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  • Fort (Huachuca) perfect fit for NATO uniform design team

    03/11/2007 12:34:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 644+ views
    A four-person team from Canada were on Fort Huachuca last week gathering information for a potential new NATO camouflage uniform designed for semi-arid urban terrain. Taking measurements from left were Chad Young, Marie Yelle-Whitwam and Bob Balma. In the background is Lt. Liegh Mathieson. (Bill Hess-Herald/Review) Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Battlefields are not neat and tidy places to take a casual stroll. Be it in an open field or a crowded city street, soldiers are constantly in danger from a well-aimed gun shot or an explosive device triggered by a opponent. How to veil their presence from an enemy as...
  • VANITY: Does Military Code forbid Candidate pictures in Uniform?

    03/10/2007 9:23:34 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 16 replies · 419+ views
    none ^ | 3/9/2007 | Charles
    I have a friend running for office in Virginia. He serves in the United States Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander. He has used pictures of himself in uniform in some of his campaign literature, because he is proud of his service to our country. But a local blogger is claiming that doing so violates the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He has never appeared in uniform for any campaign activity -- everybody acknowledges that. It's also clear a person who is retired from the military can use pictures of themselves in military uniforms -- we have ample evidence of...
  • Excitement heating up over new extended-cold-weather gear (U.S. Army/National Guard)

    12/15/2006 11:55:50 PM PST · by Stoat · 44 replies · 4,661+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Dec 15, 2006 | Donna Miles
        Excitement heating up over new extended-cold-weather gear Dec 15, 2006 BY Donna Miles Sgt. Seth Paul and his wife, Sgt. Katja Paul, both military police officers with the Alaska Army Guard's 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, call the Army's new Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System the perfect answer to extreme conditions they face in Alaska. Photo by William D. Moss FORT GREELEY, Alaska (Army News Service, Dec. 15, 2006) - Members of the Alaska Army National Guard here are sizzling with excitement about their new cold weather gear that keeps them toasty warm...
  • Iraqi Police Making Strides; New National Police Uniform to Be Issued

    08/14/2006 6:08:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,019+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2006 – About 92 percent of Iraq’s 188,000 Ministry of Interior forces now are trained and equipped, and all Iraqi National Police soon will receive new official uniforms, the commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team told Baghdad reporters today. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Peterson reported major strides in preparing Iraq’s police elements for their security mission. Among Iraqi police, the largest group of Interior Ministry forces, about 90 percent are trained and 83 percent equipped, he reported. Those operating in nine key Iraqi cities U.S. forces have been working with are about 99 percent equipped....
  • U.S. Military Unveils New, Hard to Copy, Iraqi National Police Uniform

    08/14/2006 10:02:56 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP ^ | August 14 2006
    The U.S. military unveiled a new uniform Monday for Iraq's national police that will be difficult to copy -- a move aimed at preventing insurgents, death squads, and common criminals from impersonating officers. The new bluish-gray uniform, presented to reporters by Maj. Gen. Joseph Peterson, is similar to that worn by U.S. soldiers but with the Iraqi flag embedded in the fabric's print. It will be issued beginning in October. "This one is very hard to duplicate. It is very distinctive," said Peterson, who is in charge of training the Iraqi national police. The current uniforms are easy to copy...

    07/25/2006 5:20:18 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,537+ views
    Violates Military Uniform Code by wearing uniform while campaigning, Wears officer's uniform that does not match rank at which he retired HARRISBURG - Republican State Committee Executive Director Scott Migli today questioned Joe Sestak, Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District, for his repeated violations of federal law and U.S. Navy regulations as it relates to appropriate conduct for the wearing of military uniforms. Those violations include wearing his uniform while engaged in campaign activities and wearing a uniform that displays a rank above what the grade at which he retired from service. "Joe Sestak's improper use of the military...
  • America Supports You: WWE Offers Free Tickets to GIs in Uniform

