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If i leave for army bootcamp in Febuary of 2009, will i be issued the Army green uniform or the new Army blue uniform?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Husband is in the Army and so is my son, since you will go to basic training in Feb 2009, you will be issued the new blue uniforms as they have already started to take place of the class A greens. they said that the greens are being faded out till 2010, so if you come in now the blues are being issued to new recruits, if you already have the greens they are good up until 2010.

    i looked it up and i had dates wrong, here is the article for you....

    Green Class A uniforms out

    By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer

    Posted : Friday Aug 22, 2008 14:47:55 EDT

    The days of the green Class A’s are over.

    The Army’s plan to make dress blues the only Army Service Uniform has been approved and soldiers who own the uniform are encouraged to begin wearing it now, the Army announced Wednesday.

    The move to eliminate the green uniform is designed to streamline soldiers’ clothing bags while modernizing the way the traditional blue uniform is worn.

    The new wear policy was announced Wednesday in an Army-wide message from Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

    The most significant change, aside from the switch from green to blue, is the option to wear a combat service identification badge, something that was not allowed with the blues.

    “This uniform is part of a larger modular uniform system. It’s the culmination of a transformation effort that began back in 2004,” Preston told Army Times, referring to the development of the Army Combat Uniform and its introduction in May 2005. “The ACU really streamlined the impact on soldiers and, of course, that same thought process was really applied to our dress uniform.”

    Preston said the blue uniform has come out overwhelmingly ahead in several surveys of soldiers asked their preference for a dress uniform, and in more than 150 forums he conducted over the past two years.

    The vast majority of soldiers also expressed a desire to display their combat credentials, he said.

    Other changes include:

    • Soldiers who wear green, tan or maroon berets, soldiers assigned to air assault coded positions and military police on duty will be permitted to blouse their trousers with the black leather combat boot.

    • The black, tan, maroon and green beret will be permitted with all uniforms. Men and women in the rank of corporal and above will have the option of wearing a service cap, for which there will be a stipend. Commanders will be authorized to determine which headgear should be worn for a particular event.

    • During the development of the uniform, a grey shirt had been considered, but the Army decided that white shirts will be worn with all Class A and B uniforms because it “showcases the soldiers’ uniform,” Preston said.

    The new uniform will be available at clothing sales stores next summer.

    Soldiers graduating from basic training will get it as part of their clothing bag by the summer of 2010.

    Clothing allowances will be adjusted, and every soldier will be wearing the blue uniform by 2014.

    Source(s): both husband and son in the army
  • Kojak
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    1 decade ago

    You will be issued a green dress uniform.... the dress blue uniform is currently formal attire; they are not "new" been around a long time, you must buy buy them if you want them. The "new" blue uniform ( optional wear currently) will not be issued until the fall of 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Service_Uniform

  • 4 years ago

    my buddy you cant of been very well at your activity thats why the royal engineers bought rid of you. royal engineers everybody is aware of the tale and at the 7th day god made guy then at the eighth day he made the royal engineer and the satan stood rigidly to concentration. the most important so much strong corp within the british military why simply ask lieutenant richard merriett chard V.C.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think the Dress Blues will become standard until next year. I could be wrong though.

    They are ugly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You will get all issued at one time.

  • 1 decade ago

    the work clothes(fatigues)...class A,,,dress.............talk to the recruiter

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