Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Army Retrofitting Combat Uniforms

Some soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been holding on by the seat of their pants.

Seems the US Army is retrofitting 1 million unforms because of what it calls "crotch durability problems."

Heavy wear and tear is tearing out the inseams on the baggy battle britches. Seems the seams were only single stitched -- and these troops are doing double or triple tours.

The Army says the tears are unacceptable. They demand that battle uniforms hold up to anything short of direct fire. (USAToday)

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