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  • Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security

    10/22/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    News / Canada Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security Rear Admiral John Newton asked staff 'to restrict movement in uniform as much as possible' in light of the Ottawa attacks. By: The Canadian Press, Published on Wed Oct 22 2014 OTTAWA—Canadian Forces bases across the country were told Wednesday to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates said bases were asked to take “precautions appropriate to their environments” to ensure the safety and security of personnel, equipment and buildings. Across the country,...
  • Colombia women’s cycling team looks naked in new uniform — SEE IT

    09/15/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14, 2014
    Colombia's national cycling team has become a laughing stock with its new skin-toned uniforms. Designers of the female squad's new garb bizarrely decided to use nude-colored cloth around the groin area.
  • Have You Seen the Tacky Hip-Hop Uniforms Team USA has been Saddled with at Sochi 2014?

    01/23/2014 8:44:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 63 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Crowning achievement in Obama's comprehensive  international humiliation of the United States is here- good reason not to smile Designed by Ralph Lauren, the opening-cermony uniforms released today are garish, undignified, and downright embarrassing- or am I silly for somehow expecting them expecting to look like impressive grown-ups? To top it off, he's got 'RL' on every single item, and the sweater says 'Polo' rather than 'USA'... Don't forget the goofy hat... ecouterre   InHabitat   Freshness   h/t Michelle Fields
  • Military “Relaxing” Uniform Regulations Because Feelings

    01/22/2014 5:08:17 PM PST · by absentee · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/22/2014 | Caleb Howe
    This is a horrible idea, as Col. West points out. It undermines uniformity and conformity, which is fine for civilians but absolutely antithetical to to military philosophy. There are also more practical concerns. A Marine is going to regret his religious beard about ten seconds after hearing the words "gas, gas, gas!" Just try and get a seal on that mask with a religious beard or piercings. There is a very real need for uniformity in the ranks. This has been true since man began forming armies. As Col. West points out, this sort of policy change would be a...
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove 'don't tread on me' Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/05/2013 9:24:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    KFI News ^ | 11/04/13 | Carl Higbie
    The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War on Terror....
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/04/2013 2:22:33 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    Daily Caller article copied and pasted onto Freedom Outpost ^ | 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie at the Daily Caller
    The Navy Jack is the flag flown by United States Naval Vessels. It's motto of "Don't Tread on Me" is emblazoned on a Red and White Striped background with a rattlesnake stretched across it. The flag has a long and revered history in America's Navy spanning back to the time of our country's fight for Independence. However, Navy SEAL commanders are now banning the historical symbol. The question is, who is behind the ban?
  • Northwestern to honor military

    11/04/2013 3:26:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 4, 2013 | Darren Rovell
    Football uniform creativity has been taken to the next level, as Northwestern will shed its familiar purple to go red, white and blue for its Nov. 16 game against Michigan. The uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower servicemen wounded in battle.
  • Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms

    11/04/2013 7:55:09 AM PST · by kimtom · 31 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A new U.S. Navy directive mandates that SEALs replace the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack on the sleeves of their uniforms with the American flag. The original Navy Jack was made up of 13 horizontal stripes — seven red and six white. A rattlesnake was later added diagonally across the flag, along with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the lowest white stripe. More recently, the jack was replaced with white stars on a field of blue, with the number of stars representing states in the union, like the American flag. After the 9/11 attacks, all U.S....
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/02/2013 6:57:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie
    Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 Carl Higbie Author, 'Battle on the Home Front' The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction...
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove 'don’t tread on me' Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/01/2013 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/1/13 | Carl Higbie
    The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War on Terror....
  • Stand Down Marines & Supporters-No Change to Male Cover-Vanity

    10/25/2013 7:03:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    Marine Corps Facebook Page ^ | October 25, 2013 | Marines
    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.
  • Marines Thinking About Switching to a New Unisex Hat

    10/24/2013 6:39:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    The Marine Corps is contemplating a uniform change that would create a unisex service cap. The Marines are also exploring whether to have women use a slightly modified version of the hat used by male Marines instead of the distinctive “bucket cap” they now wear. If the unisex design is chosen it would be the first change to that part of the Marine uniform since 1922. A Marine official says that recently the Marine Corps Uniform Board, comprised of non-commissioned officers and officers, discussed a change in the headgear known as a “cover” as a means of streamlining uniform rules...
  • Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

    10/24/2013 4:09:16 PM PDT · by null and void · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 23, 2013 | 10:30pm | Jeane MacIntosh
    <p>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.</p> <p>“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!”</p>
  • Does JCPenney's Back-to-School Ad Really Promote Bullying?

