Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Another Change In U.S. Military Fashion

CNN: Military's fashion don'ts cost hundreds of millions

Washington (CNN) In 2008, the Navy debuted a new blue, black and gray uniform named Navy Working Uniform Type I. It just had a couple of hiccups: It melted in heat, weighed a ton and was effective camouflage only for sailors who happened to find themselves in water.

Mockingly nicknamed "aquaflage" -- though the Navy noted upon its release that it wasn't intended for concealment -- the Navy deep-sixed the design this month. Instead, it will clothe its staff in a new green uniform, known as Navy Working Uniform Type III.

While the move was widely welcomed among the ranks, it is perhaps a pyrrhic victory.

The recent uniform change is just the latest in a spate of redesigns and modifications across the services in the post 9/11 era. Most have been more short-lived than their predecessors, costing the Pentagon hundreds of millions of dollars. As a result, Congress two years ago refused to provide funding for any new styles.

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WNU Editor: I miss the old khaki greens.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

"...costing the Pentagon hundreds of millions of dollars...." The US really needs rearrange it's priorities if it expects to survive. Right now US military personnel and equipment are worn down from continuous deployments around the world that seem fruitless, morale is low, leadership is poor, and training is substandard. As such, the US military would be hard pressed to defend the US mainland should it be invaded much less meet the other obligations it is expected to meet. If this isn't bad enough, the US has as hostile powers arrayed against it Russia and China the first and second most powerful military forces on earth as well as the allies of these nations that is broader and deeper than anything the US can hope to muster.

I miss the khaki greens as well. They worked just fine. There was nothing wrong with them. If something isn't broken, don't fix it!! Meanwhile with the other myriad of problems the US and its armed forces has these idiots are spending this much money, time, and energy on uniforms when they already had something that worked just fine!!