Army to Recommend MultiCam for Entire Force

Marauder06

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The failtrain just keeps on rolling...

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/us-m...government-duplication-at-its-finest-1.220118


In 2002, the U.S. military had just two kinds of camouflage uniform. One was green, for the woods. The other was brown, for the desert.

Then things got strange.

Today, there is one camouflage pattern just forMarines in the desert. There is another just forNavy personnel in the desert. The Army has its own “universal” camouflage pattern, which is designed to work anywhere. It also has another onejust for Afghanistan, where the first one doesn’t work.

Even the Air Force has its own unique camouflage, used in a new “Airman Battle Uniform.” But it has flaws. So in Afghanistan, airmen are told not to wear it in battle.

In just 11 years, two kinds of camouflage have turned into 10. And a blessedly simple aspect of the U.S. government purchasing system has emerged as a complicated and expensive case study in federal duplication.

Duplication is one of Washington’s most expensive traditions: Multiple agencies do the same job at the same time, and taxpayers pay billions for government to repeat itself.
 

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Maybe someone has been doing a marketing 111 paper and is trying to build up the anticipation...
 

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From a civilian stand point I never understood the need for each branch to have a distinctive camouflage. Wouldn't it be simpler to teach a class on sprucing up a poncho/ blanket with twigs?
 

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Here we go again! If I recall correctly in the late 90s everyone worn the woodlard camoflage in garrison then we were issued DCUs for Intrinsic Action.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/...-camo-patterns.html?comp=1198882887570&rank=1

A Congressional committee voted Wednesday to end service-specific camouflage in an amendment that would push the military toward creating joint combat uniforms by 2018.
FINALLY. SECDEF(s) should have taken care of this issue a loooong time ago. Maybe they can make the Army finally give up that ridiculous black "no one wears it unless they make us" beret.
 

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Isn't the point of camouflage to break up the shape of the human body? Instead of spending millions on something that only blends with gravel, they could throw on a poncho, blanket, or ghillie suit to break up their profile, then add a few twigs and leaves to further break up their shape.
 

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Isn't the point of camouflage to break up the shape of the human body? Instead of spending millions on something that only blends with gravel, they could throw on a poncho, blanket, or ghillie suit to break up their profile, then add a few twigs and leaves to further break up their shape.

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