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2014-07-07 05:24:22 PM

The policy would protect soldiers against sunburn and skin cancer, Army officials said at the time, not to mention potential flashovers from roadside bombs.


It's a cloth uniform, not bloody Space Marine armor. It's not stopping anything you'd mind being hit by but sunlight.
 
2014-07-07 06:47:21 PM
I'm very confused by this one.  Obviously, I support the troops, so I support their right to roll up their sleeves because they're out there every day ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe from the evil doers.  But on the other hand, according to the article, there are some troops who are against this.  And because I support the troops, I support them too, because freedom isn't free and the men and women of our armed services are on watch 24/7 defending freedom.

It's all very confusing.  I want to support the troops, but every time I try on this issue, I'm opposing some troops, and that's against everything I believe in.  I'm not going to just sit back and watch as someone, like me, opposes the troops.  The troops make this the greatest country in the world and if I don't believe it I might as well just move to Iraq.  But on the other, hand, I also support those other troops.

This one really has my yellow ribbon in a knot.

My head hurts, but I know this much: our troops are out there fighting every day, even when their heads hurt, so I can't just give up.  Gotta work this one out for the troops.  I think I'll go ask my pastor, who, along with supporting the troops, is always correct.
 
2014-07-07 06:54:22 PM
Stupid on many levels.  A)  The uniform doesn't work with rolled sleeves - you can't roll them without looking stupid.  B)  With the new tattoo policy, let's keep sleeves down for a while.
 
2014-07-07 07:32:56 PM

nickdaisy: But on the other, hand, I also support those other troops.


The Iraqi troops?  The ones our troops are supporting?  But who are also being supported by Iran and Hezbollah?  What's a girl to do?

It's a good thing the Army Chief of Staff hasn't repealed the "Moon's out poon's out" policy."  That one would cause a mutiny.
 
2014-07-07 07:42:00 PM

doglover: The policy would protect soldiers against sunburn and skin cancer, Army officials said at the time, not to mention potential flashovers from roadside bombs.

It's a cloth uniform, not bloody Space Marine armor. It's not stopping anything you'd mind being hit by but sunlight.


It would help stop smaller lacerations and flash burns
 
2014-07-07 08:14:19 PM

TATTOO THREAD

 
2014-07-07 08:16:16 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-07 08:16:48 PM
dmshistory8.weebly.com
 
2014-07-07 08:21:43 PM
they support our freedom

also american corporate hegemony throughout the world with bases everywhere

but mostly our freedom

maybe
 
2014-07-07 08:22:46 PM
If I were in the armed forces and assigned to a military base south of, say, the Aleutians, I'd probably want to roll my sleeves up during the summer too.
 
2014-07-07 08:22:55 PM
When I was in the Navy 20 years ago we had the option to buy short sleeve shirts. We were also allowed to alter the coveralls we wore on the flightline (on shore) to have nice short sleeves. Short sleeves should really be an option for all services in hot climates.
 
2014-07-07 08:23:51 PM
"Not all soldiers agreed, however, that it's time to lift the ban. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lowe, a 35-year-old indirect fire infantryman at Texas' Camp Swift, said he didn't enjoy rolling his sleeves on active duty in the late 1990s and still opposes it."

So don't do it, it wasn't mandatory. WTF is wrong with people who think like that? You don't like something so therefor nobody should be allowed to?
 
2014-07-07 08:24:43 PM
As in Robin Williams hairy?
 
2014-07-07 08:24:55 PM

ReapTheChaos: "Not all soldiers agreed, however, that it's time to lift the ban. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lowe, a 35-year-old indirect fire infantryman at Texas' Camp Swift, said he didn't enjoy rolling his sleeves on active duty in the late 1990s and still opposes it."

So don't do it, it wasn't mandatory. WTF is wrong with people who think like that? You don't like something so therefor nobody should be allowed to?


These men live by a warrior code?

/did i use that right?
 
2014-07-07 08:26:23 PM

farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 452x913]


Now there's a guy who quenches his post workout thirst with haterade.
 
2014-07-07 08:27:11 PM
As a recent retired CSM,I can say I hated the ACU's. Back in 1985 the BDU's were standard issue uniforms.I liked rolling up my sleeves. Especially during the heat of Georgia and Missouri.The new MultiCam uniforms are similar to the ACU,a bit lighter.Now t-shirts,short's and flip flops are the uniform of the day.
 
2014-07-07 08:28:07 PM

ReapTheChaos: "Not all soldiers agreed, however, that it's time to lift the ban. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lowe, a 35-year-old indirect fire infantryman at Texas' Camp Swift, said he didn't enjoy rolling his sleeves on active duty in the late 1990s and still opposes it."

