US Army dumps beret as official ACU headgear

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After many years of hideous crimes against the beret, the septics are getting rid of most of them.
As one who's worn the maroon beret exclusively I'd put forth the argument that you Euros wear yours like Frenchmen.
 
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You'll be telling me next that they intend to adopt the Stetson and that this was not originally published on April 1 2011
Why not, Black beret was taken from the US Cavalry & Armor so why not the stetson. Modeled after the British tanker versions of course it was headgear that made sense in a tank. Black so that black greasy hands don't change the appearance and so on.
 
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When will we get rid of it. It looks toss/French. Why did we end up with such shite head dress?
 
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This is the only proper cap to wear when one is in ACU (which currently for the Army seems to be all the time now. :roll: ) Apparently we still have to wear the hated beret (WEE WEE MON SEWER) in our Class A dress though. I would say let the Airborne, Rangers, Green Berets, etc. have the lids of the appropriate colour for wear and give us regular dogfaces back our **** caps and bus driver hats. :rage:

 
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Thank Christ someone at HQDA finally listened to the Joes. Prefer my Field Cap, M1951 (Be it OD Woodland or DCU/ACU) anyday over that hunk of shit beret. And realistically who among the US gives a flying **** how you British wore it. Different army you dont wear yours properly like a Frenchman, so ******* what?
 
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But soldiers during the past decade have bemoaned the beret, which takes two hands to put on and can’t be carried in a pocket.
WTF!! Seriously, these were valid reasons? And how bloody small were the pockets they had! In my 13 years of beret wearing, I never once struggled to find a 'to hand' pocket it wouldn't fit into!
 
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WTF!! Seriously, these were valid reasons? And how bloody small were the pockets they had! In my 13 years of beret wearing, I never once struggled to find a 'to hand' pocket it wouldn't fit into!
Yours isn't a 10 gallon beret.
 
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WTF!! Seriously, these were valid reasons? And how bloody small were the pockets they had! In my 13 years of beret wearing, I never once struggled to find a 'to hand' pocket it wouldn't fit into!
Not "incapable of fitting it into a pocket". We aren't allowed to put it in the pocket. Technically, at least; people do it anyways.


Sorry this is a bit of topic but does anyone else think acu looks a bit daft
No direspect but I heard that half the worlds changing to multicam
Everyone who has to wear it, surely. It's one of the other things that gets bitched about.

We already use MultiCam in Afghanistan, but it's for in-theatre only. Good news, though, the US Army gave the industry a notice to submit new patterns for consideration in Phase IV of testing for the next pattern we'll wear. The requirements said they're basically looking at a four-pattern family: Forest, Desert, "Transitional", and then a pattern which will be used on kit to match all three. We should hear more in July, and we may have a new uniform to wear as early as 2012.

Personally, I can't wait. I hate the UCP pattern with a passion.

Army Camo Phase IV « Soldier Systems
The US Army Camouflage Plan
 
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WTF!! Seriously, these were valid reasons? And how bloody small were the pockets they had! In my 13 years of beret wearing, I never once struggled to find a 'to hand' pocket it wouldn't fit into!
Yeah but remember that the spams wear theirs by the acre.
 
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To get back on topic I think it's that nassive blue shield looking think that messes some of the US berets up
I agree with you on that one; though, there are different "flashes" (what we call them) depending on if you're with a special unit.

Personally, I don't have a problem with the beret as a dress headgear, I just wish ours didn't look quite so damn retarded. Still, they look more professional than the OTHER ridiculous hats we had to wear in dress.

The infamous and previously mention **** cap comes to mind.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
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Thank Christ someone at HQDA finally listened to the Joes. Prefer my Field Cap, M1951 (Be it OD Woodland or DCU/ACU) anyday over that hunk of shit beret. And realistically who among the US gives a flying **** how you British wore it. Different army you dont wear yours properly like a Frenchman, so ******* what?
You're just bitter about God's own head dress because you believed them when they told you you had to wear onions with it.
 

Travelgall

LE
Kit Reviewer
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This belongs in QM's clothing and equipment.

I have to say that the beret never seemed to work with US Military Traditions - except the SOG groups who'se tradition derived from us Brits. That said I'm not so sure that terrible Patrol Cap hat is the way forward.
 

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