    06/27/2006 5:07:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 5,371+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – Servicemembers in uniform can now watch their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment superstars in action free of charge. World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Booker T. performs before thousands of excited servicemembers at the 2004 "Tribute to the Troops" tour in Iraq. Photo courtesy of WWE  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. World Wrestling Entertainment is offering all U.S. military personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves and National Guard a complimentary ticket to a live WWE event in their local area, provided they come dressed in uniform with a military ID. Tickets are available...
  • Stop saying "HAPPY Memorial Day"

    06/17/2006 11:30:44 AM PDT · by sailordoc · 12 replies · 493+ views
    Military Salute Reference Forum ^ | June 13, 2006 | Jeff Seeber
    Stop saying “HAPPY Memorial Day” By Jeff Seeber I hope I live long enough to be able to get through the month of May just once without some moron sending me a HAPPY Memorial Day e-mail or hearing some idiot wishing people a HAPPY Memorial Day. It’s bad enough I’m reminded every May and every November that very few Americans know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, but expecting me to remain silent about the growing trend to turn Memorial Day into some sort of celebration is asking too much. I usually chagrin and bear it, but I’m...
  • Army greens to be replaced by blues

    06/16/2006 9:56:13 AM PDT · by RDTF · 77 replies · 5,144+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 16, 2006 | Bill Arthur
    The U.S. Army plans to eliminate the green uniform worn by its soldiers for more than 100 years and return to the traditional blue worn by those fighting the Revolutionary War. Everyday uniforms will include a dark blue jacket, light blue trousers and gray shirt, the Army said. Formal occasions will require a white shirt; soldiers' dress uniforms are already blue. Soldiers will begin wearing the new attire by the middle of next year and all soldiers must have it by the end of 2011, the Army said. The change will simplify the uniform, the Army chief of staff, Gen....
  • U.S. Army to Drop Green Uniform, Return to Traditional Blue

    06/15/2006 9:52:24 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 112 replies · 4,729+ views
    upi via email no link | 6/15/6
    June 15 -- The U.S. Army plans to eliminate the green uniform worn by its soldiers for more than 100 years and switch back to traditional blue worn by those fighting the Revolutionary War. Everyday-wear uniforms will include a dark blue jacket, light blue trousers and grey shirt, the Army said. Soldiers' dress uniforms are already blue. Soldiers will begin wearing the new garb by the middle of next and all soldiers must have them by the end of 2011, the Army said. A date for eliminating the green uniform hasn't been set. The change will simplify the uniform, Army...
  • Army streamlines service uniforms to one blue Army Service Uniform

    06/05/2006 10:07:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 56 replies · 2,758+ views
    Army News Service ^ | June 5, 2006 | June 5, 2006
    Army service uniforms will be streamlined to one blue Army Service Uniform, the Army announced today. “World-class Soldiers deserve a simplified, quality uniform. The blue Army Service Uniform is a traditional uniform that is consistent with the Army’s most honored traditions,” said Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Kenneth O. Preston. “We have all of these variations of uniforms – green, blue and white,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. “It makes sense for us to go to one traditional uniform that is really sharp and high quality and which Soldiers will be very proud to wear. And...
  • What was/is your favorite military uniform?

    05/21/2006 10:33:23 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 37 replies · 3,476+ views
    self | May 21, 2006 | Battlegearboat
    I grew up land-locked and developed an intense interest in reading sea stories from an early age. Prior to my coming along, everyone in my family who served, did so in the Army. I enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1968 at the age of 18.One thing about serving in the military, one's wardrobe undergoes a complete overhaul, right down to the skivvies.I remember that first day at bootcamp where I stood outside with my Company, a big pile of new clothing at my feet and a new seabag to put it in after every piece of it was...
  • Minnesota Vikings unveil new uniform

    04/27/2006 4:22:00 PM PDT · by Spruce · 68 replies · 10,714+ views
    The First Look at the Vikings New Uniforms
  • Build your own Iraqi police squad for a little cash

