U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino

The Air Force has made some seriously boneheaded uniform decisions. The last one, the Airman’s Battle Uniform, was possibly the most ironic uniform ever developed. It was so bad in battle, airmen who went outside the wire were given a different garb to wear when they accompanied a QRF or patrolled off-post.

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The Air Force has officially adopted the Army’s camouflage pattern, but don’t expect the rest of the services to follow suit — that’s just crazy talk. Both the Marines and the Navy plan to continue to wear their distinct camo patterns, service officials told Task & Purpose.

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Air Force / Staff Sgt. Amber E. Jacobs.

The Air Force is “taking a really hard look” at whether the service’s uniforms and gear fit female airmen correctly, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters on Thursday.

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The Air Force’s top enlisted triggered a selfie backlash on March 26th. His offense? He wore a prototype of a new uniform that very few airmen are authorized yet to wear, a move that many felt was “rubbing it in.”

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U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class James Johnson

Editor’s Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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