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  • Border Patrol uniform gets first makeover since the 1950s

    08/16/2007 3:49:02 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 23 replies · 1,046+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2007 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO — Leather belts with brass buckles are out; nylon belts with quick-release plastic buckles are in. Slacks are out; lightweight cargo pants are in. Shiny badges and nameplates are out; cloth patches are in. The Border Patrol uniform is getting its first makeover since the 1950s to look more like military fatigues and less like a police officer's duty garb. The new uniform, introduced this week, reflects how illegal border crossings have changed in the last decade. As enforcement heightened, routes moved from the streets of San Diego and other border cities to unforgiving, often remote mountains and...
  • Judge Rules In Favor Of 'Patriotic' Man Arrested For Wearing Army Uniform

    07/05/2007 3:59:05 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 31 replies · 1,112+ views
    local6 ^ | 05-july-2007
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida man described as patriotic, who faced prison time for wearing a U.S. Army uniform at Orlando International Airport, won a legal battle Thursday when an Orange County, Fla., judge ruled the state law unconstitutional. In May, Fernando Montas, who is not a member of the military, was arrested at OIA for violating a state law prohibiting civilians from wearing military clothing. "My client is patriotic with what is going on overseas and he is proud to be in this country and was basically exercising his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech," Montas' attorney Rajan...
  • S 0486 ENACT THE "UNIFORM CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT

    05/22/2007 7:47:32 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 9 replies · 282+ views
    SC Statehouse ^ | May 22, 2007 | Pikachu_dad
    Session 117 - (2007-2008) S 0486 General Bill, By Hayes A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SUBARTICLE 9 TO ARTICLE 3, CHAPTER 7, TITLE 20 SO AS TO ENACT THE "UNIFORM CHILD ABDUCTION PREVENTION ACT" TO PROVIDE A LEGAL MECHANISM TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM CREDIBLE RISKS OF ABDUCTION RELATED TO A LEGAL CUSTODY OR VISITATION. View full text 02/22/07 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8 02/22/07 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-8 03/01/07 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Ritchie (ch), Rankin, Lourie, Scott (A) When determining the existence of a credible...
  • Colorado Governor Ritter Signs 26 Bills Into Law Today

    05/22/2007 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 9 replies · 467+ views
    allamericanpatriots ^ | Tue, 05/15/2007 - 08:21 — | admin
    Colorado Governor Ritter Signs 26 Bills Into Law Today May 14, 2007 -- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed 26 bills into law today, including the second-parent adoption and human-sexuality education bills. More than 200 additional bills are pending before the governor, with a deadline of June 4. The bills signed today and their sponsors: HB 1019, Carriers Exempt Public Utilities (Rep. Mike Cerbo and Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald) HB 1141, Purchase of Metals Record Keeping (Rep. Nancy Todd, Sen. Suzanne Williams) HB 1156, Disclose Source Residential Water Supply (Rep. Marsha Looper, Sen. Ken Gordon) HB 1174, Repeal Sunset Concealed Carry Database...
  • BAY AREA: Studies divided on effects of school uniform { Tigger-free zones}

    03/27/2007 7:51:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 575+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/27/7 | Demian Bulwa
    When a Napa seventh-grader was cited for wearing Winnie the Pooh-themed socks in class and struck back with a lawsuit, it marked an odd but not unprecedented clash in the decadelong spread of dress codes and uniform policies at public schools. The seventh-grader and five other students at Redwood Middle School, along with their parents, say the school's dress code is so strict that it amounts to a uniform policy. California law allows parents to opt out of dressing children in uniforms -- a choice that Redwood Middle School doesn't offer. The case, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union,...
  • 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...
  • PA GOP: SESTAK'S GOT NO R-E-S-P-E-C-T FOR UNIFORM

    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
    Localnewsleader.com ^ | 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
    Military.com ^ | 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...
  • 'Saddam's uniform' up for auction

    12/03/2005 2:32:50 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 633+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 29 November 2005
    A military uniform said to have belonged to deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is being offered for sale by a US auction website. The green uniform, with epaulettes bearing the mark of Saddam Hussein's rank in the Iraqi army, has a starting price of $5,000 (£2,900). A US soldier found the item during the assault on Baghdad airport in 2003, according to the website, Manions.com. Saddam Hussein is in US custody facing trial for crimes against humanity. He adopted a variety of garbs during his 24-year reign, sometimes appearing as an Arab sheikh, at others, wearing a modern hat and...
  • 'Made in Mexico' Uniforms Miff Border Cops