    04/25/2006 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 2 replies · 263+ views ^ | 4/25/2006 | Mussab Al-Khairalla
    BAGHDAD - It doesn‘t cost a lot to set up your own death squad in Iraq . Military uniforms, guns and even police vehicles are easily available to all comers in the markets of Baghdad. In a city where gangs of men dressed as police have killed dozens of people and stolen tens of thousands of dollars, anyone with a modest amount of cash can set up their own fake squad. At Baghdad‘s Bab al-Sharjee market, a haven for criminals, anyone can walk into one of about 15 shops selling police and military supplies and buy a police commando uniform...
  • Minnesota Marine's return briefly delayed by airport security

    04/20/2006 1:01:57 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 17 replies · 845+ views
    KARE TV 11 ^ | 4/13/2006 | KARE TV 11
    You'll hear a lot of mottos in the military. One key phrase is "hurry up and wait," which definitely applied to the friends and families of 29 Marines returning from Iraq Tuesday. They spent a couple extra hours waiting at Fort Snelling because one Marine had to spend a couple extra hours at a Los Angeles airport. "My surprise was when he told me he wasn't making the flight with the rest of his unit," says Terry Brown, mother of Staff Sergeant Dan Brown. Brown, who has now served two tours of duty in Iraq, couldn't get through LAX security....
  • Airman Battle Uniform Finalized

    03/24/2006 7:26:32 AM PST · by Screaming_Gerbil · 41 replies · 1,759+ views ^ | March 18, 2006 | Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
    Airman Battle Uniform Finalized Air Force Print News | By Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle | March 18, 2006 WASHINGTON - The new Airman Battle Uniform is ready for production and will be available in fiscal 2007, said the Air Force deputy chief of staff of personnel. Many factors were considered in developing the final uniform selection, with the concern for Airmen being at the top of the list, said Brig. Gen Robert R. Allardice. "We were looking for a uniform that would be easier to maintain," he said. "We wanted to provide a uniform that the Airman wouldn't need to spend a...
  • America Needs to Appreciate Those in Uniform, Bush Says

    03/23/2006 3:37:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 465+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – Americans need to recognize the sacrifices made by men and women in the military, whose service has liberated millions of people in the Middle East and made this country more secure, President Bush said yesterday in Wheeling, W.Va. "America has got to appreciate what it means to wear the uniform today and honor those who have volunteered to keep this country strong," Bush said to an audience of military families at the Capitol Music Hall. "All of us should agree with the fact that we have a remarkable country when people who know that they're...
  • Uniform makers pay poorly, union says

    03/15/2006 7:20:10 AM PST · by TankerKC · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2006 | Amy Joice
    U.S. military uniforms are being made by workers who are poorly paid and lack health insurance coverage, the union that represents garment workers asserted in a report released yesterday. Many of the workers must rely on government programs, such as Medicaid and food stamps, according to the report from Unite Here, which said starting pay at the companies it surveyed averages $5.49 an hour.
  • World-renowned doctor trades lab coat for uniform

    02/08/2006 4:08:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 514+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Elaine Wilson
    CAMP BULLIS, Texas (Army News Service, Feb. 8, 2006) – A world-renowned cardiologist and top-ranked university vice president, Dr. Ward Casscells joined the Army at age 53 and led the service’s research on avian flu before graduating Feb. 3 from his officer basic course. Casscells is a teacher, doctor and champion of humanitarian relief, with countless hours spent tending to victims of hurricanes, tsunamis and terrorist acts. His studies have led to breakthroughs in cardiology, and his years of research on avian flu are now deemed cutting edge as a potential pandemic begins to loom. With more than 30 years...
  • Most Reserve, Guard Members Earn More, Not Less, in Uniform

    01/26/2006 5:08:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 315+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – Despite general perceptions that National Guard and Reserve troops lose income when called to active duty, most actually earn more in uniform than as civilians, a new Rand Corp. study reveals. The nonprofit research organization's study, commissioned by the Defense Department and released yesterday, shows that 72 percent of the more than 100,000 troops surveyed saw their earnings jump 25 percent when called to active duty. Their average pay hike amounted to about $10,000 a year, Rand officials said. However, Rand researchers also found that 28 percent of reservists studied lost pay after being called...