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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


TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: aprilfools; headgear; stetson
This is for real... but it's an April Fools Day bit article from the US Army.
1 posted on 04/01/2011 3:47:30 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: Eaker

2 posted on 04/01/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: SandRat
Always loved the Cav hat. Beats hell out of the Frenchie beret.
3 posted on 04/01/2011 3:52:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SandRat

An interim step. Too soon to make it a turban.


4 posted on 04/01/2011 3:58:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Anything beats the Beret.


5 posted on 04/01/2011 4:04:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SandRat

I figured the ROE’s in Afghanistan made it more acceptable to wear what Custer’s boys wore at Little Big Horn.


6 posted on 04/01/2011 4:04:56 PM PDT by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: SandRat

Not real. Army article dated 1 April 2011 and last sentence of article says that the implementation date will be April Fools’ Day, 2012.


7 posted on 04/01/2011 4:06:24 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SandRat

The Cav guys ain’t gonna be happy....


8 posted on 04/01/2011 4:07:03 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: centurion316

Army pulled a good April Fools Day Joke though.


9 posted on 04/01/2011 4:09:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
Col. Kilgore approves!


10 posted on 04/01/2011 4:27:32 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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To: humblegunner

You almost look straight in that picture!


11 posted on 04/01/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner
You almost look straight in that picture!

But the ho looks like a he/she. Man hands.

12 posted on 04/01/2011 4:58:07 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: SandRat

"Stetsons are cool..."

13 posted on 04/01/2011 4:58:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (Who'd a-thunk it?)
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To: RoadKingSE
But the ho looks like a he/she. Man hands.

Affirmative action has infiltrated many levels.

Many levels.

14 posted on 04/01/2011 5:01:05 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: SandRat

Ok, April Fools, but IF they were to do this would gays be allowed to decorate theirs with flowers?


15 posted on 04/01/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Nah ... they’d probaly want Pink Stetson.


16 posted on 04/01/2011 5:08:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Wallop the Cat

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning...smells like...victory...”


17 posted on 04/01/2011 5:17:04 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: SandRat

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!


18 posted on 04/01/2011 6:08:32 PM PDT by ReaganCowboy (History books are written by winners.)
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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.


19 posted on 04/01/2011 8:14:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: hinckley buzzard; SLB; Travis McGee

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.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 3:13:38 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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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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