    11/27/2005 10:08:46 AM PST · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,119+ views
    Made in Mexico' Uniforms Cause Many U.S. Border Patrol Agents to Bristle ---WASHINGTON Nov 27, 2005 — The labels inside the U.S. Border Patrol uniforms have been making many federal agents feel uneasy. It's not the fit or feel of the olive-green shirts and pants, but what their labels read: "Made in Mexico." "It's embarrassing to be protecting the U.S.-Mexico border and be wearing a uniform made in Mexico," says T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a 6,500-member union. Agents and lawmakers are concerned about the consequences if the uniforms for agents charged with combating illegal immigration...
  • Appeals court: California workers must buy own uniforms

    10/13/2005 11:44:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 499+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/5
    San Francisco - A state appeals court ruled that police officers, firefighters and other uniformed government workers must pay for their own uniforms. A Court of Appeal panel in San Francisco upheld an earlier ruling that state and local government workers cannot charge their employers for buying and maintaining uniforms they wear on the job. The First District, Court of Appeal panel rejected arguments that uniformed employees are entitled to reimbursement under an 1872 state law that requires the government to cover all necessary job expenses. The court cited a separate law that holds state employees responsible for buying their...
  • Sanctuary (A MUST READ)

    05/20/2005 11:43:53 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 28 replies · 2,061+ views
    Eject! Eject! ^ | 05.18 | Bill Whittle
    SANCTUARY (part 1) (If you're new here, welcome. The regulars usually grab some coffee and relax. This will take about an hour, and, as usual, the end point of our journey is not visible from the beginning.) What’s worse than crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage? NOT crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage. I’ve been away for a while, doing a little thinking. Usually, my thoughts for these past few years have started at home and then taken me to Iraq, and...
  • Sanctuary, Bill Whittles latest

    05/19/2005 8:41:50 AM PDT · by alfa6 · 14 replies · 1,475+ views
    ejectejecteject.com, ^ | May 18. 2005 | Bill Whittle
    What’s worse than crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage? NOT crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage. I’ve been away for a while, doing a little thinking. Usually, my thoughts for these past few years have started at home and then taken me to Iraq, and the war. Lately, though, I have been thinking about Iraq, and my thoughts turn more and more to home. I started thinking along these lines six months ago, after a young Marine shot and killed a wounded...
  • SANCTUARY [must read article for every liberal (and conservative) you know]

    05/20/2005 12:41:18 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 122 replies · 6,207+ views
    ejectejecteject.com/ ^ | May 18,2005 | William Whittle
    What’s worse than crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage? NOT crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage. I’ve been away for a while, doing a little thinking. Usually, my thoughts for these past few years have started at home and then taken me to Iraq, and the war. Lately, though, I have been thinking about Iraq, and my thoughts turn more and more to home. I started thinking along these lines six months ago, after a young Marine shot and killed a wounded...
  • 'Sanctuary' (Possibly the best thing you'll ever read)

    06/15/2005 5:47:39 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 12 replies · 576+ views
    EjectEjectEject ^ | 5/18/05 | Bill Whittle
    SANCTUARY (part 1) (If you're new here, welcome. The regulars usually grab some coffee and relax. This will take about an hour, and, as usual, the end point of our journey is not visible from the beginning.) What’s worse than crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage? NOT crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage. I’ve been away for a while, doing a little thinking. Usually, my thoughts for these past few years have started at home and then taken me to Iraq, and...
  • Reds fail uniform spelling 101?

    04/13/2005 10:48:07 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 2 replies · 549+ views
    Ben Maller ^ | april 13 | ben maller
    The first 'I' in Cincinnati was missing on the uniform front of pitcher Aaron Harang Tuesday night in Busch Stadium according to the DAYTON DAILY NEWS and the spelling appeared: "Cncinnati." These days the Cincinnati Reds can't even buy a vowel. By the third inning, the 'I' magically appeared — Harang put on a fresh jersey — but it was after the St. Louis Cardinals scored three runs in the second inning en route to a 5-1 victory. "That's the last time I wear that jersey," Harang said. Harang wore the same jersey for the first four days of this...
  • Marines Want Dark Tone Out of Dress Blues

    03/21/2005 5:13:01 AM PST · by cbkaty · 13 replies · 1,359+ views
    LATIMES ^ | March 20, 2005 | Tony Perry
    Green now will be worn for notifying relatives of the dead. Some say the move is disrespectful. With the toll of Marines killed in Iraq mounting, the Marine Corps is no longer requiring the Marines notifying families of such deaths to wear the Corps' distinctive dress blue uniform.
  • House Panels Urges Uniform Steroids Policy

