Uniform procurement

How much uniforms did the military produce per year? By uniforms, i mean combat fatigues. From my understanding, they spent billions, but the amount of uniforms is pretty vague. However, there is always some kind of surplus that resulted in them getting stored or whatever.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    we missed recruiting numbers by a lot, back to back to back now while procurement of uniforms apparently kept going brrrrrrrrt
    you can delete this thread now if you want

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Even before the recruitment crisis, there was always a surplus of uniforms. The only ones that had shortages are the marines, but thats due issues with logistics in regards to marpat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well yeah, if you suddenly draft bodies but have no uniforms, you're caught with your pants down. It is much better to have a material surplus and a manpower shortage in peacetime with potential for wartime than vice-versa.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do thousands of military uniforms end up on civie market every time? Woodland. UCP, and now multicam

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because people can just sell or donate their old uniforms when they get out. You can also just go buy them at any time online or in store. Like what are you trying to figure out?

      Uniforms aren't a heavy regulated item. They're just clothes. That's why it's very common to see civilians wearing Army shit. It's not hard to get.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because people can just sell or donate their old uniforms when they get out. You can also just go buy them at any time online or in store. Like what are you trying to figure out?

      Uniforms aren't a heavy regulated item. They're just clothes. That's why it's very common to see civilians wearing Army shit. It's not hard to get.

      If you're talking about used ones, people just donate or resell their uniforms. If you're talking about the ones that still have the tags and everything, every now and then, people find old stocks of uniforms that haven't been issued yet. Or people just buy shit from the PX without ever wearing them and sold them once they found the box of NWT uniforms that they never bothered to wear. Some countries have regulations in regards to wearing/distributing military uniforms, but america doesn't have those laws because the supreme court pretty much ruled that people get to wear what they want. Despite Congress's efforts to battle stolen valor by making it illegal to wear military uniforms outside of the military, but the supreme court shut it down quickly.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        tbh isn't it considered fraud to wear a full regs uniform if you're not a member of the branch represented on the tag

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          When he said tags, he meant clothes tags like you see on new clothes at the store, not the velcro nametapes and Army tape. Those are also very easy to remove, even if they're sewn on.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          By tags, I mean tags that you see on new clothings. Also, even if you wore full uniform with the ribbons and or ranks on it, its not illegal. It falls under the first amendment as long as you never lie about being a vereran for the sake of government benefits.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its not against the law to wear full uniforms. People may look at you weird, but its not illegal per say.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, it just makes the most nothing going on welfare queens seethe and scream.

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          How much uniforms did the military produce per year? By uniforms, i mean combat fatigues. From my understanding, they spent billions, but the amount of uniforms is pretty vague. However, there is always some kind of surplus that resulted in them getting stored or whatever.

          Military often make the standard for the uniform then farm them out to textile and clothing manufacturers. During the M81 Woodland BDU days, they used Gentec, which was prison labor. So lots of these makers will often sell uniforms or the government will overstock purchase their orders since it is quite literally a wear item.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yea, but I wonder how much they make oer year

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What the frick was Congress thinking lol.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          During the early days of the GWOT, there was a big problem if people defrauding the government and public by pretending to be veterans. This caused Congress a the time to introduce a bill that deals with them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not that unreasonable. It's illegal to impersonate a government officials or employees pretty much everywhere, and service members are included in that. Civilians who don't know shit about the military though, don't realize that pretty much no servicemembers where uniforms outside of work unless they're going to lunch or running a quick errand.

          Even wearing your formal dress uniforms to authorized civilian events has fallen pretty far out of favor these days.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            During the early days of the GWOT, there was a big problem if people defrauding the government and public by pretending to be veterans. This caused Congress a the time to introduce a bill that deals with them.

            Huh well whatever. I keep seeing more zoomers using and wearing UCP stuff which is pretty fubby.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Its illegal to wear uniforms. Congress tried to pass a bill that makes it illegal for non vets to wear uniforms, but that never went anywhere because its stupid. So majority of laws regarding to stolen valor just pertain to whether you committed fraud against the VA or not.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Its not illegal*

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Congress tried to pass a bill that makes it illegal for non vets to wear uniforms

                I don't really think it's that big of a deal as long they would have allowed exceptions for collectors, reenactors, filmmaking, Halloween costumes and people who wear unmarked surplus cammies. You gotta think no other profession was impersonated to the same degree as service members were during the GWOT, so it makes that a law was made because it did become a legit problem.

                If you're not doing one of the aforementioned activities, there is no legitimate reason to wear a uniform with name, rank, medals, and unit patches. Again the problem wasn't people in old BDUs going hunting. It was people buying Marine Dress Blues and pretending to be Sgt Major of Marine Corps at Waffle House for 5% off their meal. I honestly don't think things would be that different if the law were passed assuming Congress didn't frick it up.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                What if they don't have the resources to even get the patches/names off, moron? Are you going to arrest some poverish guy because he was wearing some BDUs/ACUs he got from good will that still has the patches and names? Overall, what Congress tried to do was stupid and violated the first amendment because you may never know if they are committing stolen valor unless they actually try to defraud the VA and gain some fame. Some people like to Larp and some people don't really have the resources to take off everything. Even the stolen valor law that Congress revised got taken down by the supreme court in 2012, because it doesn't do anything aside from harming people who does not even try to get benefits from the VA.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >What if they don't have the resources to even get the patches/names off, moron? Are you going to arrest some poverish guy because he was wearing some BDUs/ACUs he got from good will that still has the patches and names?

                If you can't figure that out, you shouldn't be free to walk the streets. Literally take a knife and cut them off.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How much uniforms did the military produce per year?

    The uniforms are produced and sold to the government by a civilian agency. In the Army, everyone gets four ACUs, 2 regular and 2 hot weather. However you can get just buy new fatigues at the PX whenever you want if you damage them, get fat, or just want more.

    I'm kinda confused at the purpose of your question tbh. Would you ever wonder about how many t-shirts American Eagle makes in a year?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The question is mainly about the numbers of units they produce on a annual basis.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have you tried Google?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Tried, but its only giving me the monetary value with it stating that the numbers it produced can be "flexible"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well, there you go. It's a supply and demand thing. How would you expect us to know something that Google doesn't?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >google doesn't
              Google doesn't know everything and its algorithmic based. So the accuracy of the information can vary.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                While that is true, the question you asked had a quantifiable answer which generally Google is pretty good at answering if the quantity is known.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I stopped using google a while ago. Kept giving results I wasn't looking for and it would auto-correct and remove key words.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was just talking to my grandpa about how many emesis bags get made a year.
      Sometimes people are curious about production numbers.

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