Posted on Jan 5, 2018
SrA Aircraft Structural Maintenance Journeyman
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At this point why not use what another service has already established. I know there are differences between branches however in terms of uniforms, once the Air Force fully phases ABUs a soldier and an airman will look almost identical. One major thing I don’t understand is why the Air Force doesn’t put rank on headgear.
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Is that a coast guard meme?
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SFC, Were you not around when we all shared BDU's? Don't worry, Airmen will be fine correcting folks who assume they are Soldiers.
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Honestly, the whole discussion around AF adopting OCP/Multicam has transformed over the years. I once heard that we would be using Army ACUs in the future. Basically what I'm saying is that I won't believe anything until they're issued to me. When I was deployed in AFCENT, we had pretty clear instructions on how to wear OCPs. I didn't like that we were not authorized to wear the newer tees /socks but instead were forced to use the older sand tees and green socks. It's definitely a superior uniform. The ABU has been a major failure and honestly I can't get them to fit right!
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I’m currently in AFCENT and they’ve updated to 1 Jan 2018 all personnel arriving to the AOR should be issued what they’re calling ACU’s now “Airman combat uniform”, super original right. As of now all the coyote undergarments, belts, boots can either be tan or coyote brown. One thing I’m really fond of is he baseball cap, it’s much more comfortable and I think just looks way better honestly. My o my gripe is that these new uniforms are all extremely hard to find the right size because they’re only sizes in small medium large instead of actual numbers. When I was issued mine I wasn’t able to fit a medium regular which is basically a 32 which I wear in ABU’s so I had to order a large regular which is way too big. I think if the Air Force were pick one multicam/scorpion/ocp uniform and make it standard it would be way better, I’ve seen three different types of OCP’s here.
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That's really interesting. Some would say that this is what happens when pilots choose the uniforms of ground troops! All in good fun, of course.
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We wore the exact same uniform for decades, the BDU.
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