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    New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Some Older news that was released by the Army but will be taking place this next year. Not only will there be this change for the Army. But with Camo Uniforms for all military service. As well as the New uniform for women.

    The New Army Service Uniform (ASU).....

    The Army announced guidance and transition strategy to the new blue Army Service Uniform (ASU). The
    announcement defined the wear policies for the ASU during the transition period.
    The Policy changes reflect the input of hundreds of thousands of soldiers from across the service.

    The army currently has three service uniforms; green, blue, and white. Enlisted soldiers receive the green service
    uniform as part of their basic clothing bag issue when they enter the army during initial entry training. The army further
    provides active duty enlisted soldiers an annual clothing allowance to maintain proper fit and appearance of their basic
    clothing bag issue items. The army will phase out the green and white service uniforms and retain the blue service
    uniform. Soldiers who currently have a blue service uniform can immediately begin wearing it as their ASU.



    The new army ASU will include a new coat and low waist trousers for male soldiers; and a new coat, slacks and skirt
    for female soldiers. The new fabric for the ASU is heavier and wrinkle resistant over previously manufactured uniforms
    and will consist of 55% wool and 45% polyester material. The new ASU coat will have a tailored, athletic cut, to
    improve uniform fit and appearance.

    The ASU will include a new improved heavier and wrinkle resistant short and long-sleeved white shirt with permanent
    military creases and shoulder loops. The leader's identification insignia (green tab) is not authorized to be worn on the
    ASU.

    The army will place the new ASU items in the soldier's clothing bag for initial entry soldiers in 4th quarter, FY 2010.
    The mandatory possession date for the new ASU items is 4th quarter, FY 2014. The leader's identification insignia
    (green tab) is not authorized to be worn on the ASU. The specifics of the new uniform will be published in the new AR
    670-1 which is due out sometime in 2011.

    Beginning in 4th quarter FY 2009, soldiers have the option to take their official DA photo in the ASU. This is strictly
    optional on the Soldiers part. Soldiers can still continue to take their DA photo in the army green service uniform until
    the mandatory possession date of 4th quarter FY 2014.....snip~



    New Combat Uniform.

    The new blue Army Service Uniform ASU, AR 670-1, new army dress blues

    Whatcha thinks? Any leadership role, gets to wear a Gold Stripe even if it is a CPL. According to many they got opinions from Troopers all over the branch. Saying they like it. Also saves them some money this way. How do any Ole Timer Vets feel about this?

    Also they will be changes up to the Camos. The Only Ones that will be allowed to have Different type of Camos will be those for Special Forces and Special Ops. Rangers, Delta, Marine Recon, and Navy Seals. All else will have to be the same.
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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    We should go back to what we wore in WW2, like General Ike here.



    The Marines got it right with their uniform, if it ain't broke don't fix it. And the Army should realize that the more often you change the uniform the less you can talk about tradition.

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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    I'm expecting to see the uniform offered in a choice of colors and accessories soon.

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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    We should go back to what we wore in WW2, like General Ike here.



    The Marines got it right with their uniform, if it ain't broke don't fix it. And the Army should realize that the more often you change the uniform the less you can talk about tradition.
    Heya Wisone .....and Ike even Designed that Uniform himself. Here is some more on the Blues.

    Changes to the ASU include a combat service identification badge to recognize combat service, overseas service bars on the jacket sleeve for both enlisted and officers, distinctive unit insignia on the shoulder loops of the blue coat for enlisted, black jump boots for paratroopers, and the decision to transition to a new short-sleeve and long-sleeve white shirt with shoulder loops.

    “The uniform looks a lot more professional to me now,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lindsey, 434th Field Artillery Brigade. “At graduation you can really tell the difference.”

    The blue material was a decision rooted in the Army’s history, dating back to 1779 when Gen. George Washington prescribed blue coats with different facings for the various state troops, artillery, artillery artificers and light dragoons of the Continental Army. In the 1800s, the Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office established dark blue as the national color for officers or enlisted men, if no other color was prescribed.

    Besides carrying on tradition, the uniform also streamlines Soldiers’ closets and reduces the burden placed on their wallets, because the ASU can be worn for different affairs.

    “I really like what they did, as far as the idea of coming out with one uniform you can wear to a formal, (Department of the Army) photos, Class A inspections or whatever the case may be,” Lindsey said.

