The new Navy Working Uniform or NWU

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by canebrake, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. About time!

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  3. Devil-Dog wantabe

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  4. Meh

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  1. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Well, what do you think?

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    The new Navy Working Uniform or NWU is the latest working uniform to be introduced by the United States Navy. Based on the U.S. Marine Corps MARPAT combat utility uniform, with multiple pockets on the shirt and trousers, it uses a multi-color digital print pattern similar to those introduced by other services. The overall blue color reflects the Navy's heritage and connection to seaborne operations, though it is not intended to disguise the wearer. The pixelated pattern is also used to hide wear and stains, something unavoidable with the utilities and working khakis currently in use. The colors were also chosen to match the most commonly used paint colors aboard ship, extending the lifetime of the uniform on long deployments where uniforms often come into contact with freshly painted surfaces.
     
  2. Benning Boy

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    They're camouflaged to look like they bumped into paint?

    Please.
     

  3. cpttango30

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    Looks like some kid at the paintball showdown of the world.
     
  4. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    To be fair, I disagree with the Army's new stuff, too. In my day, no velcro, you had to come out of your pocket and pay cute Korean women to sew your patches on correctly, not to metion the hours of spit shining boots.
     
  5. Yunus

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    Didn't the services consolidate uniforms like 25 years ago to save money. Now they all have different uniforms to be unique. 10 more years till they consolidate and all have the same uniform again.
     
  6. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Hopefully, better than the AF ABU - nothing but crap! I missed the BDU's up until I retired!
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    No one will ever be as sexy in a uniform as a Marine (male/female) in their dress blues....sorry folks, just deal with it.
     
  8. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Apparently you have never seen me...just sayin...
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Little biased there devil-dog?

    Better than my dress blues with the pigtail flap and 13 button bell bottoms?
     
  10. bigbad-ratman

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    One of the running jokes is that they new NWU's are the most common colors of paint on the ships...so when one of us gets paint on our stupid uniforms it will be harder to tell. Having said that, they did relax some of the regulations as to where and when the NWU's can be worn off base. They can be worn out to eat during normal working hours for example.
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    No bias...just stating facts.
     
  12. Yunus

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    When we want sexy we will call upon the marines, when we mean business we will call upon the Air Force. wait... what?
    :p
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You can't be sexy and get the job done?
     
  14. DrumJunkie

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    I guess the idea of hiding stains and whatnot is a pretty good idea. At first glance I was wondering what a Navy guy would need camo for anyway. I mean..You find the ship you can pretty much expect seaman to be around there somewhere.
     
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  15. dunerunner

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    What a bunch of dumb asses there are in the Navy to adopt this uniform. Better than the working uniform they have now but sh!t, go back to the blue cambric shirt and seafairers. I think about all the underpaid E-2's out in the fleet that are going to have to buy new uniforms!!

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  16. MoHawk

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    My roommate just got them, and he is a big fan of them, WAY easier to maintain and they look good IMHO.
     
  17. Yunus

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    Clothing allowance is increased when they make you buy a new set of uniforms or they issue the clothes. When I was in the Air Force it was like $250 a year but when they required a new PT uniform they gave us a one time payment of like $400, which was the exact amount for the required set of uniforms.
     
  18. cpttango30

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    I am so glad I am out. I would be pissed being made to wear something that looks like a dam smurf puked up after a night of binge Drinking.
     
  19. saviorslegacy

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    I am an author in progress and from an artist point of view this looks badass. The digital pattern makes the uniform a more complex look and the mixture of blue and black is a rare but ravishing mix of colors. It makes the user look way cooler and I believe I will steal the mixture of blue and black look for a uniform design that I am working on.
    However, that is an opinion from an artist point of view, the Navy isn't supposed to be art....... I, being unexperienced, do not see any reason to make them wear this except for food stain camouflage..... but then again, orange wont blend very well......
    So Ima say, devil-dog wanna be.

    ps I showed this to my dad (Sgt. in the Corps) and his response was:
    "Them swabbes finally realized we were the better so they are getting in line and following our example."
     
  20. gorknoids

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    Maybe it's just me, but it isn't like you are going to blend in with anything on a ship. Add to that the fact that you'll blend in really well with white caps and the rotor wash of a helo, and I can't support it. Then again, I always wore a red jersey at sea, so I'm biased.
    Seriously, if you're dodging sniper fire on a ship, you need to get offshore a little bit more.