    08/15/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | August 14, 2013
    A JCPenney back-to-school ad that implies kids will be friendless unless they wear the right clothing is promoting bullying, charged a flurry of critics on social media this week. “Your ad about cool kids wearing JCPenney clothes, showing a child sitting alone at lunch is despicable,” fired off one Facebook user. Another added, “How clueless are you? What a horrible bully-promoting commercial.” Twitter users have called it “tone deaf” and “more self-immolation” for the company. The ad, posted online by the retailer in late July and aired as part of a TV campaign earlier this summer, includes a shot of...
  • TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New Uniforms

    03/06/2013 5:32:20 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/5/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (TSA to Spend $50 Million on Uniforms) (CNSNews.com) - The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents--uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico. Soon after this new investment in TSA uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Americans that the lines are already lengthening at airports due to the sequester. "We are already seeing the effect on the ports of entry, the big airports for example," Napolitano told Politico on Monday. "Some of them had very long lines...
  • U.S. OLYMPIC UNIFORMS: MADE IN CHINA BY DEMOCRATIC DONOR’S COMPANY

    07/14/2012 3:42:39 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 13, 2012 1:01 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Lawmakers were livid to discover that the United States’ Olympic team uniforms were made in China. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) even suggested “they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.” The company who designed the uniforms, Ralph Lauren, has received less scrutiny. Few outlets have noted that Ralph Lauren himself is a prominent contributor to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
  • Project McDonald's: Designer 'De-Americanizes' Fast Food Uniform

    06/26/2012 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 40 replies
    Shine from Yahoo ^ | June 25, 2012 | Piper Weiss
    The new look still takes its cue from the kitchen: pickle green and mustard yellow polo shirts at the counter. Mustard-colored skinny ties and belts for managers. Lettuce green pants for customer service assistants. But the condiments cues are the only reminder of the old get-ups. We've taken some of the Americanism out of the uniforms," the British-born Hemingway told Yahoo! Shine in an interview Monday, just a few weeks before the uniforms are rolled out at four Olympic park restaurants in London.
  • Army tests new body armor for women

    04/23/2011 6:54:38 AM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 4/22/2011 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON — Imagine U.S. combat troops and aviators wearing body armor that fits so poorly that it's tough to position a weapon to shoot, combat uniforms with knee pads that hit around mid-shin and flight suits that make it nearly impossible to urinate while in flight. For many female troops, it's just another day on the battlefield as they wear clothing and protective gear designed primarily for men. Each of these issues is now getting some attention from the military.
  • WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

    02/01/2011 1:39:59 PM PST · by MissesBush · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/10/11 | Steven Swinford, Robert Winnett and Nick Allen
    Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided “support” to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities. The suspected terrorists flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks before the attacks. They allegedly carried out surveillance at the World Trade Centre, the White House and in Virginia, the US state where the Pentagon and CIA headquarters are located. Ten days later they flew to Los Angeles, where they stationed themselves in a hotel near the airport which the FBI has...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • African Union Troops Repel Shabaab Suicide Assault on Mogadishu Airport

    09/10/2010 4:23:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | September 9, 2010 | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "A Shabaab suicide assault attacked Mogadishu International Airport today, killing five people. The Shabaab fighters were beaten back by African Union troops guarding the facility after the terror team penetrated the first ring of security. A suicide team of five Shabaab fighters, some dressed in uniforms worn by Somali soldiers, launched their attack at the airport entrance at around 2:00 p.m. local time, according to a press release put out by African Union forces. "The first vehicle exploded at the airport entrance, around 500 meters from the airport terminal," the African Union stated. "The second vehicle, following immediately behind...
  • Cloverdale (AR) Middle School Sends Students Home Over Uniform Issue

