New US Army fitness tests?

#42
I know they like unit kit but was more just the fact that they seem to be pretty uniform when they do phys, ie not wearing coy t shirts usually
Except when they join in with brits...

I had a regi t-shirt on, like the rest of the attendees on co's pt. Two yanks visiting had 205th expeditionary signal coy or similar :)
 
#44
It's either a rank thing.

officers in black and gold, ors in grey and black. note they're in matching shorts, no cross over.

or it's a unit thing.

Yanks aren't big on freestyling dress. Look at socks and trainers.

Given that the blacks are to the front, and front right is diffy a belt, I'm going with rank. He's probably the ranking officer.
Black t-shirts with gold Army lettering mated with matching black trunks with the gold Army logo on one leg is the current kit for PT for all ranks. The grey shirts with black lettering is the older version of the Army Physical Fitness uniform which will be phased out eventually. Those jokers who show up for morning PT in the old kit are idle and worthless pieces of s8it and should be PTed until they f*cking die. ;-)
The wearing of a hi-viz belt is still considered mandatory on most bases. Probably a good thing as the all black clothing is hard to see in dim light.

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#45
Black t-shirts with gold Army lettering mated with matching black trunks with the gold Army logo on one leg is the current kit for PT for all ranks. The grey shirts with black lettering is the older version of the Army Physical Fitness uniform which will be phased out eventually. Those jokers who show up for morning PT in the old kit are idle and worthless pieces of s8it and should be PTed until they f*cking die. ;-)
The wearing of a hi-viz belt is still considered mandatory on most bases. Probably a good thing as the all black clothing is hard to see in dim light.

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I get where you're going with that but maybe the of didn't have full stocks so the badge made a call?

IIRC the rank thing was addressed as hi-viz round the waist junior, over the shoulder senior.

seriously...

The Reflective Belt: An Icon Of The Global War On Terror

http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/05/s...-gonna-wear-three-reflective-belts-during-pt/

I loved being based with yanks. Our own problems seemed to just drift into obscurity.
 
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#46
I get where you're going with that but maybe the of didn't have full stocks so the badge made a call?
It could be. The older style APFT uniform has a wear out date too and until that wear out date arrives, Snuffy can still wear the old kit without fear of retribution.It still looks sloppy though. :threaten: If I were still in and was their PTI I'd give them a dose of running around in banana suits (yellow track suit, warm and scratchy, 1 ea.) That would learn 'em.
 
#47
It could be. The older style APFT uniform has a wear out date too and until that wear out date arrives, Snuffy can still wear the old kit without fear of retribution.It still looks sloppy though. :threaten: If I were still in and was their PTI I'd give them a dose of running around in banana suits (yellow track suit, warm and scratchy, 1 ea.) That would learn 'em.
I've still got one of the old grey t-shirts. Army on the front but without the dirty great a on the back :)
 
#48
That”s the old, old version. Back when we were issued grey sweatpants.

US uniforms don’t have an “everyone must switch together” date.
I personally will be wearing the UCP ACUs until the last possible moment. (End Sept 2019). I have plenty of the things and see no reason to put wear and tear on new OCP ACUs until I have to. I expect a bit of ribbing and occasional advice to “get with the program, you’re an officer and expected to set the example” comments, but I’m going to set the example by spending as little money as possible.

It does look a little odd, though.

 
#49
I was under the understanding that a number of uniformed items are purchased by the soldier and if so I too would not get new till the old was in taters. I may have got the wrong end of the stick on this. This may be where the confusion lies. PT kit is issued and exchanged when needed (23 years after issue I returned to the stores the same two red and one white PT vests and blue shorts and green underwear that still had my reg number on folded to fit the locker).

On the other hand the PRI provided t-shirts and sweet sheats in the relevant regimental colour.
 
#50
It’s a bit of both. As an officer, I have to buy everything. Enlisted get a basic minimum issue, but replacements or items in excess of the minimum still generally need to be paid for.
 
#51
It was a proper bummer when the RSM/ ASM at my LAD in BAOR informed some poor fecker that his boots required replacement. Usually a VM as he'd been ankle deep in engine oil for a couple of years.
He would probably have had the same pair of boots since basic training and were only just getting comfortable.

Breaking in a new pair of DMS was not for the faint hearted

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