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    Cool Brass Finally Listening To The Grunts.........

    Something that should have never happened in the first place finally changed.

    In US Army, the beret is out and the cap is back - Yahoo! News
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    My dad will be happy. He was in the Army in the 60s (Vietnam) and hated the beret. I won't say what he called it.

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    We have had the same basic cover since the 50's, the only changes have been to keep up with camouflage patterns
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    My dad will be happy. He was in the Army in the 60s (Vietnam) and hated the beret. I won't say what he called it.
    you sure he was talking about a "Beret",unless he was Airborne,Rangers,or Special Forces the head gear that was issued was the baseball type utility cap,the Dress uniform hat,and a cap that was worn with the Khaki uniform that sits on your head and kinda forms a point from front to back and I can't post the slang name for it.
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    Maybe the 'rai_bo_' bunch will be next? Or is that wishful thinking?
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    Yeahhhhh, it felt good to put the patrol cap back on instead of only in the motorpool.

    Female informs me that we have to wait for higher to give us the go ahead to wear the PC. (Koodos to the PVT attempting to make a correction) Now mind you, everyone on post has switched and I was thinking, "Isn't the Secretary of the Army high enough?!"

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    Good, I can't image/would want to wear a beret as a U.S. Man. I respect the SF men who wear them, but I don't respect "it". it is an ugly, un-useful cover.
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    That beret reminded me too much of the French...not something that most troops would like to be associated with.
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    I thought the Army wore "Rasberry Berets". Lol. Just kidding.
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    Berets are not out with the dress uniforms...just in the ABUs, and the local commander can order Berets worn with the ABUs for certain occasions...

    The same order mandates that Army personnel here in the National Capital Region start wearing those dress uniforms, and not their ABUs, starting in October for daily duty...not a popular move with the troops...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJay View Post
    Berets are not out with the dress uniforms...just in the ABUs, and the local commander can order Berets worn with the ABUs for certain occasions...

    The same order mandates that Army personnel here in the National Capital Region start wearing those dress uniforms, and not their ABUs, starting in October for daily duty...not a popular move with the troops...

    Where would we be without change...
    Sorry, but I always thought wearing cammo to the office was kinda silly. If you're at the Pentagon, you wear dress.

    Glad to see the beret gone - the brim on the patrol cap actually serves a function, keeping the sun out of your eyes.
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    They should actually give the black beret back to the Rangers. Taking it from them was a mistake (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    ......the Dress uniform hat,and a cap that was worn with the Khaki uniform that sits on your head and kinda forms a point from front to back and I can't post the slang name for it.
    When I first joined the army in August of 1961, we had soft, floppy "fatigue" caps that we starched ourselves to make them look more presentable, then later those were replaced with OD baseball caps that were worn with the fatigues (now called BDUs). I was stationed with the 101st Airborne after I finished jump school and once I received my wings, I never again wore the "dress uniform hat", which we called a bus-driver hat. We wore the type referred to above by dukalmighty "that we can't post the slang name for" green wool with a circular patch sewn on the front side of a glider and parachute. It was worn with the classA dress uniform--kakhi in summer, wool greens in winter. I never had the red beret in my time in the service--it came out after I was discharged--but I do think it looks sharp with the class A uniform. But a cap with a bill to shade the eyes is much more practical when wearing fatigues (or BDUs, whatever you want to call them.)
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    id be more enthused if they let the soldiers carry loaded guns on base.
    but i guess this is one of those things that goes more to moral than reality.
    and, yes, moral is important; but

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