So don't do it, it wasn't mandatory. WTF is wrong with people who think like that? You don't like something so therefor nobody should be allowed to?


Republicans?
 
2014-07-07 08:28:09 PM
Next they'll want to tuck their pants in to their boots. It will be anarchy.

Seriously, I salute you guys. I wouldn't last ten minutes in the army.
 
2014-07-07 08:30:52 PM

I'm_out_of_popcorn: When I was in the Navy 20 years ago we had the option to buy short sleeve shirts. We were also allowed to alter the coveralls we wore on the flightline (on shore) to have nice short sleeves. Short sleeves should really be an option for all services in hot climates.


Yeah, that hasn't changed much, even with the newer working uniforms:

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One more example of how the army isn't exactly the brightest bunch.
 
2014-07-07 08:31:46 PM
FTA "the uniform simply wasn't designed to have its sleeves rolled, Maddi said, adding that its Velcro pockets on either forearm and a pen pocket above the left cuff "makes it difficult" to sport the rolled look."

Bullshiate.
The pen pocket was placed there to help justify the rolled sleeves policy.  Now, rolling the sleeves "impairs the functionality of the uniform".
The "no rolling sleeves" comes down to a handful of senior NCOs who scream "it can't be done uniformly", and remember some asshat who got sunburn on bis forearms so bad he was put on profile.  Also, infantry guys whining that they couldn't roll their sleeves in the field (out of tactical necessity) when cooks, medics, and mechanics could.  Farking lazy leadership and undisciplined, sniveling fragments.
 
2014-07-07 08:33:00 PM
Let's roll... up our sleeves.
 
2014-07-07 08:34:02 PM

Laobaojun: Farking lazy leadership and undisciplined, sniveling fragments.


Like every bloated corporation these days.
 
2014-07-07 08:34:17 PM
See, soldiers, this is why you should have gone Air Force.

We've always been able to roll up our sleeves.
 
2014-07-07 08:36:13 PM
Jeebus. No wonder the government can't get anything done in this country.
 
2014-07-07 08:36:26 PM

rohar: I'm_out_of_popcorn: When I was in the Navy 20 years ago we had the option to buy short sleeve shirts. We were also allowed to alter the coveralls we wore on the flightline (on shore) to have nice short sleeves. Short sleeves should really be an option for all services in hot climates.

Yeah, that hasn't changed much, even with the newer working uniforms:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 281x218]

One more example of how the army isn't exactly the brightest bunch.


Yeah, but my first reaction to the Navy's newer uniforms was "If you fall overboard wearing that, they're never going to find your  body"
 
2014-07-07 08:37:19 PM
My only military knowledge is of the Canadian Forces. The army's CADPAT uniform is sleeves up or down whenever you feel like it, I think.  (Not an expert by any means, just an armchair general)
www.calgaryhighlanders.com
/Image is hot like the Calgary Highlanders!
 
2014-07-07 08:37:35 PM
 
2014-07-07 08:37:54 PM

ReapTheChaos: "Not all soldiers agreed, however, that it's time to lift the ban. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lowe, a 35-year-old indirect fire infantryman at Texas' Camp Swift, said he didn't enjoy rolling his sleeves on active duty in the late 1990s and still opposes it."

So don't do it, it wasn't mandatory. WTF is wrong with people who think like that? You don't like something so therefor nobody should be allowed to?


I remember that 20 years ago I farking hated Cotton eye Joe by the Rednex. Therefore nobody should listen to music ever again.
 
2014-07-07 08:38:31 PM

ArkAngel: doglover: The policy would protect soldiers against sunburn and skin cancer, Army officials said at the time, not to mention potential flashovers from roadside bombs.

It's a cloth uniform, not bloody Space Marine armor. It's not stopping anything you'd mind being hit by but sunlight.

It would help stop smaller lacerations and flash burns


The point both of you are missing is that a soldier doesn't need to worry about these things (bombs, flash burns, etc) on a military installation stateside. Other forces can wear sleeves up, and yes, in the field (or rather, desert), we wore them down to protect us from the elements. But stateside? Farkin' roll them up.

My bet is this is because of the new tattoo policy, or because someone complained that they couldn't figure out how to roll them up properly (it is the Army, after all).

/I keed
//USAF, 13 years
 
2014-07-07 08:43:44 PM
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Rallying behind the troops
 
2014-07-07 08:46:46 PM
for God's sake the US Army can f*** up a wet dream.... this bullshiat is probably brought to you by the same people that gave EVERYBODY the Rangers black beret because hey ...EVERYBODYS special....a hero..
 
2014-07-07 08:47:28 PM

AirForceVet: See, soldiers, this is why you should have gone Air Force.

We've always been able to roll up our sleeves.


