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03 Jan 2019 10:43 a.m. PST
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Tango0123 Nov 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

…. of New WWII-Style Uniform.

"The U.S. Army's new uniform may look a lot like the iconic pinks-and-greens worn during World War II, but senior leaders decided to drop the pinks and go with Army Greens as the official name.

Pinks and greens "was a World War II nickname given to it by the soldiers because one of the sets of pants had a pink hue to them. So that is where it came from," Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey said recently.

The Army Greens, which will become the new service uniform in 2028, will feature taupe-colored pants and a green jacket…."
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Zephyr123 Nov 2018 9:47 p.m. PST

Taupe is a horrible color (one of the least used in my paint collection.) They still have time to change it…

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Both the photo caption, and later in the text, mention 2020 for the uniform which makes a lot more sense than 2028. Most new uniforms are given trials by having select troops wear them, for feedback, prior to making a final decision but an 8-10 year trial period is a bit excessive, even for the Army!

Tango0125 Nov 2018 3:29 p.m. PST



Weddier25 Nov 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

I was astonished to see the relatively new female uniform. I thought the soldier I saw in it was in a movie or something, because it actually fit her.

Skarper02 Jan 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Retro fashion. They are harking back to the glory days of WW2. Wonder why?

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