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    Post by Wolverine Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:01 pm

    Here is recent DCU pick up - the size is small x-short:

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    Post by ripcord Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:22 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Sal - that is some solid attention to detail!

    Thanks Andrew..  Mainly know this stuff because I am a former Squid, albeit the Airdale type.  

    Also, if you notice, on the blueberry blouse and trousers the US Navy and nametapes are embroidered in gold letters.     Gold letters are for Officers and CPOs   ( Chief Petty Officer ). Silver is for E6 and below.

    Nice double Big Red One..


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    Post by Wolverine Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:52 pm

    Sal, while we are looking at USN items, do you have any insights on this one? A Seabees BDU with an 83rd ARCOM SSI?
    This is an early model jacket with Elvis collar, dated 1982.
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    Post by ripcord Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:00 pm

    Andrew,

    Another good one..

    Looks like at some point Mr. Young was attached to 83rd. ARCOM.   Probably during a large construction project.

    Not uncommon to see US Army SSIs worn on blouses from other services .


    I have a couple of USAF blouses somewhere with 82nd Abn. SSIs and jump wings.
    CIBs and other appropriate decorations are authorized for wear to those who earn them while attached to an US Army unit.


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    Post by Wolverine Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:46 pm

    Yes, I had seen army SSIs on the air force BDUs, but this is the first one I have come upon for the navy. Thanks.
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    Post by ripcord Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:15 pm

    You're quite welcome Andrew..



    BTW, here is a photo of Mr. Kelley's blueberry with golden Information Dominance insignia and silver enlisted type Expeditionary insignia.










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    Post by Wolverine Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:14 pm

    Nice group!
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    Post by ripcord Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:47 pm

    Thanks.

    I do like uncommon...
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    Post by Wolverine Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:22 pm

    Here's one that followed me home the other day:
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    Post by ripcord Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:30 pm

    Nice one !

    Good complete ones like this are getting scarcer..


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    Post by Wolverine Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:02 am

    I agree; I picked this one out of a pile of about 50. Most of the rest were fully or partially stripped.
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    Post by ripcord Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:01 pm

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    Post by Bert353 Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:56 pm

    Hello, does anyone here know if it is possible somewhere to get a new set of original ( no tru-spec or other copies) woodland B.D.U.'s 50/50 nyco cotton in Large?
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    Post by ripcord Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:15 pm

    Bert353 wrote:Hello, does anyone here know if it is possible somewhere to get a new set of original ( no tru-spec or other copies) woodland B.D.U.'s 50/50 nyco cotton in Large?

    PM sent.




    Here is a really nice blueberry blouse from a test pilot/squadron commander.      This blouse is near mint as this officer basically lived in a flight suit..




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    Post by ripcord Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:06 pm

    A trio of interesting pieces.
                                                                                                   




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    Post by mylle Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:30 pm

    One day you have to post a pic of youre BDU/DCU rack. That would be impressive for sure. Wink
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    Post by ripcord Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:35 pm

    Hi Alex,

    One day, I will.. For now they are resting in big yellow plastic bins waiting for me to build some racks..
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    Post by Wolverine Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:29 pm

    The USAF BDU is a pretty scarce type Sal.

    I know what you mean about racks...
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    Post by ripcord Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:03 am

    Thanks Andrew..

    These do not come up very often...

    I have 2 or 3 other similar USAF BDU blouses, but this is my first one with 2 SSIs.

    The other 2 blouses in that post are not too bad either..
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    Post by Wolverine Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:22 am

    I'll say. One of them looks familiar...
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    Post by Wolverine Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:31 am

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    Post by ripcord Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:02 pm

    Nice !!

    Killer patch !

    1st Cav SSI and US Army parachute insignia. These sometimes have blue USAF parachute insignia .
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    Post by Wolverine Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:08 am

    Yes, have seen the blue parachute wings on the loose, but I don't think I have any on a uniform.

    Note that this jacket is a commercial example with slightly abbreviated sleeves.
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    Post by ripcord Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:53 am

    Andrew, the 3 qualification patches:  parachute , command and control, and air assault breast insignia are all blue on this blouse.  
    It's not easy to see at first , but if you notice how green the SSIs are in contrast to other insignia, and considering USAF tape and nametape are blue, then it becomes more obvious.

    Have seen plenty of commercial DCUs, badged and used alongside issue.   Shorter sleeves are something new to me.


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