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#82495 - 01/11/07 04:34 PM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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A pair of levis on a normal day or a 100+ degree day?

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That being said, I can say when I was first told to wear wool I was probably 16... and I must have shot this completely "you've gotta be kidding me" look to them. 8 years later, I couldn't care less, though in reality it took only a few shoots to get comfortable. I just find it ironic that when I at first was shooting I was afraid of the discomfort, now I welcome them as comfortable severe weather clothing!
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#82497 - 01/11/07 06:41 PM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Thank you Izzy, I will check it out.

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#82498 - 01/12/07 04:02 AM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Registered: 04/24/06
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Loc: Tennessee
Yep, I seen soldiers at the laundromat take them ACUs right out of the dryer as smooth and wrinkle-free as can be. As far as "not having to take uniforms to the cleaners" goes - I guess they were just referring to those guys who don't do their own laundry.
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#82499 - 01/12/07 04:06 AM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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"...those guys who don't do their own laundry..."

Didn't know too many of those, back in the days of $200 a month pay. Before taxes...
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#82500 - 01/12/07 04:16 AM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Registered: 04/24/06
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Oh, I remember what it is now. They are referring to the uniforms it replaces. There is only going to be two uniforms in the U.S. Army now. The Dress Blues and the ACUs. EVERYTHING else is being phased out. The ACUs will be accepted as normal wear as opposed to before when they expected some kind of dress uniform that has to be maintained by taking to the cleaners, etc. Believe it or not Dress Greens are going bye bye.
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#82501 - 01/12/07 04:25 AM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Actually, I had dress blues, but I was stuck working with the guys wearing dress greens for most of my four years...
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#82502 - 01/12/07 05:28 AM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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By cleaners, I think they mean that it doesn't need to be ironed, pressed or (for all old soldiers out there) startched.

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#82503 - 01/12/07 01:29 PM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Registered: 11/25/06
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Loc: MA
Well, I think that most in the combat arms part of the military didnt worry too much about taking our stuff to the cleaners. In the units I served with, we had ONE pair of starched BDUs, and ONE pair of "garrison" boots. The rest were ratty field wear stuff. We figured we were out in the field 8 months out of the year, so, we could get away with wearing a highly starched uniform for a week at a time, without going back to the cleaners.
And, field boots didnt polish well. Shiny things in the field=bad.
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#82504 - 01/12/07 03:27 PM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Took the brass a while to figure that one out...
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#82505 - 01/12/07 04:48 PM Re: Generation III ECWCS
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Registered: 06/29/05
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Loc: Cypress, TX
How are the ECWCS (any generation) regarding noise while moving? Stalking wildlife in the field (camera shooting - gotta get closer than for ammo shooting!) with some of the civilian brand jackets/pants can be a challenge sometimes when the fabric layers rub together and make too much noise. To me it's almost like walking too fast in corduroy pants! Is the military stuff any quieter?
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