Have You Seen The Army’s Brand-New Uniforms? What It Means For Soldiers

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In an ode to what the United States Army called “America’s Greatest Generation,” they will be changing the everyday business-wear uniform that soldiers wear – starting in 2020.

Currently, everyone wears the Army Blues Uniform as everyday business-wear, but that specific uniform will change roles beginning shortly – and a whole new uniform will take its place. And although the uniform might be new, it takes cues from World War II uniform worn more than 50 years ago.


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First announced on Veteran’s Day 2018 (November 11th), the new revival of the “pink and green” uniform worn during World War II is meant to create a deeper understanding of the Army and connection to the service branch in specific areas.

“The Army believes this high-quality uniform will instill pride, bolster recruiting and enhance readiness,” an Army press release said.


The “Army Greens” uniform is to include khaki pants, brown leather oxfords, and offer an optional leather bomber jacket as outerwear. Women will have the option to wear a pencil skirt and pumps.


The Army Combat Uniform – also called the Operational Camouflage Pattern is to remain the duty and field uniform for all Army soldiers.

Soldiers who are reporting to their first units in the summer of 2020 will be some of the first issued the uniform as standard, and it will become mandatory for all soldiers by 2028. All the uniforms will be manufactured in the USA and will not cost American taxpayers any more than current uniforms as part of the annual military budget.

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