    08/19/2010 8:03:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    KATV ARKANSAS ^ | 19 AUGUST 2010 | KATV ARKANSAS
    Some Little Rock School District students had an abbreviated first day of school. They were sent home, because they weren't wearing uniforms. Parents of some Cloverdale Charter Middle School students say their kids were kicked out of class before the opening bell rang this morning even though they signed a waiver opting out of the uniform policy. Parents were told the waiver did not apply to Cloverdale even though the school is in the Little Rock School District. Melissa Ragan's daughter Angel was one of the students who came to school without a uniform. Ragan was annoyed to learn that...
  • US Army ditches Velcro from its uniforms

    06/18/2010 11:13:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 48 replies · 1,133+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/16/2010 | Laura Barnett
    Is this the end of the line for Velcro? According to USA Today, the US army has decided to ditch that once most fashionable and space-age of fasteners from the pockets of trousers issued to soldiers in Afghanistan, and replace it with the humble button. The Velcro fasteners have, apparently, been failing to cope with bulging pockets – as well as collecting dirt and sand and even, with that unmistakable, fingers-on-blackboard ripping sound, betraying soldiers' positions to the enemy. US sergeant Kenny Hatten wrote on an army website, "Buttons are silent, work just fine in the mud, do not clog...
  • 2 explosions hit southern Russia, killing 9

    03/31/2010 12:01:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies · 752+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 3-31-10
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - Russian officials say two suicide bombings in the southern province of Dagestan have killed at least nine people including two policemen. The incident comes two days after a twin suicide bombing tore through the Moscow subway, killing 39. A regional Interior Ministry spokesman told The Associated Press that the blasts occurred Wednesday morning in the town of Kizlyar, near Dagestan's border with Chechnya. Police pulled over a suspicious-looking car, when the driver detonated explosives. As police officers and residents gathered at the scene there was a second blast. Rebels from the North Caucasus, which includes Dagestan...
  • Mortuary Staff Prepares Uniforms for Fallen

    03/09/2010 4:01:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 448+ views
    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., March 9, 2010 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Toro slides ribbons onto a rack, then clips the rack onto a brand-new dress uniform, the finishing touch on a lengthy process to ensure the proper medals and decorations are in place. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Toro measures the distance between an insignia and ribbon rack while preparing a uniform at the uniform shop of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations Center at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 23, 2010. Toro prepares uniforms for fallen soldiers’ remains. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson  (Click photo for...
  • Army picks MultiCam as new camo for Afghanistan

    03/04/2010 1:33:48 PM PST · by Pavegunner72 · 48 replies · 2,233+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Mar 4, 2010 | Dan Blottenberger
    BAMBERG, Germany — The Army has selected the MultiCam as its new uniform for soldiers heading to Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced, following four months of testing by units in the combat zone. MultiCams will be issued to units heading to Afghanistan starting in July. Those units include the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, La.; the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.; and the 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division of the Iowa Army National Guard, according to the Program Executive Office Soldier Web site. Soldiers in Afghanistan had identified the need for a new...
  • D warning after badges, tags, vests and shirts from police

    01/20/2010 8:57:39 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 272+ views
    POLICE are warning people to check the identification of officers after the recent theft in Brisbane of badges, tags, vests and shirts. Queensland Police have just advised of the January 15 theft at Mitchell Place, Parkinson. A reflectorised vest, hat badge, two name tags and eight police shirts were among the stolen items. A police spokesperson reminded people it was acceptable to verify an officer's identification, particularly in instances where the legitimacy was in doubt.
  • Gunfire heard in central Kabul, large plume of smoke rises over the city.[Taliban Attacks;Foreigners

    10/27/2009 7:33:11 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 1,814+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 27, 2009 | N/A
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  • Gunmen Open Fire Near Pakistan’s Army HQ [Breaking News]

    10/09/2009 11:24:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 66 replies · 5,048+ views
    NBCNews ^ | October 09th 2009
    Gunmen Open Fire Near Pakistan’s Army HQ ‘Intense’ gunbattle leaves top officers trapped inside, official says BREAKING NEWS NBC News and news services ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Gunmen have opened fire near the army's headquarters outside the capital of Islamabad, a Pakistani military official said Saturday. NBC News reported that the assault sparked a shootout and that "intense" fighting was ongoing. A senior army officer said troops were returning fire and top officers were trapped inside. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
  • Some NWA flight attendants want to wear red dress (Fat Stewardesses don't get new uniform)