Yeah, but some of us wanted to join a military organization :)

/kidding
//went down with heat exhaustion at Ft. Polk, can sympathize with the guy in the article
 
2014-07-07 08:50:06 PM

RoxtarRyan: ArkAngel: doglover: The policy would protect soldiers against sunburn and skin cancer, Army officials said at the time, not to mention potential flashovers from roadside bombs.

It's a cloth uniform, not bloody Space Marine armor. It's not stopping anything you'd mind being hit by but sunlight.

It would help stop smaller lacerations and flash burns

The point both of you are missing is that a soldier doesn't need to worry about these things (bombs, flash burns, etc) on a military installation stateside. Other forces can wear sleeves up, and yes, in the field (or rather, desert), we wore them down to protect us from the elements. But stateside? Farkin' roll them up.

My bet is this is because of the new tattoo policy, or because someone complained that they couldn't figure out how to roll them up properly (it is the Army, after all).

/I keed
//USAF, 13 years


Chalk it up to the current senior leadership of the Army. These are the useless pogues who now have their dicks hard over the transition to the garrison military so they can focus on "professionalizing" and getting back to "core soldier skills." Which to these useless coonts is powerpoint development, ass kissing, and looking pretty. Core soldier skills? What the fark have we been doing for the past 13 years? Or core mission. Putting holes in people and their property. That is what the military is there for. Not to look pretty. Not to engage in useless chickenshiat, not to play their little fark-fark games.
 
2014-07-07 08:51:08 PM
Get full arm camo tattoos.
Make sure it's the new design.
 
2014-07-07 08:52:06 PM
Git summa them sojers in the Gay Brigade they got now to design some new uniforms, that's all.  Just no tassels or crotchless  stuff, okay?
 
2014-07-07 08:52:15 PM
Goddammit, Our core mission. Stupid fingers.
 
2014-07-07 08:54:22 PM
It's 2014 and our multi-billion dollar military industry still hasn't figured out the optimal military uniform.
 
2014-07-07 08:54:57 PM
Jesus, I don't know why they'd WANT to. It's a pain in the ass to roll them up in the military spec way... Just more shiat that they have to dork around with every morning before they can leave the farking barracks/apartment/house...
 
2014-07-07 08:55:07 PM
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Lt. Lake... you're... almost out of uniform.
 
2014-07-07 08:55:52 PM

ScreamingHangover: rohar: I'm_out_of_popcorn: When I was in the Navy 20 years ago we had the option to buy short sleeve shirts. We were also allowed to alter the coveralls we wore on the flightline (on shore) to have nice short sleeves. Short sleeves should really be an option for all services in hot climates.

Yeah, that hasn't changed much, even with the newer working uniforms:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 281x218]

One more example of how the army isn't exactly the brightest bunch.

Yeah, but my first reaction to the Navy's newer uniforms was "If you fall overboard wearing that, they're never going to find your  body"


Mine too.  Unfortunate really.

Then again, I was a submariner.  If I fell overboard, something must have really gone wrong.
 
2014-07-07 08:57:43 PM

rohar: Then again, I was a submariner.  If I fell overboard, something must have really gone wrong.


They forgot to latch the screen door?
 
2014-07-07 08:58:13 PM

I'm an Egyptian!: RoxtarRyan: ArkAngel: doglover: The policy would protect soldiers against sunburn and skin cancer, Army officials said at the time, not to mention potential flashovers from roadside bombs.

It's a cloth uniform, not bloody Space Marine armor. It's not stopping anything you'd mind being hit by but sunlight.

It would help stop smaller lacerations and flash burns

The point both of you are missing is that a soldier doesn't need to worry about these things (bombs, flash burns, etc) on a military installation stateside. Other forces can wear sleeves up, and yes, in the field (or rather, desert), we wore them down to protect us from the elements. But stateside? Farkin' roll them up.

My bet is this is because of the new tattoo policy, or because someone complained that they couldn't figure out how to roll them up properly (it is the Army, after all).

/I keed
//USAF, 13 years

Chalk it up to the current senior leadership of the Army. These are the useless pogues who now have their dicks hard over the transition to the garrison military so they can focus on "professionalizing" and getting back to "core soldier skills." Which to these useless coonts is powerpoint development, ass kissing, and looking pretty. Core soldier skills? What the fark have we been doing for the past 13 years? Or core mission. Putting holes in people and their property. That is what the military is there for. Not to look pretty. Not to engage in useless chickenshiat, not to play their little fark-fark games.


I know he's a marine, but I read your post in R. Lee Ermey's voice.
 
