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Navy Cammie Pattern.

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by squiddie545, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. squiddie545

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    Why did the navy go with the navy cammie pattern? does it not make it difficult to find a man overboard if he or she has the same silhoutte/color/pattern as the dark blue sea?

    I got a lot of flack from some Marine buddies at work about this.
     
  2. skyboss_4evr

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    I love the new Navy cammies. Wish I was still in so I could get a few sets LOL! From what I've read, the colors were chosen to reflect Naval tradition and hide grease, oil, grime stains.

    Anyway, I think they look great. Maybe your jarhead buddies are just jealous. ;)
     
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  3. I went to look them up...stumbled onto someone saying they turn orange in the water?


    Never mind, it was a joke.
     
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  4. bfg1971

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    4 most common colors of paint in the Navy supposedly. I think sea foam green has to make the top 4 myself. The NWU's are designed to hide paint spills, and grease/oil stains. Why I need a uniform that tops out over $100 to paint in I have no idea. What ever happened to the greenies that we used to field day in?

    Doing some field training this week we were supposed to get marine marpats but supply messed up so we are going into the woods of SC in NWU's. Hopefully blueberries are in season so we can blend in with them.
     
  5. maxpower220

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    Isn't the better question: Why did the Navy re-invent the wheel with the NWU design and why did they release a uniform without any of the accessory uniform items? I know that they were just carrying out the form that they used for the PT uniform. Yeah, the one that can't be washed in the ship's laundry and didn't have any form of long pants or jacket. I guess in DC, they only PT and work in the summer.

    I just hope and wish for some LEADERS to show up in DC and replace the managers that are doing a poor job there now.
     
  6. HexHead

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    What was wrong with the dungarees?
     
  7. Speakeasy

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    They didn't have that tacticool camo look, like real combat soldiers wear. :supergrin:
     
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  8. LAWDOGKMS

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    Whiners...if you'd have had to wear those "Shawshank Redemption" belbottom pants and shirt with your name stenciled on it, like I did for 10 years, you'd probably be complaining too.

    Although it happened long after I separated, I think it was a good thing that the Navy gave their enlisted some respectable uniforms to wear.

    The working uniform was one of my biggest complaints when in. It was a prison-dungaree uniform and made us look like clowns, and I'm happy they commissioned some uniforms that sailors can be proud to wear.

    For work-details that are greasy and grimy, coveralls should be worn..

    I'd much rather take this:

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    Over this:
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  9. HexHead

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    Tell that to the WWI and WWII vets. Guys that saw real navel combat.
     
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  10. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    As cammie as they might be, you aren't that invisible when you are on deck of thousands of tons of gray painted ship.........
     
  11. squiddie545

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    just remember that a bunch of sailors slotted Bin Laden. Not a Marine, Ranger, or Delta... a bloody squid with an AR. 2 shots and they change history.

    I wonder if Seal Team 6 has UBL's shorty AK rifle. That would look good in their mess hall.
     
  12. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    In medium to high seas you can't see a man anyway so the color doesn't matter.




    (that's a joke son)
     
  13. skyboss_4evr

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    I couldn't agree more. Well said! The NWU is a FAR better uniform than the dungarees.
     
  14. na$ty-ta

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    Yeah but they dont wear that ugly @$$ uniform....

    They where this.... Ill keep wearing greens until they wont let me and im Active Duty Navy and have been for 13 yrs.

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  15. I went from dungarees to Seafairers and hated them at the time too. To thin, breathe hard on them and they'd rip. Go down into the battery well to take morning gravitates and the next time they got washed they looked like they'd been used as shotgun targets.

    The bigwigs over at BuPers (or wherever they make those decisions now) just don't understand that "tacticool" doesn't do you a bit of good if you're in a TIC and can't blend in with the background (Smurf cammies in the wilds of Afghanistan anyone?)
     
  16. Deltic

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    My opinion as an old retired Army guy is that every time you can make a few hundred thousand people buy four plus uniforms someone makes a lot of money. Sometimes the new uniforms are an improvement. Most of the time they are just a change. I would bet that most uniforms for all services are made by a few companies in the southeast. The manufacturers know the congress critters who know the generals and admirals. If you are a senior officer near the end of your career you could get a sweet deal if you screw over a lot of enlisted people and the taxpayers.
     
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  17. I was at the Naval Academy a couple of weeks ago, and to be honest, thought the new cammie look was a little out of place. The Mids make fun of them and, among other names, call them their Blueberries. As someone posted above, every branch is looking for the tactical or combat look, if they don't have it. Not sure this new pattern quite does it. The Army admitted this when they put Special Forces berets on the everyday soldier to "give them more pride and prestige" in their uniform. Sure the guys that earned this cap in Special Forces didn't vote on this. As a former Marine, can say that the changes the Marines made in their utilities were purposeful, trying to match cammie with environment serving in. They weren't always successful with this, in that a lot of Marines arrived on station in the Gulf War with the same gear that they had been wearing when doing jungle survival training in the PI. Green really stands out in the desert sand.
     
  18. Deltic

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    I am very proud of my Airborne maroon beret, I earned it. Wearing a black beret gave me no pride as I was never a Ranger:fist:. It's sort of like a participation trophy. IMO the Marines do a great job on having both good looking and practical uniforms. They might be under less pressure to change just for the sake of change because there is more money to be made selling the Army new uniforms.
     
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