Army Uniforms

Army Uniforms

The U.S. Army Service Uniform can trace its roots back to 1779. It is this sense of tradition that makes the Army uniform unique in many ways. Like the other services the Army has several uniforms including the Army Combat Uniform (ACU), the Army Green Service Uniform and the Blue Army Service Uniform. Each is to be worn in specific situations. ... more

Fort Detrick, Labor Union in Legal Tug-of-War Over Uniforms

Fort Detrick's garrison and a labor union are waiting for a military judge to decide whether it's illegal for the garrison to provide work uniforms to its blue-collar employees. The garrison started providing work uniforms for Fort Detrick public works employees under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers' Columbia L... more

Black Lawmakers Appeal to DoD Over Hairstyle Ban

This undated image shows new Army grooming regulations for females. New  regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers’ appearance are coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes are racially biased.

WASHINGTON -- Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. Sixteen female members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldi... more

ACU-Alternate Uniform Offers More Fit Options

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FORT SILL, Okla. -- A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training. The new uniform, several years in the making, was initially considered as being the first female-only uniform, but instead is now approved for both sexes and... more

History of U.S. Army Uniforms

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Late-18th Century The traditions of the United States Army, including its uniform and accoutrements, are rooted in the British Army of the 18th Century. Clothing of this period was characterized by tightly fitted smallclothes (waistcoat and breeches) and coats with tight fitted sleeves. Generally speaking, each soldier would receive a uniform c... more

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