    03/10/2005 9:56:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 293+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/05 | Howard Fendrich - AP
    WASHINGTON - With Congress and Major League Baseball embroiled in a fight over steroids, the chairman of a House panel said Thursday that all major U.S. sports leagues should work toward a single testing plan. "Our elite athletic organizations, both professional and amateur, should establish uniform, world-class, drug-testing standards that are as consistent and robust as our criminal laws in this area," said Rep. Cliff Stearns (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla. "Nothing less should be tolerated." Stearns' comments came at the opening of a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee he chairs. Labor lawyers from Major League Baseball...
  • Effigy of soldier torn down after hanging from a house

    02/09/2005 5:15:49 PM PST · by jwalburg · 179 replies · 3,641+ views
    An effigy of a soldier hanging from a house in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood that sparked controversy over freedom of expression is now gone.
  • Army Uniforms Redesigned After 20 Years

    02/08/2005 2:37:39 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 134 replies · 3,799+ views
    iWon News ^ | February 8, 2005 | RUSS BYNUM
    FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - Army soldiers are being issued new fatigues with easy-to-use Velcro openings and a redesigned camouflage pattern that can help conceal them as they move rapidly from desert to forest to city in places like Baghdad. "It might give you the extra second you need, save your life maybe," Sgt. Marcio Soares said Tuesday after trying on the new all-in-one camouflage uniform that is the first major redesign in Army fatigues since 1983. Soares' unit, the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade, is the first to be issued the new fatigues as part of a $3.4...
  • On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity

    02/08/2005 5:38:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 840+ views
    Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space ^ | 19 September 2001 | Oliver Thornton & Patrick Collins
    Space Future - http://www.spacefuture.com/pr/archive/on_the_practical_and_sporting_aspects_of_football_in_zero_gravity.shtml O Thornton & P Collins, 19 September 2001, "On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity", Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space, British Interplanetary Society, 19 September 2001. Also downloadable from http://www.spacefuture.com/archive/on_the_practical_and_sporting_aspects_of_football_in_zero_gravity.shtml Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space, British Interplanetary Society , 19 September 2001 On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity Oliver Thornton & Patrick Collins Introduction: Association Football, or 'soccer', is the major spectator sport in the world, as well the most widely-played. When space becomes a practical living space for the...
  • Heil, Harry!

    01/14/2005 10:37:22 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 15 replies · 403+ views
    The World According to J. Neil Schulman ^ | January 13, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Heil, Harry! By J. Neil Schulman When England's Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform to a costume party a few days ago, he may not have had any idea how appropriate his choice of garb was. Or maybe he knew quite well what he was doing. Since that incident it has become clear that Harry has about as much personal freedom of expression as the Nazis granted to Jews, and for pretty much the same reason: he can't choose his ancestors. You see, Prince Harry is a slave. He was born in a country that regards him as public property....
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Need Freeper Military Help: Identify Army Insignia on Uniform of Jenkins (Defected to N. Korea)

    11/05/2004 1:41:50 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 42 replies · 3,112+ views
    Independent News, Seoul Korea ^ | 6 November 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
  • Kerry Believed Vietnam Colleagues Would Have 'Fragged' Gay Commanding Officer

    10/22/2004 10:10:25 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 19 replies · 1,051+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 22, 2004 | Elaine Donnelly
    The presidential debates covered many questions, but the issue of homosexuality in the military was not one of them. That is unfortunate, since voters should know where the two presidential candidates stand on this and other forms of social engineering in the military. The record of President George W. Bush is not perfect, but the doctrinaire views of his rival, Sen. John Kerry, are cause for serious concern. In 1993, Senator John Kerry cast his vote on the losing side of a veto-proof, bipartisan (63-33) vote against President Bill Clinton's plan to accommodate homosexuals in the military. But Kerry did...
  • Future Warrior Exhibits Super Powers

    07/28/2004 1:07:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 4,556+ views
    DefenceLink ^ | 7/27/04 | Phil Copeland
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2004 – The Army's future soldier will resemble something out of a science fiction movie, members of Congress witnessed at a demonstration on Capitol Hill July 23. The newest concepts for lightweight, lethal uniform systems to be worn by the future soldiers in battle were displayed at the Russell Senate Building here. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raoul Lopez (left) poses in the new 2020 Future Warrior uniform system, while Army Sgt. Dan Harshman dons the 2010 Future Force Warrior uniform system. They were part of the Future Warrior exhibit for congressmen and their staff members on Soldier...
  • Soldiers in Uniform, Denied High School Graduation

