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Any Military guys avoid the Navy because of uniform?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by razageorge, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. razageorge

    razageorge

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    This clip is cool but I also remember why I skipped over the Navy when choosing a Military branch to join. Those crackerjack outfits are just way over the top!

    http://www.wimp.com/grandsonnavy/
     
  2. slick64

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    I was Navy and didn't think twice about it.
     

  3. GRIMLET

    GRIMLET Deceased

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    I don't understand their new digital utility uniform.
    They look good but..................
    No disrespect but they are blue. How important is it to blend in with the SHIP. The uniform would be detrimental if going overboard as it blends well with the sea. The SEAL members use green or desert.
    So, is it a tacticiool, motivational thing?
     
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  5. DScottHewitt

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    Someone on GT who said they were in the Navy said they were to designed to hide grease stains and such from doing routine duties on the ships. Might have been tongue-in-cheek.
     
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    JJohnson Call me Jeff

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    Tradition?
     
  8. devildog2067

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    If the sailors didn't wear the crackerjack suits, how would Marines know who to pick fights with in bars?
     
  9. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    I thought wardrobe was a chick thing? :dunno:
     
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    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    By the way they walk?
     
  11. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    Exactly.
     
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    During the Zumwalt era up until mid-1980 the "Crackerjack" uniform was not issued to enlisted service men. At that time I was going through Hospital Corps School and just before graduation myself and another shipmate were the only two to buy a set of Crackerjacks. Needless to say we stood out in our class photo. The Crackerjack uniform, although impractical for duties aboard modern ships of the US Navy, had a very practical use on sailing vessels of old.

    If you want to read more on the history of the current enlisted US Navy dress blues click on the link.
    http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/uniform_button.htm
     
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  13. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    How does the Navy know when there are Marines on the ship?

    They are the ones throwing bread crumbs to the helicopters.


    :tongueout: __ :rofl:
     
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    Our new NWUs are ok. When I first came in we still had bell bottom dungarees now theres a fashion statement. The NWU Type II and III look alot better.

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  15. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    You look up from your Shirley Temples or chablis and check around for the men drinking diesel fuel straight, no chaser.

    :poke:
     
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    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    :rofl:
     
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    The uniform didn't bother me. I just didn't want to be in the middle of the ocean, bobbing up and down in a tin can full of other men.

    So, I joined the Air Force.
     
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    Ya see awfully concerned with fashion.

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    Hey, come on guys. You know the Marine Corps is a Department of the Navy . . . The Men's Department. :supergrin:
     
  20. janice6

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    Bell bottoms make it easier to roll up during major ship cleaning chores, and easier to remove pants to make bouyant floats, when overboard.

    Nothing to do with "fashion statement". Unless fashion is your preoccupation.


    And thirteen button flys didn't slow you down a bit.