2014-07-07 08:58:36 PM

rohar: I'm_out_of_popcorn: When I was in the Navy 20 years ago we had the option to buy short sleeve shirts. We were also allowed to alter the coveralls we wore on the flightline (on shore) to have nice short sleeves. Short sleeves should really be an option for all services in hot climates.

Yeah, that hasn't changed much, even with the newer working uniforms:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 281x218]

One more example of how the army isn't exactly the brightest bunch.


NWU, ACU and the idiotic Air Force tiger stripe cammies are an affront to military tradition. There should be organizational cammies shared by all services (I suggest the Marines have the best one; just take the bird-ball-and-hook out of the digipattern) that should ONLY be worn in the field, and garrison working uniforms should be solid colored. The Coasties have the best working uniform; the Navy and Air Force should share it with different insignia, and the Army and Marines should share a green one. Probably save $10 million a year in DoD funding for uniforms.

If you want to look distinctive by service, don't wear utilities. The Navy manages that with coveralls aboard ship, and khakis/peanut butters ashore. People working in the Pentagon or any other kind of headquarters have no reason to ever be in utilities or cammies.
 
2014-07-07 08:59:32 PM
I think everyone should have the right to Bear Hands.
 
2014-07-07 08:59:32 PM

nickdaisy: I'm very confused by this one.  Obviously, I support the troops, so I support their right to roll up their sleeves because they're out there every day ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe from the evil doers.  But on the other hand, according to the article, there are some troops who are against this.  And because I support the troops, I support them too, because freedom isn't free and the men and women of our armed services are on watch 24/7 defending freedom.

It's all very confusing.  I want to support the troops, but every time I try on this issue, I'm opposing some troops, and that's against everything I believe in.  I'm not going to just sit back and watch as someone, like me, opposes the troops.  The troops make this the greatest country in the world and if I don't believe it I might as well just move to Iraq.  But on the other, hand, I also support those other troops.

This one really has my yellow ribbon in a knot.

My head hurts, but I know this much: our troops are out there fighting every day, even when their heads hurt, so I can't just give up.  Gotta work this one out for the troops.  I think I'll go ask my pastor, who, along with supporting the troops, is always correct.


Why do you hate America?
 
2014-07-07 08:59:55 PM

nickdaisy: I'm very confused by this one.  Obviously, I support the troops, so I support their right to roll up their sleeves because they're out there every day ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe from the evil doers.  But on the other hand, according to the article, there are some troops who are against this.  And because I support the troops, I support them too, because freedom isn't free and the men and women of our armed services are on watch 24/7 defending freedom.

It's all very confusing.  I want to support the troops, but every time I try on this issue, I'm opposing some troops, and that's against everything I believe in.  I'm not going to just sit back and watch as someone, like me, opposes the troops.  The troops make this the greatest country in the world and if I don't believe it I might as well just move to Iraq.  But on the other, hand, I also support those other troops.

This one really has my yellow ribbon in a knot.

My head hurts, but I know this much: our troops are out there fighting every day, even when their heads hurt, so I can't just give up.  Gotta work this one out for the troops.  I think I'll go ask my pastor, who, along with supporting the troops, is always correct.


I have you tagged as "ass," and normally you are, but this was very funny. Well done.
 
2014-07-07 09:00:30 PM
When I was in (Fort Riley, KS) it was utterly forbidden to roll up sleeves and absolutely no one could tell me why. I walked into my office furious one day when my sleeve got ripped while working on a HMMWV...

... They didn't care. Sleeves down, and BDU top on at all times.

/I hate the military...
 
2014-07-07 09:03:16 PM

nickdaisy: I'm very confused by this one.  Obviously, I support the troops, so I support their right to roll up their sleeves because they're out there every day ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe from the evil doers.  But on the other hand, according to the article, there are some troops who are against this.  And because I support the troops, I support them too, because freedom isn't free and the men and women of our armed services are on watch 24/7 defending freedom.

It's all very confusing.  I want to support the troops, but every time I try on this issue, I'm opposing some troops, and that's against everything I believe in.  I'm not going to just sit back and watch as someone, like me, opposes the troops.  The troops make this the greatest country in the world and if I don't believe it I might as well just move to Iraq.  But on the other, hand, I also support those other troops.

This one really has my yellow ribbon in a knot.

My head hurts, but I know this much: our troops are out there fighting every day, even when their heads hurt, so I can't just give up.  Gotta work this one out for the troops.  I think I'll go ask my pastor, who, along with supporting the troops, is always correct.


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Good luck, sir, in your paradoxical quest to support the troops
 
2014-07-07 09:04:58 PM
You joined the military. STFU and do what you're told.
 
2014-07-07 09:04:58 PM
If Command allows rolled up sleeves, what's next? Battle pompadours? Steampunk night vision equipment? Ballistic tam o'shanters?
 
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