    07/13/2009 7:55:04 PM PDT · by tlb · 71 replies · 8,595+ views
    AP ^ | July 10, 2009 | Harry R. Weber
    Northwest flight attendants want Delta to offer bigger sizes of signature red dress uniform ATLANTA (AP) -- The union that represents flight attendants who worked for Northwest Airlines before it was bought by Delta Air Lines is crying foul over Delta's failure to offer bigger sizes for its signature red dress uniform designed by Richard Tyler. The Northwest chapter of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA has filed a grievance with the world's largest airline operator, asking it to offer the red dress up to size 28. The union hopes the grievance will go to mediation in August. The red dress...
  • Justice Department Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Essex County, New Jersey

    06/09/2009 12:06:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 962+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Justice Department Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Essex County, New Jersey County Refused to Accommodate Muslim Employee’s Religious Headcovering The Department filed a lawsuit today against Essex County, N.J., alleging that it discriminated against a Muslim corrections officer on the basis of her religion in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit alleges that the county refused to permit Yvette Beshier to wear a religiously mandated headscarf while working as a corrections officer. Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin...
  • military laundry

    05/19/2009 9:18:17 AM PDT · by franksolich · 55 replies · 3,858+ views
    conservativecave.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | franksolich
    I was reading some badly-photocopied financial records earlier today, those kept by the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson, near North Platte, Nebraska, in 1869. I came across some most curious entries that made me wonder about something. In this instance, back in 1869, in Nebraska, the U.S. Army had washerwomen on the payroll, one for every nineteen "enlisted men" (no mention of how many for officers). Such laundrywomen were paid, fed, and housed, although housed far segregated away from quarters for "enlisted men." One assumes they had to be out of necessity pretty rough women. Which got me to thinking--who...
  • Operation Uniform Delta highlights heritage

    05/04/2009 5:38:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 2,003+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson, USAF
    5/4/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Air Force heritage walked before today's deployed servicemembers when 18 volunteer Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing wore vintage uniforms at showcase events here April 24 and again April 27. Operation Uniform Delta was a sample of a collection started and maintained by Tech. Sgt. Jack Waid, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron escort flight NCO, who is deployed from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. "Since the moment I arrived, I have wanted to get the uniforms here," said Sergeant Waid. The base's five private organizations -- Company Grade Officers Council, Desert Chiefs, Desert...
  • Help Obama Choose Spiffiest Uniform For His "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism Education Act"

    03/24/2009 1:48:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 29 replies · 1,896+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/24/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
  • New TSA Uniforms Trigger a Rash of Complaints[Formaldehyde]

    01/07/2009 10:11:09 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 05 Jan 2009 | Steve Vogel
    The new blue uniforms issued to Transportation Security Administration officers at hundreds of airports nationwide may have a snazzy look, but they have become a major irritant for some of those employees. The new uniforms are causing rashes and other irritations among transportation security officers who screen passengers at airports, according to the union representing the workers. "We're hearing from hundreds of TSOs that this is an issue," said Emily Ryan, a spokeswoman for the American Federation of Government Employees. Most of the complaints have been for skin rashes, but they have also included runny or bloody noses, lightheadeness, red...
  • Man steals uniform, poses as Dodger on field

    09/28/2008 8:49:04 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 14 replies · 599+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Sunday, Sept 28, 2008 | staff writer
    Man accused of posing as Dodger on field LOS ANGELES — A man faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing a uniform from Dodger Stadium and posing as one of the team's players. Ronald Higgins pleaded not guilty to several charges Friday, including burglary and trespassing. The 47-year-old Higgins was arrested Wednesday morning after a security guard found him walking on the field in a Dodgers uniform and holding a glove with two balls. Higgins allegedly identified himself as a Dodgers player, but the guard recognized him from an earlier incident and called police. Prosecutors say Higgins' clothes were later found...
  • 'Thanks for the uniforms!': Russians in parting shot at US

