Air Force complains, gets new uniforms

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    As a SNCO (soon to be officer on Saturday) in the Civil Air Patrol, I'll vouch for the feel that the 'bus driver' uniform needs to be changed. However, the standing collar has no real place in Air Force history. The Marine Corps (and perhaps Im just partial) used standing collars to protect their necks from swinging swords on ship-to-ship melees. These collars were made of leather, thus earning the moniker of Leathernecks. Just my $0.02, anyone else?
     
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    Whatever they choose, it will end a generations old Navy joke.
     
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    I always hated wearing the Blues. You can wear them without any ribbons and thats when it looks like a McDonalds uniform or bus driver. The covers are either the McDonalds style (most common) or the round hat with short black brim....thats the bus driver look lol.

    They were supposed to change the BDUs to the new "utility" uniform, which is a blue/grey camo with lots more usable pockets to stuff tools in. The BDUs the AF has been using for so many years wasn't very functional because we weren't allowed to use the pockets. Alot of people actually sewed them shut so they ironed nice and flat, it was all appearance.
     
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    The Navy guys could never get the better of us. All we had to do was crack a joke about their names being sewed on the hump of their ass and they would shut up. :D
     
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    hehe...hehe...seamen...hehe
     
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    I think the Marine uniform is sharp.
    In highschool, I considered joining the Marines when I saw
    two Alumni walking the campus in dress.
    You think they do that on purpose?:teeth:
     
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    Did you know the Army Green uniform is going/gone, joker? I paid for Dress Blues - now that'll be the A-uniform +/-. About f'in TIME!
     
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    I did not know that, but I'll never wear em again anyway so.
    :tank: Do the new ones look something like this???
    :laugh:
     
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    Well, since the women are already looking there, it saves their eyes a trip. Sailors are all about serving the public, after all.
     
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    How humble of you to say so.
     

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