Three New U.S. Air Force Uniforms

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  1. Jay Taylor

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    "Don't be to proud of this technological terror you've created..."
     
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    Rip-off of Marine dress blues [​IMG]

    Semper-fi
     
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    I was expecting golf pants and a beret. That's not much better. Edit: I had the same thought as Aaron. Except the Semper Fi.

    Q: Why does a Marine have one more IQ point than a horse?
    A: So it won't s**t on the parade field [​IMG]

    Just kidding. I love the Marine Corps.
     
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    The Nazis called and said they wanted their uniforms back. Yikes!! [​IMG]
     
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    I think the shirt and tie of the existing dress uniform looks dignified.
     
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    "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed"

    Hey, if you're going to quote the holy trilogy do it correctly! [​IMG]

    As a USAF veteran, I can't say that any of the prototypes do much for me. I always did like the female airmen (male or female, non-officer, you're an airman) skirt & shirt combo.

    Hilarious photoshop! [​IMG]
     
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    My thoughts exactly. The armed forces are always trying new ad campaigns and other gimmicks to attract recruits. If a chane in UNiform gets more people to sign-up, more power to them.

    J
     
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    These uniforms don't begin to look as sharp as Marine Dress Blues. I was in a wedding recently with a guy in Dress Blues. I was wearing a friggin' tuxedo and he made me look like a schlub.
     
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    I'm a Navy guy (well, was), and yes, the Marines got one thing absolutely right (well, they actually got a few...but this is the kicker). They have the best military uniforms ever. Across all branches. And all countries. And all time (the Spartans were pretty sharp in their day).

    And I mean ALL of their uniforms, not just the dress ones.
     
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    First thing I thought. They look like Luftwaffe uniforms crica 1941. Make them grey, give them blousened pants and a pair of jackboots and you have Col. Klink (or a Massachusetts State Trooper).
     
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    My dad, a Navy man who fought the Korean war from a bar in Norfolk, VA (mostly fighting Marines) said the same thing. He also said they looked even better with blood on them. [​IMG] I'm glad he passed away before his first grandson joined the Corps. He would have been proud of him, but he would not have liked it one bit.
     
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    Back in my NROTC days I was in the wedding party at Annapolis for the marriage of my sister to a Marine Corps officer. All the other men in the party were Marines in dress blues complete with swords. I was the dork in Navy dress blues with one measley ribbon on my chest. Now if they had let me wear dress whites I would have looked sharp!

    Marine Corps uniforms look good and are consistent across all ranks which makes sense to me.
     
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    Its the AIR force, I say they just do what they've always secretly desired to do: White jumpsuits with a big silver lightning-bolt down the center of the chest and a gold belt with a buckle that resembles the bumpertip from a '57 Chevy. And knee-high boots. Rank will be identified by cape color.
     
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    One thing the Air Force could adopt from Darth Vader’s suit is the ipod attached to the waist belt.

    The “Destroy the Universe” buttons next to it would be a nice touch too. [​IMG]
     
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    Great costumes - What? Starship Troopers III?

    Nothing says Big Brother like these get-ups.
     
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    Honestly, tongue-in-cheek or not, the idea has some merit. I mean, "blue Army uniforms" just don't say "Air Force" to me. Why shouldn't their uniforms have something to do with flying?
     
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    Well, what does white have to do with sailing? (oceans are blue)
    These are DRESS UNIFORMS. The fatigues look like the other services'.

    Besides, the majority of Air Force personnel are ground based.
     
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    Navy whites are white for the same reason that Zeppelin Company whites were white : to avoid getting too hot in summer and/or in tropical climates. It's an obvious concession to practicality. In high latitudes and in winter they wear dark "Navy" blue.
     
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    Well, the *sky* is blue!

    Up we go, into the wild BLUE yonder...
     

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