    The ASU will replace the former Class A uniform and dress blues, just as the Army Combat Uniform replaced both the summer- and winter-weight battle dress and desert camouflage uniforms of years past.

    Changes to the uniform include authorization of a combat service identification badge to recognize combat service, overseas service bars on the jacket sleeve for both enlisted and officers, distinctive unit insignia on the shoulder loops of the blue coat for enlisted, authorizing paratroopers to wear the black jump boots with the blue ASU, and the decision to transition to a new short-sleeve and long-sleeve white shirt with shoulder loops.

    It is also permissible for enlisted Soldiers to wear both overseas service bars and service stripes on the new blue ASU coat. Officers and Soldiers in the grade of corporal and above, will wear a gold braid on their slacks to indicate leadership roles.....snip~

    New ASUs to replace several uniforms indefinitely by 2014 : Hawaii Army Weekly
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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I'm expecting to see the uniform offered in a choice of colors and accessories soon.
    Heya VM. Myself, I have always like the way the Marine Patrol Cap was Designed for B and C wear. I never did like the Army's Baseball Cap. Only time I ever wore one was in Basic and AIT.
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    New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya VM. Myself, I have always like the way the Marine Patrol Cap was Designed for B and C wear. I never did like the Army's Baseball Cap. Only time I ever wore one was in Basic and AIT.
    Other than keeping he uniform board and vendors happy I never did see a value in changing the AF uniforms. Our service dress uniforms looked like commercial pilot uniforms and I'm pretty sure that's the look they were going for.

    First time we went into SA we deployed in the Woodlawn green BDUs. Got there and we were issued the chelate chip DCUs. Except of course helmets, flak jackets and chem gear were all still fatigue green.
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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    I think most soldiers have already made the switch. I know I haven't owned any greens in a while. I personally get annoyed with the constant changing of the uniform.

    Marines definitely have the sharpest uniform, though.
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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Other than keeping he uniform board and vendors happy I never did see a value in changing the AF uniforms. Our service dress uniforms looked like commercial pilot uniforms and I'm pretty sure that's the look they were going for.

    First time we went into SA we deployed in the Woodlawn green BDUs. Got there and we were issued the chelate chip DCUs. Except of course helmets, flak jackets and chem gear were all still fatigue green.
    5 days ago the House voted on the Camos over All Branch Services......Incoming!

    House panel votes in favor of common combat uniform across services.....



    Two war veterans succeeded Wednesday in convincing the House Armed Services Committee that the services should agree on common camouflage patterns for uniforms rather than each having its own.

    Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Ill., a retired major general and Vietnam veteran who has served in the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Army National Guard before retiring in 2012 to run for Congress, and Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., an Iraq war veteran who still serves in the Illinois National Guard, combined efforts on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring — with a few exceptions — the services to have a joint combat uniform.

    The measure passed by a 32-30 vote.

    Ten camouflage uniforms are in use today and more are being developed; lawmakers think that is more than enough.

    For several years, the Government Accountability Office has questioned the inability of the services to share camouflage designs to save money.

    “The primary goal of camouflage is to reduce vulnerability of forces to detection in combat; however, over time the services also have chosen camouflage patterns that are service specific and distinguish one service from another,” the nonpartisan GAO said in a September report to Congress.

    The only disparaging word on the amendment came from Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., who has served in the Army and Marine Corps. He said the potential savings would be small and perhaps not worth the complaints and potential harm to morale.

    The amendment, approved as part of HR 1960, the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, would prohibit the services from adopting any new combat uniform unless it will be a joint uniform item shared by all of the services or unless the design is already in use by another service.

    Exempted would be items such as headwear and footwear. The provision also would not apply to combat and camouflage uniforms for use by special operations forces.

    There also is a waiver for “exceptional operating circumstances,” to be determined by the defense secretary.

    The prohibition would not take full effect until 2018. Within 180 days of the bill becoming law, the services would be required to issue new guidance requiring joint criteria for design, development and fielding of camouflage uniforms. By Oct. 1, 2018, the services could be required to use a joint combat camouflage uniform.....snip~

    House panel votes in favor of common combat uniform across services | Army Times | armytimes.com

    I was trying to understand the Navy giving out those Camos to Women or Men in the Navy. When they never leave a Ship. Seals and Pilots are understandable.
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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Still it's much they are much nicer than the new Airforce Uniforms


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    Re: New Army Service Uniform Starting in 2014.....

    Green Class As were the best. The new uniform looks dumb with jump boots.

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