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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 am 
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It’s a nice looking uniform, better than what’s currently used.
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What is it?

Pink and Green Uniform is the service uniform from the World War II era. Army officers wore the Pink and Green Uniform from the early 1930s to the early 1950s. It is widely recognized as the best dress uniform the Army has ever fielded.

This uniform will be made from great fabrics and tailored for each Soldier, featuring quality construction and a classic, proven design. New eco-friendly textile production processes will be utilized for the first time in the U.S. through this project.

What is the Army doing?

In 2018, Army could return to its iconic WWII-era uniform which could become the everyday business-wear uniform for all Soldiers. This would replace the current Army Service Uniform, which would be used as a more formal dress uniform.

Based on Sergeant Major of the Army's interest and his belief that the uniform would reconnect today's Soldier with the history of the Army, an exclusive Army Times survey was sent out to its readers. The survey received a favorable response from more than 70 percent of the Soldiers supporting the return of the historic World War II uniform.

Taking advantage of upgrades in fabric technology, the Army has developed design options, sketches and prototype uniforms to support the Army's decision-making process. This was done in collaboration with the Center for Military History, the Army's industry partners and the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Texas A&M University, whose cadets have historically worn a pinks and greens-type of uniform.

Initial prototypes have been demonstrated on live Soldier models to Army leadership and the media in various venues, including at the Association of the United States Army convention and the Army-Navy football game where feedback was instantaneous and positive.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

In order to maximize the positive interest in this new uniform, the Army has planned key engagements to assist with a possible design decision and introduction of the Pink and Green Uniform to the Army workforce:

Limited User Evaluation with 150 Soldiers from the New England Recruiting Battalion
Traveling historical exhibit of the Pink and Green Uniform at Army Installations and other public events
Interviews/video/digital images of Soldiers supporting evaluations
Based on Soldier feedback the Army will make a decision in 2018.

Why is this important to the Army?

The reintroduction of this uniform is an effort to create a deeper understanding of, and connection to the Army in communities where awareness of the Total Army needs to increase. The Army believes this high-quality uniform will strengthen pride, bolster recruiting and enhance readiness.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:37 am 
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Not just the US Army.

https://www.google.com/amp/nationalpost ... rigade/amp

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Oh is it a new fad? :D
Any other examples lurking in the shadows?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm 
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What I would like to see, is a revival of the Class B Uniform. In my day, we had the khakis and optional Tropical Worsteds for officers. You weren't allowed to go into town wearing fatigues, the predecessors of BDUs. The Class Bs were comfortable and smart, without being as formal as the Class As.

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edgeplay_cgo wrote:
What I would like to see, is a revival of the Class B Uniform. In my day, we had the khakis and optional Tropical Worsteds for officers. You weren't allowed to go into town wearing fatigues, the predecessors of BDUs. The Class Bs were comfortable and smart, without being as formal as the Class As.

I’m hoping for a replacement for the Swedish army equivalent to class A/B soon. Been hearing about it for years but never seems to materialize.
Navy, army and airforce equivalents here (Prince Carl Phillip, King Carl Gustaf and Supreme Commander):
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The navy’s m/48 is fine, the cut of the army’s and airforce’s m/87 is terrible though and the weird steel grey color of the army version is not a big hit either.

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Important question: Does this uniform come with or without the beret?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:07 am 
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nomad990 wrote:
Important question: Does this uniform come with or without the beret?


All the retro crap, the ASU was Civil War retro, now WW2 retro...

Powder Wig, Revolutionary War retro


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At least they haven't gotten the people responsible for the NFL's color rush uniforms involved. Neon green doesn't go with anything.

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edgeplay_cgo wrote:
What I would like to see, is a revival of the Class B Uniform. In my day, we had the khakis and optional Tropical Worsteds for officers. You weren't allowed to go into town wearing fatigues, the predecessors of BDUs. The Class Bs were comfortable and smart, without being as formal as the Class As.

The entire point of the Class B and Class A uniforms is to induce:
  • The desire to get the soldier wearing it naked and horizontal.
  • The desire to put one on yourself, so that you look that damn good, and have people lining up to get you naked and horizontal.

A soldier that looks smart is a potent recruiting and public relations tool. Fatigues, BDUs and the like do not look smart, especially the modern digital camo. They make everybody look like a sad sack.

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