    The Russian troops who occupied Georgia's military base of Senaki have gone. But they didn't forget to leave a parting message to the United States graffitied on the wall. "Thank you Uncle Sam for the uniforms you presented to the Russian paratroopers!" The Georgian flag Saturday was flying from the mast of the base for the first time since Russian troops poured into Georgia after it launched a bid to regain control of the breakaway province of South Ossetia on August 8. But Georgian troops came back to their base opened just in 2006 in the west of the former...
  • USMC Wannabe Blues (Army: Greens out, Blues in)

    08/24/2008 4:26:16 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 174 replies · 6,413+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 8/22/08
    After a century of green uniforms, the last one is being retired from the U.S. Army. The new "Class A" uniform, as of August 21st, 2008, will be the current blue "Dress Uniform.". By 2010, troops graduating from basic training will be issued the "dress blues" as their "Class A" uniform. The "Class B" uniform will be the dress blue trousers and a white shirt with decorations (ribbons, combat badge and so on). For both enlisted and officers, rank will be worn on epaulets. The new uniform "system" is similar to the one the U.S. Marine Corps has been wearing...
  • Fashion Designers Hope to Stitch Up an Obama Win

    08/16/2008 8:49:44 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 100+ views
    washingtoncompost.com ^ | 08/16/08 | Robin Givhan
    It used to be that political campaigns would be satisfied if they managed to settle on an eye-catching font for their T-shirts and trucker caps. The merchandise wasn't so much designed as it was stamped out like a pile of red, white and blue bunting. Political paraphernalia was mostly about the message -- not the aesthetics. Now it is enthusiastically and abundantly about style. The Barack Obama campaign, which has been actively courting the fashion industry, has coordinated some 20 or so designers who are creating official merchandise for the candidate's Web site. It is the first time, as far...
  • CAIR and Muslims: Assimilation Would Put CAIR Out of Business

    05/28/2008 12:07:02 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 11 replies · 51+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 28, 2008 | LBG
    Each day millions of Americans head out to work, many of whom who wear uniforms in their profession and yet six Muslim Somali women working in a tortilla factory in Minnesota are not only refusing to wear their uniforms but have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming "religious discrimination". CAIR, or the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil liberties group, is demanding the company give the women back their jobs and let them wear the Muslim prescribed loose fitting skirts and scarves, which would be dangerous to the women in a workplace where there's mechanical equipment. "For...
  • Discrimination against British soldiers in uniform to become a criminal offence (U.K.)

    05/19/2008 9:48:01 AM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 19, 2008 | MATTHEW HICKLEY
    Discrimination against British soldiers in uniform to become a criminal offenceby MATTHEW HICKLEY - More by this author » Last updated at 16:35pm on 19th May 2008New laws will make it a criminal offence to discriminate against Britain's soldiers, sailors and airmen wearing uniform in public, under Government proposals outlined yesterday. Courts will also hand out tougher punishments to anyone who assaults or threatens a serviceman wearing the Queen's uniform - which will become an 'aggravating factor' during sentencing. Other measures designed to boost recognition and respect for the UK armed forces include a drive to encourage thousands more...
  • Court says schoolkids not harmed by uniforms

    05/13/2008 7:54:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 118+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/13/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Public schools don't violate students' freedom of expression by requiring them to wear uniforms, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Nevada school district's clothing rules against challenges from students, including a high school junior who was suspended five times for a total of 25 days for wearing a T-shirt with religious slogans. The Clark County School District's policies were not intended to squelch free speech, but instead were aimed at "creating an educational environment free from the distractions, dangers and disagreements...
  • Report: Unsecured TSA Uniforms At O'Hare

    04/14/2008 6:08:53 PM PDT · by John W · 7 replies · 102+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 14, 2008 | AP
    CHICAGO - Uniforms belonging to U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers were left in the open at an O'Hare International Airport checkpoint last month, as was a cash box, officials said Monday. TSA spokesman Elio Montenegro said the items were in an area past security checkpoints, insisting that someone wearing a TSA uniform still could not get into a secure area without the proper identification. "First and foremost, at no time was security or safety breached," Montenegro said Monday. "At all times, the items in question were in the secure area of the airport ... and at no time were they...
  • School Receives Soccer Uniforms

