When I was in the “old Army” we had a saying: “The US Army…200 years of tradition unchanged by progress.”
(This seems to apply to our VA also).
In the my old Army days, our uniform was the Olive Drab (OD) Green. No fancy camo pattern. It hadn’t changed much since the Korean war.
CI Roller Dude, before he was CI Roller Dude...when he was a Grunt Eleven Charlie
When I joined the National Guard in the late 1980’s, the issue was Woodland camo. We used the Woodland through Bosnia in 03-04, then just before we went to Iraq in late 04, we were issued the Dessert Combat Uniform (DCUs) I liked the DCUs.
CI Roller Dude when he was a Combat Engineer
When we returned from Iraq, we soon were issued the new Army ACUs. I don’t like this uniform. It’s too weak…with Velcro pocket holders that fail and shit sticks all over the uniform because of the Velcro panels to put patchs and do-dads on.
When we were in Iraq with the Army, I e-mailed some pictures back to friends and family. My old Police Chief saw our new Army Issued helmets (which I guess supply didn’t want back, so I kept it.) He asked what the little thingy was on the front.
What is that little black clipy thing on the front? Smells like Camelshit!
CI Roller Dude, waiting for a ride, in Bumfak, Iraq- With IPod clip on helmet
I told him it was to clip an I-Pod to so we could relax with our music on convoys and stuff.