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    Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:04 pm

    Found this one this week and bought it because I have not seen Desert Marpat blouses without the usual  large embroidered EGA on the left breast  pocket.

    Can only assume it was issued to USN personnel ; no Marine would wear the blouse without the  EGA.

    The tags are normal MCCUU tags and remain crispy.  The pattern does include small EGA logos.

    As far as I know USN personnel attached to USMC units usually wear the exact same blouses as the Marines so I am wondering if this is  perhaps due to  new uniform regulations .

    Any info is welcome..


                                                                                                  

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                  

                                                                                                 



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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:10 pm

    Maybe an oddball top that slipped into the market before the EGA was embroidered on it? I'll have to check the next time I see a corpsman in MARPAT to see if the uniform still has EGA or not.


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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:52 pm

    Thanks Ben,

    Would be great to find out. All the corpsmen I have seen so far do wear blouses with embroidered EGA ..

    I know they wear the Corpsman insignia on the left collar point as they did with DCUs..

    Don't think this thing was worn much.. Tags show one or two washings at most..

    No nametape/ US Marines tape were ever sown onto it...Could be a freak !!


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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by Philip on Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:58 pm

    Check the pattern, it does not match the right angle. Maybe it was ment to go on the other side or it was later added.

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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:13 pm

    Definitely came as it is..no signs of adding or deleting..

    Very possible it was mistake..


                                                                                         












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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:17 am

    Interesting piece. I'd be surprised if that slipped through quality assurance. They reject stuff for really tiny things and this is a major one.

    A friend of mine is a Chief (shore logistics) and when he deployed in Bahrain in 2004 everybody wore 3 color. When he went to Afghanistan he wore NWUIII. I suppose there is a situation where Navy would wear MARPAT, but I've not heard of one.

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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:07 pm

    Well, Navy Corpsmen wear Marpat ( with EGA) when attached to Marines, and there are also these guys who basically wear what they  need to according to the situation..

                                                                   
















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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:18 pm

    Yeah, for sure those directly attached wear MARPAT. But like you say, they seem to wear standard Marines issue including the logo. A friend of mine was Naval intelligence and he served in an Iraqi HQ wearing standard ACU/UCP. Which makes sense because the whole reason behind wearing the same uniform as the forces you are serving with is to not stick out Wink

    I guess there might be enough headcount and consistency to have separate uniforms made for Corpsman, so perhaps they tried a batch. The "wrong" direction in your example could just be what happens when the contractor deviates from standard practices. Normally the logo would be put on cloth first, then sewn into a pocket. Pretty easy to tell which side goes up in that case Wink

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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by 59tankbat on Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:57 pm

    I found this pic, i now its not the same as yr shirt but intresting info about the diff marpat camo's
    i found it at : www.hyperstealth.com/baseline/



    U.S. Navy AOR1

    When the U.S. NAVY began to issue their AOR1 (desert) camouflage, the USMC asked the Navy to restrict that pattern to the Navy SEAL teams (and not all Navy Ground personnel) as the colors were so close to the USMC MARPAT Desert that it was confusing to determine which branch the soldier was with. However, even though there is only a slight difference in colors - AOR1 managed to beat MARPAT desert in U.S. Army testing.
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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by 59tankbat on Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:57 am

    I found these navy shirts from Member Jimmyduncan23. only they hav no Ega tags./label.


    Link: iacmc.forumotion.com/t5206p250-my-latest-2-months-of-uniforms

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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:37 am

    Those are not Marpat blouses, they are NWU..( II and III ) blouses.

    They would not have any EGA logos ( eagle /globe /anchor ). If you look closely at the patterns ACE logos (anchor/constitution/eagle) are visible, especially on the NWU III blouse...










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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by ripcord on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:26 pm

    More strange things with the recent  Marpat acquisition..

    The blouse came with supposedly matching trousers .
     
    As I was looking at labels for further clues , I observed that all 4  inner pockets of the trousers are made with 3 color DCU material, not desert  Marpat..

    Both garments were manufactured by EA Industries Inc. and have similar contract numbers..  Has anyone else seen  use of older ( pattern ) materials  mixed with current ?

                         

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                       



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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by Philip on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:36 pm

    Yes, seen before. Also the woodland version or 6 color desert pants with 3 color desert interior.

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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by 59tankbat on Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:58 pm

    Yes i hav a ACU pants with bdu woodland inner pocket.
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    Re: Desert Marpat USN ??

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:32 am

    That is a strange one for sure! 2001 was pretty much the start of production, so I guess there were some shortcuts taken at the time.

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