Archive for the ‘ASU’ Category

Fort Knox First Post to Issue Army’s New World War II-style Dress Uniforms

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

FORT KNOX, Ky. — A line formed inside the Fort Knox Military Clothing Sales store July 8 as several recruiting students anticipated being the first to be issued the Army’s newest uniform — the Army Green Service Uniform.

Considered a nostalgic nod to the greatest generation — who fought in World War II — the green and beige uniform has caused strong reactions in civilians and Soldiers alike.

“This is kind of cool, especially for these students, because they’re going to be the face of the Army when they go out there,” said Sgt. 1st Class Wesley Wills, career recruiter and Army Recruiter Course instructor. “To put them in the new uniform makes sense to me because they’re going to be engaging the public. It’s going to be good for the Army.”

In Week 4 of the six-week recruiter course, the 70 Soldiers attending were divided into two groups so Army & Air Force Exchange Service personnel could effectively issue all pieces of the uniform set. The set issued to the recruiters includes a service coat, two pairs of pants, a long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirt each, a pair of shoes, socks, tie, belt, gloves and the distinctive cap.

“This uniform goes back to our historical identity,” said Wills. “When I was out recruiting and wore the Army Service Uniform, a lot of times I was asked if I was in the Air Force. Whereas, I believe these are a little truer to who we are.”

Already a recruiter in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sgt. Rochelle Walsingham said she was excited to be part of the class that gets the uniform. She noted some differences from other uniforms.

“It’s a little heavier than the other ones. The jacket’s a lot heavier and more durable than other jackets are,” she said. “But the AGSUs are more form-fitting for the females. That was a big problem for the ASU for the females. These actually fit more to your form, and we were told you are able to take them out more or bring them in more, so it helps a lot.”

She said when her unit found out she would be one of the first to get issued the new uniforms, they wanted her to take some pictures.

“They’re very jealous,” said Walsingham. “They said, ‘What?!? You already get yours?’ I said, ‘Yeah, and I don’t have to pay for it.’”

Uniforms will go on sale to other Soldiers who want to buy them beginning July 10. Drill sergeants are expected to be the next group to receive the uniforms, and new recruits are expected to be issued the uniforms in the fall. AAFES officials say other installations will begin receiving them shortly afterward.

Emmanuel Belt, the Fort Knox Military Clothing Sales store manager, said they found out in April that Fort Knox would become the first to receive the uniforms. Excitement at the installation has been building since.

“I’m really surprised at how much enthusiasm there is with this uniform,” said Belt. “I thought people wouldn’t want to spend any more money on uniforms, but they all really want this uniform. And it looks great, too.”

By Eric Pilgrim

US Army Announces Limited Wear Test For Green Service Uniform, Issues Wear Guidance

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Last week, the US Army G-1 issued a memo announcing a limited wear test of the Army Green Service Uniform which is reminiscent of the so-called ‘Pinks and Greens’ Officer’s Uniform of World War II.

Although the Secretary of the Army officially approved and announced the Army Green Service Uniform on 11 November 2018 as the new service uniform to replace the Army Service Uniform (ASU) in the future, as of right now, only limited wear testers are allowed to wear the uniform and it is not approved for any other personnel nor is it available for purchase.

Here is the wear guidance. This will give you an idea of what will be worn on the AGSU in the future.

82nd Abn Div CSM Displays Army Green Service Uniform

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

CSM Arthur “Cliff” Burgoyne Jr, the 82nd Airborne Division Sergeant Major, took to Facebook to display the retro-style Army Green Service Uniform which will soon be replacing the current Blue-hued Army Service Uniform. In these photos he wears all three headgear options: Overseas Cap, Beret and Service Cap.

New Army Green Service Uniform Sighted At The Kremlin

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Kremlin you say? That’s right.

Dr Andrew “Drew” Morgan is an NASA astronaut ad crew member of the upcoming mission Expedition 60. Dr Morgan is also a Colonel in the US Army who specializes in emergency medicine with a sub-specialty certification in primary care sports medicine. This West Point graduate has served a flight surgeon and diving medical officer with 1st Bn, 3rd SFG(A). His military skills and professional training include: Command and General Staff College, Ranger School, Combat Diver Qualification Course, Airborne and Freefall (HALO/HAHO) Parachutist Courses, and multiple high threat environment survivability courses.

He is at Red Square during pre-mission activities. On July 20th he will will launch on the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos for a mission on the International Space Station. 

Photo Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger  

Army Green Uniform

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The upcoming Army Green Uniform made an appearance recently at Boston’s Fenway Park in Boston on recruiters from the New England Recruiting Battalion. They were joined by MG Frank Muth (second from left) the CG of Army Recruiting Command.

PEO Soldier Surveys Textile Industry for Army Green Service Uniform Manufacturers

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Last week, Program Executive Office Soldier, Ft. Belvoir, VA issued a market investigation to identify domestic manufacturers as sources of the complete Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU).

The US Army announced adoption of the new dress uniform on Veteran’s Day. According to the announcement, the AGSU is part of an effort to help form a stronger connection between the Army and the country. The uniform invokes an image of our Army at its most popular and connects that heritage to today’s Soldier. Adopting the AGSU will enable the Army to re-establish a distinctive look, renew a strong uniform tradition in the Army and distinguish our Soldiers from the other services.

An complete AGSU includes dress coat, two pairs of pants, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt, one tie, one pair leather oxfords, two pairs of socks, garrison cap, belt with buckle and all-weather coat.

This survey does not include optional items such as the service cap, Ike jacket, windbreaker, leather flight jacket or jump boots.

In addition to information on potential offerers’ manufacturing capabilities including equipment, facilities, and quality management systems, PEO Soldier wants to know if the could deliver the following quantities to the Government:

– Provide product demonstration models for the AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 90 days of contract award?

– Provide 6,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 275 days of contract award?

– Provide up to 150,000 complete AGSU ensembles (including accessories) within 19 months of contract award?

– Offer subcontracts for like items to current manufacturers of Army Blue Service Uniform, supplying them fabrics, in lieu of GFM and meet the financial obligations required to do so?

– Make, stock, maintain and ship on order an tariff/inventory of 1,000 (minimum) and 50,000 (maximum) complete AGSU uniform ensembles for up to 36 months after contract award?

– Provide Special Fielding services for up to 5,000 uniform ensembles. Services may include off site sizing, alterations, make-to-fit, expedited production, expedited delivery, and full set up of uniforms.

Naturally, this requires domestic sourcing and all materials and work must be Berry compliant. Responses are due Dec 14, 2018 11:59 pm Eastern. For full details, visit

The SMA Doesn’t Want You To Call The New Dress Uniform “Pinks and Greens”; How About “OGs” Instead?

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Adoption of the back-to-the-future Green Service Dress Uniform has been a multi-year project for Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey. Now that the Army has formally announced adoption of the World War Two-inspired uniform, they don’t want it to be referred to by its original nickname.

Rather than “Pinks and Greens” which stems from the hues of the fabrics used to tailor the original private purchase uniform reserved for wear by officers, the Army will refer to the updated style as “Greens” which unfortunately is the same name used for the dark green business suit adopted in the 50s to replace this one.

Instead, I recommend the Army call this uniform the “OG” which was long used by the Army to denote the color Olive Green, but also gives a nice tip of the hat to the “Original GIs” who wore this uniform while crushing the enemies of freedom.


Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

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