Re: Joint Camo
There was nothing "wrong" with the BDUs. They were an Army uniform (made under an Army contract). When the Army decided to follow the Marines lead and create a service-specific uniform, the BDU was done. Yes, the AF could have picked up the contract, but tried instead for a common uniform for all.
Other than possibly a common pattern (light and heavy weight), does anyone seriously believe there will be a single uniform for all DoD? Lets face facts...how many pockets, location of pockets, slanted or straight, velcro, buttons, reinforced knees, elbows, butts...The only issue I have with uniforms is how much we pay for R&D.
Every former uniform is better than the current: khakis were better than fatigues, fatigues were better than BDUs, BDUs were better than ABUs, and ABUs will be better than the SCCSSAMCDIGUWU (Senate Congress Common Soldier Sailor Airman Marine Coastguardsman Deployed & In-Garrison Utility & Working Uniform)
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