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Department of Defense

Remove Mandatory "Service Dress"

In most branches, they have decided that wearing the Service Dress or "blues" is mandatory at least one day per week. While this may seem like a good idea to a general who sits behind a desk, in an air conditioned office all day long... it is FAR from realistic for most the jobs handled in the military. The cost of the uniforms to be constantly replaced, cleaned and altered is a burden to the people who wear them. Worst... more »

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Military uniforms

Oh. My. Goodness - Where to begin? We have at LEAST 4 main branches of the military. Each branch as at LEAST 2 uniforms (for the Air Force we have ABUs, BDUs (that are phasing out), Blues, Service Dress, Mess Dress, Informal...) It's unrealistic. Not to mention a whole WASTE of paper that outlines specific rules and measurements for wearing each uniform... down to the 1/4 inch!
Are you KIDDING?! We're a military... more »

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Inefficient uniform selection/creation

I'm not asking for 1 uniform for all services, but I do ask that there be a standard in place for the approval of new uniforms for each service. The new utility uniform for the USAF was an obvious sign of incompetence that even the company hired to make the uniforms advised against (they even go so far as to apologize to airmen and detail the process on their website: http://www.tigerstripeproducts.com/airforcetiger.htm)!... more »

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Single Combat Uniform

There is no practical need to have 5 different combat uniforms for the 5 branches of service. Especially in this day and age when we are ever more jointly focused. The five branches used the same BDU (Battle Dress Uniform) pattern for decades, why the switch? I know each service expressed the desire to have their "own" "unique" combat uniform, but why? The five branches already have "unique" uniforms for their respective... more »

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Civilian DOD Full-Time Air Reserve Technicians

I love my career in the USAF Reserves. As a full-time Air Reserve Technician the past two years we've been ordered to wear our part-time Reserve uniforms as DoD Civil Service employees daily. This is costing the USA government at 5 million dollars annually. Not to mention the yearly cash awards to other officers to maintain dress and appearance standards daily. Please consider giving this money back to the USA tax... more »

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Eliminate Annual Clothing Allowances for Military

Each year, on the anniversary date of the enlisted military member, they recieve a clothing allowance. Based upon the branch of service and sex of the member, they recieve between 388.80 - 608.40. (www.military.com)

As of 31 May 2011, the Department of Defense had 1,182,849 enlisted members worldwide from all services. (DoD Personnle and military casualty statistics)

If the U.S. would do away with this automatic... more »

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