    06/09/2004 5:03:05 PM PDT · by First_Salute · 67 replies · 639+ views
    Bob Lonsberry's website ^ | June 9, 2004 | Bob Lonsberry
    LeRoy Hunt and Josh Harmon didn't get their diplomas the other day. Oh, they put in their 13 years of public education, and they completed their course of study, and they got through high school. But they didn't get their diplomas. Because they wore their uniforms. Their Army uniforms. Let me tell you the story. It was last week at the Layton High School Class of 2004 graduation ceremony in Ogden, Utah. [Click on the link, above, for the full story...]  
  • CA: State panel to consider uniform fire codes in high-risk areas

    03/17/2004 8:47:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/17/04 | Elliot Spagat - AP
    <p>SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fire codes should be made uniform in the state's highest-risk wildfire regions, overriding a patchwork of local regulations, a state report says.</p> <p>The proposal is one of 69 recommendations developed by the Gov.'s Blue Ribbon Fire Commission staff in response to last October's firestorms, many of which call for more funding. A draft summary obtained by The Associated Press also calls for more coordination among local, state and federal officials, including quicker use of military aircraft in emergencies.</p>
  • U.S. flag insignia to be worn by all

    02/17/2004 9:22:36 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 280+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Triggs
      U.S. flag insignia to be worn by allBy Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Triggs WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 17, 2004) -- All Soldiers can now wear the U.S. flag insignia on the right shoulder of their utility uniform, as a continued reminder that the Army is engaged in a war at home and abroad. “The flag has been around for years to identify deploying troops. Now based on the Army’s joint expeditionary mindset, the flag represents our commitment to fight the war on terror for the foreseeable future,” said Sgt. Maj. Walter Morales, the uniform policy chief for...
  • Uniform policy changes; Flag displayed permanently

    01/03/2004 1:39:36 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 234+ views
    USAREUR Public Affairs ^ | Dec. 31, 2003
    USAREUR Public Affairs December 31, 2003 Uniform policy changes; Flag displayed permanently USAREUR News Release HEIDELBERG, Germany – In light of USAREUR’s numerous expeditionary operations and in recognition of the Army's commitment to the Global War on Terror, Gen. B. B. Bell, USAREUR commanding general, has deemed it appropriate and proper for all soldiers to “proudly and permanently wear the American Flag on their field/ combat uniform” whether they are in the garrison or deployed in support of an operation. “The Army is in the process of revising AR 670-1 and I am rescinding my Command Policy Letter #32,” said...
  • Tomorrow's Uniforms Offer New Capabilities, Less Weight

    12/02/2003 3:27:55 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 28 replies · 326+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 2, 2003 | Donna Miles
    Tomorrow's Uniforms Offer New Capabilities, Less Weight By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2003 -- They call it the "Christmas tree" effect. Defense engineers come up with the latest new gadgets and gizmos to help troops on the battlefield, and — just like ornaments being added to the holiday tree — they "hang" them on the warfighter. The Objective Force Warrior program offers a glimpse into advances planned for warfighters in 2010 and beyond. The program is expected to become a prototype for all the military services. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center(Click photo...
  • Proposed new utility uniform unveiled(Air Force United Nations Blue

    08/15/2003 10:12:13 AM PDT · by comnet · 21 replies · 966+ views
    Air Force Times ^ | August 08, 2003 | By Diane Tsimekles
    <p>Going for a distinctive look, the Air Force unveiled the proposed new utility uniform Aug. 6. The predominantly blue-and-gray uniform uses a tiger-stripe pattern reminiscent of the tiger-stripe uniform worn by the South Vietnamese during the Vietnam War. Many U.S. troops at that time adopted the same look.</p>
  • Air Force plans new special forces BDUs

    08/07/2003 6:57:14 PM PDT · by demlosers · 74 replies · 11,606+ views
    Stars and Stripes, European edition ^ | Friday, August 8, 2003 | Sandra Jontz
    ARLINGTON, Va. — It’s an Air Force blue BDU. Predominantly blue tiger stripes could be the pattern of the Air Force’s next battle dress utility uniform, though the proposed pattern looks more like a topographical map of mountains and water instead of a fierce jungle animal. “We wanted something distinctively Air Force,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jacqueline Dean, chief of the Air Force Uniform Board. Moving past the baby blue backdrop and streaks of Navy blue, gray and beige, Dean points out “some exciting” changes, with the no-need-to-starch topping list, an annual savings of $180 to $240 in laundry or...