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Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Pink and Greens Return

In 1924 the US Army authorized what would become a legendary military uniform. Known as the “pink and green” for its tan-pants with a light rose hugh (“pink”) and it’s olive-colored jacket (“green”) this uniform was Army standard until 1948. The pink and green uniform was completely phased out by 1958.

Now, as we approach the twenties of the 21st century the pink and greens are coming back.

On November 11, 2018, the U.S. Army announced it would adopt a new uniform patterned on the pink and greens although the Army brass insists on calling the new uniform “Army Green”. The plan is for the uniforms to be phased-in beginning in 2020 and to be completed by 2028. The blue Army uniform will return to being purely for ceremonial.

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