Skip to comments.Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear
Posted on 04/01/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT by SandRat
Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear In a tip-of-the-brim nod to its American frontier history, the Army is likely to change hats again - returning to the days of the wild west and adopting a dark blue Stetson as the official head cover... Read More
An interim step. Too soon to make it a turban.
Anything beats the Beret.
I figured the ROE’s in Afghanistan made it more acceptable to wear what Custer’s boys wore at Little Big Horn.
Not real. Army article dated 1 April 2011 and last sentence of article says that the implementation date will be April Fools’ Day, 2012.
The Cav guys ain’t gonna be happy....
Army pulled a good April Fools Day Joke though.
You almost look straight in that picture!
But the ho looks like a he/she. Man hands.
"Stetsons are cool..."
Affirmative action has infiltrated many levels.
Ok, April Fools, but IF they were to do this would gays be allowed to decorate theirs with flowers?
Nah ... they’d probaly want Pink Stetson.
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning...smells like...victory...”
I am the guilty party. This was done to increase traffic to the website. Working so far! 93,000+ views, 32,000+ Facebook referrals.
And yes, I used to work at the Armor School and have been awarded a St. George. Maintain your humor boys, maintain your humor!
They should give the generals dunce-caps. How many more years in Afghanistan? They ought to take every admiral and general now, and over the past eight years, and drop their sorry butts into Afghanistan. Can’t figure out how to win this? What are we paying you for? All flag officers to Afghanistan. The fighting would be done in three months.
2nd that. They were in wide use in the mid-70s when I was in HS, and there was a cav unit next to our housing complex. And you’d see guys at the PX and o-club and such.
When your job was to be a speedbump in the Fulda Gap, the least the Army could do is give you some cool headgear.
After reading the story, I saw the explanation in the very last sentence of the article.
"The Army's official adoption date of the Stetson will be April Fool's Day, 2012."
That said, I do like the new blue digital Navy working uniform with the pointed ball-cap. But the Navy's other uniforms still require the silly white cup on the head. Yes, I like tradition, but come on, a bowl on the head?
We had another name for those caps.
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