    04/14/2008 4:41:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 38+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. William Perdue, USA
    Soccer players at the Jurf Secondary School in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq, pose for a photo in their new uniforms, which were donated by 3rd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. FORWARD OPERATING BASE ISKAN — One of the first things Soldiers noticed on the ground in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq, was how much local residents loved soccer. In area businesses, soccer posters adorned the walls, while children made soccer fields out of empty lots and played heated matches. Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th...
  • RAF (Royal Air Force) warned not to wear their uniforms in public for fear of “verbal abuse”

    03/06/2008 4:16:03 PM PST · by jdm · 17 replies · 162+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 06, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Via JWF, first came Birmingham, then came Harrod’s, and now third time’s a charm. Totally, completely, utterly unrelated to today’s Times Square bombing, I’m sure. RAF personnel have been ordered not to wear their uniforms in public after incidents of verbal abuse on the streets… The verbal attacks had come from a “cross-section” of the community, he added, and were believed to be linked to the RAF’s current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.He stressed that the decision to prohibit uniforms in the city was a local one made by station commander Group Captain Atherton after she took advice from RAF...
  • Marines adjust to uniform decision (NO BLING!!!)

    10/20/2007 5:56:41 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 55 replies · 135+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 19, 2007, 9:36PM | CHELSEA J. CARTER
    OCEANSIDE, CALIF. — The Marine Corps is taking on the role of fashion police. Earlier this year, the Marine Corps commandant updated the regulations on what Marines can and cannot wear, on duty and off, in the United States. Among the fashion don'ts: No shiny metal or gems on your teeth, no designs carved in your hair, no flashy jewelry and no bare midriffs or excessive cleavage (Damn). But it is Gen. James T. Conway's ban on the wearing of camouflage uniforms, or "cammies," off base that is getting the most attention, changing not only the appearance of the Marines...
  • New Army Combat Shirt Debuts

    09/20/2007 1:33:02 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 26 replies · 674+ views
    Army News Service | Debi Dawson | September 19, 2007 ^ | 20 September 2007 | Army News Service
    In response to Soldier feedback, Program Executive Officer-Soldier has designed the new Army Combat Shirt to be even more breatheable. The flame-resistant ACS is in development for use under body armor. It is designed to replace two layers, the Army Combat Uniform jacket and moisture-wicking T-shirt, thus reducing bulk and heat stress. "As providers of the world's best equipment to the world's best Soldiers, we collect and rely on Soldiers' input and ideas to constantly improve all of our products," said Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier. "All of our clothing and equipment is battle-proven and live-fire...
  • Women's National Team Unveils New 2007 World Cup Jerseys [not red, white, and blue enough!]

    09/08/2007 8:36:45 AM PDT · by SelectiveJNJ · 68 replies · 1,821+ views
    ussoccer.com ^ | June 21, 2007 | Press Release
    <p>In a celebration of women's sports on the 35th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new U.S. Women's National Team uniforms...</p> <p>The uniform features a solid gold torso, marking the first time the U.S. Women have worn a color other than red, white or blue as their primary color. The new kit has a gold-outlined U.S. Soccer crest over the left chest and a gold collar, and features white and blue trim on the right sleeve and red and blue trim on the left sleeve.</p>
  • Return of Latin mass sparks old vestment hunt

    07/25/2007 5:52:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2007 | Philip Pullella
    ROME (Reuters) - A decree this month by Pope Benedict allowing wider use of the old Latin mass has spawned a veritable cottage industry in helping Roman Catholic priests learn how to celebrate the centuries-old rite. A Web site, helpline, DVDs and a training course at Oxford are among resources springing up for priests who want to celebrate the old-style mass but aren't sure which vestments to wear or where to get them, when to genuflect, how deep to bow, or how to clasp their hands in prayer. "There will be priests who will say: 'Oh my God, I want...
  • Uniforms offer glimpse of past fort ceremonies

    07/20/2007 5:48:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 160+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — In the 1880s, a cavalry troop change-of-command ceremony on Brown Parade Field consisted of many solders on horseback. The days of horse-mounted soldiers are about gone, except for a few memorial or special units. So, it was that a small group — less than a squad — took part in the handover of the command of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) on the parade field Thursday. Dressed in the blue wool uniforms troopers wore in the late 1880s, at a time when the 4th Cavalry was stationed on the post, honorary Capt. Rodney T. Preuss...