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Old 08-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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I was on the brigade a few weeks ago, for those who don't know it is a variant of the chive, a picture website. Anywho, i read a caption that read Soldiers painted their faces black some having skulls as they were preparing for a "last stand". I just wanted some info on the subject, just were and when it took place. This is the picture i saw.


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Old 08-11-2013, 02:53 AM   #2
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doesnt look like US military. looks more paintball

the united states military has strict standards of face paint application. "artwork" is not allowed. ask me how i know... heh.

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doesnt look like US military. looks more paintball

the united states military has strict standards of face paint application. "artwork" is not allowed. ask me how i know... heh.
Couldn't anything be defined as "artwork"?
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doesnt look like US military. looks more paintball

the united states military has strict standards of face paint application. "artwork" is not allowed. ask me how i know... heh.
Lol how do you know?
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doesnt look like US military. looks more paintball

the united states military has strict standards of face paint application. "artwork" is not allowed. ask me how i know... heh.
Oh now, Do tell!
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doesnt look like US military. looks more paintball

the united states military has strict standards of face paint application. "artwork" is not allowed. ask me how i know... heh.
Jon is correct...

Every Infantry unit I was assigned too had the same standard of alternating horizontal bands of light and dark shades of green.

It brakes up the natural shadow lines of the face and makes the faces
of all your "friendlies" look just like you... reducing the chances of "friendly fire" in CQB situations.

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One those don't look like US uniforms.

Two one of those men looks like he has an RPG with a eotech scope.

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I bet Eastern European. Does not look like any NATO forces I have ever seen. They are an "organized" army though. Same gear. Maybe they are the modern F Troop-Younger members will lave to google this.

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Would take that "prepping for a last stand" comment with a HUGE grain of salt. They- and their uniforms and equipment- have not a trace of dust or dirt.

As far as judging what facial camo is adequate and what is not, there is an E-6 out there that has made that his mission in life. Backed up by the Bn CSM.

Right, Jon?

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Would take that "prepping for a last stand" comment with a HUGE grain of salt. They- and their uniforms and equipment- have not a trace of dust or dirt.

As far as judging what facial camo is adequate and what is not, there is an E-6 out there that has made that his mission in life. Backed up by the Bn CSM.

Right, Jon?

thats correct.

when you paint a giant "happy" face on your face with camo paint you tend to earn extra duty points...
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