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Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear
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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


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To: SandRat
Ha! My son just told me about this, and I had to see for myself!

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."

21 posted on 04/02/2011 9:22:48 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne
Enjoy this April Fools Joke too. Army looks to relocate Pentagon
22 posted on 04/02/2011 9:48:10 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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I'm still PO'ed that the Army (Secretary?) took the Rangers' black beret and gave it to every swinging d**k and t*t in the entire branch. A beret meant elite. I liked the "piss-cutters" for the regular Army. This is from an ex-aviation swabby who had to wear that goofy "dixie-cup" when not in working dungerees with a ballcap cover.

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?

23 posted on 05/01/2011 7:52:56 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

We had another name for those caps.


24 posted on 09/09/2011 1:59:47 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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