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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Part of the fun when I go to MacDill AFB is figuring out what country troops are from by looking at their camo uniforms. Too many using the same pattern is going to take away all my entertainment :-)
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SSG Orderly Room Ncoic
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I'm sure there will still be those subtle differences.
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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SMSgt Operations Superintendent
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I remember reading an article back in the day of why the Army didn’t choose the MARPAT uniform. Their excuse for creating their own pattern instead of using MARPAT was that the USMC uniform contained black in its color spectrum. According to the article, the color black does not occur naturally in nature. In other words it’s a man made color. So the Army has to create its own pattern that did not contain black.

I know it sounds crazy, but that’s what I read.
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LTC Self Employed
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Thank you, for your recollection. I think it is crazy that we have to get rid of the desert tan Boot and go for a darker Hue coyote brown boots. Someone's making money on this one!
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LTC John Mohor
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They always do!
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SGM Steve Wettstein
SGM Steve Wettstein
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SMSgt (Join to see) What I have read is that the USMC has something like or has a trade mark on MARPAT and wouldn't let the Army use it.
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LTC Self Employed
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Sergeant major, funny but the patent was purchased from the Canadians!
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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We will wear the last war's uniform until we figure out we are walking TRPs in the current war.
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