Florida, because anywhere else,

    THIS,
    [​IMG]
    THIS,
    [​IMG]
    and THIS
    [​IMG]

    is just begging.

    On a serious note, whenever I see service personnel out and about, airport, bank, gas station, I always take the time to thank them for their service. :D

    D
     
  14. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:42 AM
    #54
    SOSHeloPilot

    SOSHeloPilot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Member:
    #15422
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB, TRD-OR - Traded In on a Ridgeline
    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.
    ... ^^^ ... Ditto ... :D

    AND some of the other people (mostly non-military types) wearing parts of the uniform with rank and/or MOS Insignias and/or awards (ribbons & etc.).

    An old military shirt is OK to cut the grass in ... just please ... no "ranks/rates or insignias & etc.".
    .
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:27 AM
    #55
    cakmakli

    cakmakli Finally made it - U.S. Army Retired

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Member:
    #11514
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport
    I like how these bums have kept up with the times. You hardly ever see one in BDU's anymore. Woodland camouflage is so passé. :D
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:44 AM
    #56
    Dmonkey

    Dmonkey Drop it Drop it Low

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Member:
    #6360
    Messages:
    3,376
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Branden
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    VZN140
    Magnaflow custom cat back. 5/6 drop with:Beefed Weld in Notch, 3 Inch blocks, Qa1 plates. QA1 racing coilover modified to fit Tacoma. Toxic rear shocks and OEM prerunner leaf springs with middle spring removed. K&N drop in filter
    I used the gulf war one style jacket and pants and cap when I played paintball as a kid. I was freakin invisible.

    I dont see the problem with this?
     
  17. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:52 AM
    #57
    2008taco

    2008taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Member:
    #52323
    Messages:
    2,064
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    san diego
    When my friend came back for leave after his first tour he said they were given orders to wear their uni. He was going to wear his old cloths anyways but they were all several sizes too big. Rather than go buy a new wardrobe for a week he just followed orders.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    #58
    Taco Gunner

    Taco Gunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Member:
    #33608
    Messages:
    481
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2006 Access Cab TRD Offroad
    I am going to celebrate this thread by wearing my flight suit around town all day. At night, I will put on my HGU 56/P and NVG's. I might even wear my survival vest.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM
    #59
    MMazz365

    MMazz365 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Member:
    #25564
    Messages:
    649
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Michael
    NY
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road
    -flowmaster dual side exit exhaust -3 inch lift -cb radio -scanner -DTRL's -Fogs Anytime -Truxedo Soft Tonnahu Cover -eyelids -grillcraft upper and lower -fogs behind the grill
    I just don't appreciate soldiers trying to get attention out of their uniforms in public places. My brother gets home from work, walks in his room, and changes. He won't even pick up pizza in his uniform because he doesn't want that extra needed attention
     
  20. Nov 10, 2011 at 8:05 AM
    #60
    PELLEY

    PELLEY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Member:
    #62089
    Messages:
    388
    I'm with you on this one. When I was stationed in the UK we were told to never where our uniform for travel, as it made us targets... Unfortunatly this was confirmed a year after I had left. A group of Security Forces guys from RAF Lakenheath were in uniform at the air port getting ready to deploy and a freaking terroist unloaded a few clips on them, killing a few and hurting many others... I never travel in uniform!
     
To Top