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Army Unveils Pink Camouflage Uniform

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erudne, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Army Unveils Pink Camouflage Uniform
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    Duffel Blog image from US Army photo.
    Army Unveils Pink Camouflage Uniform For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Yossarian
    October 4, 2015
    Army

    THE PENTAGON — The Army unveiled a new uniform today, the result of a newly-announced partnership with the National Football League to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink camouflage uniform, dubbed Pink Camouflage Pattern (PCP), will be made available to all soldiers within the next week.

    “We’ve previously partnered with the NFL in promoting research for traumatic brain injury, and are pleased to again partner with them for another noble cause,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

    It’s not yet clear what role the pink camouflage uniforms will play in Army combat operations. The uniforms have been undergoing field testing with a Special Forces unit on a mission in Nigeria training troops to combat Boko Haram. Even though the unit’s role is limited to training and support and not direct combat, the unit has suffered 70% casualties in the first two weeks of wearing the uniform.

    “It’s too early to conclude if this will be the most effective combat uniform for the Army,” said Dailey, “but I’m sure it won’t be any worse than the Universal Camouflage Pattern.”

    While some have criticized the NFL for promoting breast cancer awareness as a cynical public relations stunt aimed at increasing female viewership, senior leaders are quick to dismiss such criticism.

    “I don’t believe the NFL is doing this to increase ratings by attracting female viewers to their testosterone-laden gladiator sport, or to counter negative publicity from their rash of players using women as punching bags. I believe they genuinely care about women’s health issues,” said new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

    “As does the Army. We definitely aren’t doing this as part of a public relations campaign aimed at increasing female recruitment to a professional culture of violence that has been accused of having unequal opportunities for women and sexually assaulting women at an alarming rate. Our only aim is combatting the scourge of breast cancer.”

    The NFL has also been the subject of criticism because very little of the proceeds from its pink ribbon campaign actually supports breast cancer research.

    “The Army will contribute fifteen cents from every uniform sold to breast cancer research,” said Dailey. “It’s the least we can do. Literally.”


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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    :s0092:Even though the unit’s role is limited to training and support and not direct combat, the unit has suffered 70% casualties in the first two weeks of wearing the uniform.
     
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  3. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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  5. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    It's for when martial law gets declared for the unit charged with locking down San Fran.
     
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  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Available on Etsy. Which is very surprising to me.

    Pink is not an listed color, but I am certain it is available.


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  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    LoL. A buddy of mine who is not a fan of "the gays" as he put it was joking about them goin to pink camo now that they have an openly gay secretary...
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I support the cause for sure.

    BUT

    Why not just use that money for research or to open more health facilities that will continue to do good at times other then just "BC Month".

    What a waste of money IMO.
     
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  9. USMC-03

    USMC-03 Moscow on the Willamette (i.e. Portland, Oregon) Well-Known Member

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    It's a brave new world. Yeah....

    But then that color goes surprisingly well with the standard issue Monica beanie...
     
  10. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    TMI :p :oops: :rolleyes: :cool: :s0101:

    Segue, true story. My BIL has cancer, and is also mentally ill, and often does not pause to think of his chosen topic.

    He called me yesterday, that he had a GOOD Stool.

    My care giver walks in, and said that log truck which just went by had a Big One on it....

    I was hurting from Not laughing about that "Big Log"

    philip, who listens to everything his BIL says, as he really is not long to be in this world...
     
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  11. decklin

    decklin WA Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the duffleblog.
    Such a fun site to visit.
     
  12. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

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    This is just absolutely embarrassing.. I still love America and can not imagine living anywhere else, but everything I love about it is being demonized and now even our military is being degraded and an alarming rate. So many things I see these days lead me to believe we are being led to destruction rather then greatness.
    I once was heavily considering a career in the air force, but could not stomach the idea of signing away my liberties to this Govt we have in place now.

    %70 casualties, that is disgusting.. I can not even imagine what their families are going through, dying for your country in a bubbleguming pink uniform?
    Im sure Mr Obummer would love to piss on their graves too
     
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  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    This is why they need our guns. They sold theirs to buy special pink dye.
     
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