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rob.balaguer
06-22-2009, 12:08 PM
I was looking for the regs saying what colors were ok for a pack, then armytimes said this-

>>Troops in Afghanistan would get new uniforms
By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Jun 21, 2009 14:23:20 EDT
Congress is about to order new combat uniforms for troops in Afghanistan after hearing complaints that camouflage that was fine in Iraq doesn’t work so well in a mountainous and often muddy environment.

“Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have serious concerns about the current combat uniform which they indicated provides ineffective camouflage given the environment in Afghanistan,” lawmakers say in the report accompanying HR 2346, the 2009 supplemental appropriations act.

The bill passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, 226-202. It heads to the Senate for approval.

TELL US: DO YOU THINK THE ARMY NEEDS A SPECIAL UNIFORM FOR AFGHANISTAN?
The bill orders the Defense Department to “take immediate action to provide combat uniforms to personnel deployed to Afghanistan with a camouflage pattern that is suited to the environment of Afghanistan.”

There is no extra money in the bill to cover the cost of issuing new uniforms but lawmakers indicated they might be willing to help, if needed. They want a full report by fall on plans and budget adjustments needed to provide new uniforms to both deployed troops and those who are deploying, the report says.

The $106 billion bill includes $79.9 billion for the Defense Department, mostly to cover cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Costs of uniforms would come from the $32.5 billion set aside in the bill for operations and maintenance.

Mel
06-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Hey Rob, here is some info in these 2 links from Lightfighter.net and Soldiersystems.net

http://lightfighter.net/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5436084761/m/267102603

http://soldiersystems.net/page/2/

Mel

BuckarooMedic
06-25-2009, 01:56 PM
Oh ****, here we go again!

Let the military decide what is best for the military. We don't need Congress trying to micromanage the current conflicts.