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Possible New Marines Uniform Dismissed as too 'Girly'
Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/13 | Sarah Weir

Posted on 10/25/2013 8:18:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Crank up the defibrillator: The New York Post is having a coronary over what it says is "Obama's plan" to sissify the United States Marines. "A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street," gasps the tabloid in what it calls an "exclusive" article headlined "Obama wants marines to wear 'girly' hats." Christopher Street is a snarky reference to the historical and symbolic center of gay life in New York City. The Post goes on to claim that "officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps…with a new version that some have derided as so 'girly' that they would make the French blush." Hats aside, from the derisive tone and language, clearly someone doesn't think that either gays or women are tough enough to serve, not to mention the insult to the entire nation of France and our commander in chief, who has nothing to do with this decision.

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To: AngelesCrestHighway

From the Marines Facebook page this morning:

Despite what you may have seen in other headlines, there will be no change to the male uniform cover. Straight from the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos:

1. The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover.

2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3083496/posts


51 posted on 10/25/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama wants to homosexualize and thereby to destroy America, beginning with the Marines.

The guy is a sick, sick puppy.


52 posted on 10/25/2013 9:59:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: huldah1776
2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.


Then why in the hell is a male Marine wearing it in the picture??
53 posted on 10/25/2013 10:04:11 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: 353FMG
"Typical government attitude to allow an outsider to design something to be used by others that they themselves have no intention of using."

On rare occasion, it actually work out well. Daphne du Maurier was the wife of Lieutenant General Frederick Browning during the developmental phases of the British Parachute Regiments. She is the one who selected the maroon beret for the nascent airborne units, and which are worn proudly and smartly by the British paras to this day. Moreover, they have been adopted as the headgear for airborne forces by many other nations, including the US.

54 posted on 10/25/2013 10:15:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: rlmorel

It’s all in good fun. I have a great respect for sailors and what they do, Corpsman above all. The Navy-Marine Corps team has always been a great team. We were “Joint” before Joint was cool.


55 posted on 10/25/2013 10:26:04 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327
I agree 1000%

This Marine's cover is off to every Corpsman, Medic, nurse and doctor that wears, has worn, or will ever wear the US uniform.

They were there when we needed them, and many of us would be in Boot Hill rather than aging gracefully at home now if it wasn't for them.

In God We Trust......Semper Fi

56 posted on 10/25/2013 10:34:03 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (God created man, Sam Colt made them equal)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Always thought the beret was useless as headgear. At least you can use a Dixie Cup for flotation. And this one keeps the sun out of your eyes:


57 posted on 10/25/2013 10:35:48 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: skimbell

Semper Fi sweetly pie!


58 posted on 10/25/2013 10:38:12 AM PDT by LumberJack53213
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To: wheresmyusa

A post with the same question was on the FB page. Reply:

Marines: The original survey pushed out with the Dan Daly cover was incorrect and pulled, but not before media ran a story about it. There will be no change to the male cover.


59 posted on 10/25/2013 10:49:55 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Billthedrill

IMHO, the most functional military headgear is probably the boonie hat, but in garrison, the beret is as functional as the garrison/overseas cap, and certainly far better looking than the proposed USMC cover. When it’s authorized wear is limited to certain units (SF/Rangers/Airborne) it’s certainly good for esprit as well.


60 posted on 10/25/2013 10:52:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: huldah1776
There will be no change to the male cover.

Good thing, because that young feller doesn't look happy. Now, you want awesome covers, I'd say the North Koreans have the thing licked:


61 posted on 10/25/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: huldah1776
2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

Because no other company is capable of making the same shape? BS, this not the reason for a change, just an easy excuse.

62 posted on 10/25/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Joe 6-pack

And I bet that some useless military unit in some 3rd world nation also wears that same color beret in order to tickle their unsatisfied ego.

What was considered elite at Operation Market Garden is now copied by less elite units worldwide.


63 posted on 10/25/2013 12:15:16 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: sean327
"...We were “Joint” before Joint was cool..."

Heh...I like that!

64 posted on 10/25/2013 12:49:04 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: huldah1776

Interesting. The male and female “Daly” covers pictured are different, which leads me to believe this was never actually a female only survey. It is absolutely possible i’m way off base here, but my bs meter is pegged so hard the needle is bent. I’m not trying to be argumentative with you, please don’t take it as such.


65 posted on 10/25/2013 12:56:43 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Funny how I don’t usually trust most of what I hear but because I’m a Marine mom I HOPE they are being honest. Either way, I doubt it will happen. The women look good no matter what cover they wear. I think a blues, blue and red cover would be good but it is white to go with belt and gloves. accessories must match! :) Arguing is healthy.


66 posted on 10/25/2013 1:03:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

God love ya Marine mom. I hope so too.


67 posted on 10/25/2013 1:05:38 PM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It looks like it has the shape of the cover the French Foreign Legion have.


68 posted on 10/25/2013 2:26:41 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: 353FMG
"And I bet that some useless military unit in some 3rd world nation also wears that same color beret in order to tickle their unsatisfied ego."

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; I'm good with that. What I can't abide is our USMC adopting the headgear of some useless 3rd world military.


69 posted on 10/25/2013 2:52:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Billthedrill

The cover is normal-sized. In North Korea, the people come shrunken.


70 posted on 10/25/2013 2:54:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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