Posted on Aug 13, 2015
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Is it the old colored flag or the new one? Is there a difference for the the deploy environment compared to garrison?
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the flag should ALWAYS be full color, I hate the subdued one, why does the DoD violate flag code
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After arguing alaract 085 and 086/2015 stating shoulder sleeve insignia and other accoutrements must match the camouflage pattern, I felt that since the US flag is considered ssi it would be the OCP flag but now I found that G1 has answered with question #2. http://www.army.mil/article/156735/Frequently_Asked_Questions__Operational_Camouflage_Pattern_Uniform/
Looks like I was wrong. Full color is right.
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Subdued when in the field or deployed. USAR - But what does DEPLOYED mean? Answer: "Members of the Reserve Component shall be considered to be deployed or in a deployment on any day on that...they are performing active duty [...] at a location that is not their permanent training site and is either 100 or more miles, or 3 or more hours travel time, from their permanent civilian residence." - DoDI 1336.07 (2009)
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What perfect way to give up concealment from the enemy by having a bright ass colored flag down range

Subdued makes sense for being deployed and in the field
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Edited 7 y ago
If you are CONUS, only the full color flag is authorized for garrison wear. Commanders have discretion for field wear of the uniform if the full color flag represents a risk in terms of camouflage. Same goes for operational deployments and combat deployments.

To emphasize, any form of subdued flag is not authorized for garrison use. If a subdued flag is to be used in a field or deployment environment at the commander's discretion, it should be the issued IR reflective flag (technically not available for commercial purchase and only available for issue prior to a deployment but we all know the deal). What is not authorized in any way shape or form is a subdued, non-IR reflective, cloth flag.
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SGT Hector Rojas, AIGA, SHA
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Si I guess when I was issued subdued embroidered flags they didn't know their own rules huh PFC (Join to see) ?
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You still wear the old colored flag.
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