To Stand Out, the Army Picks a New Uniform With a World War II Look

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The United States Army wanted a spiffy new service uniform, one that would stand out in a tough recruiting environment and polish the Army’s image after a generation of grinding and divisive wars.

So it turned the clock back. Way back. 

It chose a new uniform that looks almost exactly like the old green gabardine wool field coat and khaki trousers that officers wore in World War II. Probably not by coincidence, that’s what the Army was wearing the last time the nation celebrated total victory in a major war.

“We went back and asked, when is the most prominent time when the Army’s service to our nation was universally recognized, and the answer came very quickly,” said Daniel A. Dailey, the sergeant major of the Army, the highest-ranking enlisted soldier in the service. “That victory, that impact on the nation, is still felt today by the sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters of the ‘Greatest Generation.’”

Read the rest and see the pics here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/to-stand-out-the-army-picks-a-new-uniform-with-a-world-war-ii-look/ar-AAAWewJ

2 thoughts on “To Stand Out, the Army Picks a New Uniform With a World War II Look

  1. “The United States Army wanted a spiffy new service uniform,…”

    Spiffy… now THERE’S a word you don’t hear every day.

    Do you suppose the author is being slightly sarcastic?

    “It chose a new uniform that looks almost exactly like the old green gabardine wool field coat and khaki trousers that officers wore in World War II.”

    Oh, wow, I REALLY want one of those!

    Do I have to actually JOIN to get one?

    “Probably not by coincidence, that’s what the Army was wearing the last time the nation celebrated total victory in a major war.”

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Wasn’t expecting any comic relief in this one.

    Oh, wait… is he talking about total victory for the stinking jews???

  2. You buy those Soviet Era Eastern European bags for a good price in the Military Surplus section of Sportsman’s Guide.

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