U.S. Army Changing Hats?

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in
http://www.army.mil/-news/2011/04/01/54202-stetson-hat-to-be-new-army-standard-headgear/

Army officials announced today that the Army will pay tribute to it"s frontier roots by adopting the dark blue stetson.
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Male 559
oh IAB
rooster block
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Female 2
Thank god this is a joke lol, if my husband had to wear that, it would be a major rooster block
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Male 55
Lmao, GOT YOU FCKERS!
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Female 114
lol good job Army :) nice to see you still have a sense of humor
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Male 606
I feel bad for anyone who doesn`t understand that this is a JOKE.
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Male 616
would`nt be any more gay than those berets.
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Male 3,631
Hahahaha! They Totally got me! Way to go US Army - you keep up the sense of humor.

Hint: under the main picture, click on the slideshow button which forwards them to the next set - you will see a subtle addition which totally completes the joke.
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Male 147
They are only approved ceremonial hats. Not likely to see the soldiers wearing these anywhere but to inspection or a funeral. :P
A quick look online shows that most of the basic felt ones cost 200 - 300 dollars for an official Stetson Brand military hat.
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Male 1,815
I think that certain companies should get to wear Camo cowboy hats
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Female 240
Lol its great to see that from the friggin US Army!
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Male 768
I`m glad they let me read the entire article before saying it would be on April Fool`s Day. Waste of time, it`s a joke.
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Male 150
in response to fivezones about Canada, yah its spring and there are still 6 foot tall snowbanks. so yah. theres that.
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Male 694
So...they`re paying tribute to their "frontier roots?" Like when they were used to commit genocide against the native people of this land?

sbeelz, how do you use a hat to commit genocide? you obviously no nothing of this matter. native americans don`t actually exist, their just fairytales.
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Male 594
Haha they photoshopped a hat on the dog, thats epic XD
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Male 1,021
This was an April fools joke.

Nice to see the US Army has a sense of humor. Why do so many Canadians on I-A-B sound so bitter all the time. Is it too cold up there or what?
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Male 57
@Andicicle Their hat is different from their combat helmet..........
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Male 511
The Army wears hats?
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Male 503
hmmm... that`ll feel great when a bullet hits it. niiiiice :-(
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Male 2,868
So...they`re paying tribute to their "frontier roots?" Like when they were used to commit genocide against the native people of this land?
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Male 53
The army took the black berret fom the United States Army Rangers in 2000. I busted my ass for that thing and even to this day it pains me to see regualr soldiers wearing the black berret. SO Iwhoffman you logic is flawed cause they passed that poo within the year.
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Male 1,452
might be an AF joke but this needs to happen
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Male 121
If it were real, that would be a thing of genius. I love my stetson, and think they are the most practical hat you can get.
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Male 174
Trust me guys, it`ll be a cold day in hell before the army decides to change something... The PT test alone took 30 years to change.
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Female 383
LOL, even if this is fake, its pooTING HILARIOUS!
"Oh those are the Americans over there, with the cowboy hats."
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Male 300
Jeez, those photos were shopped? No, really... that one with the dog looks totally legit.
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Male 3,076
drating hate that stupid beret, too bad this is fake
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Male 423
All the pictures are photoshopped...badly
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Male 25,416
april fools for sure
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Male 840
This had me going all the way to the last line. sheesh.
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Male 3,894
If you look casually, you`ll notice the pictures are shopped.

Have a nice day.
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Male 90
It`s an April Fools Joke. The Army loves the patrol cap and the beret too much to switch to the cowboy hat.

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Female 42
I hope this is a joke.
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Male 61
But the Army probly got a bunch of people pissed with this one HAHAHA
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Male 61
Sorry everyone that likes the hat if you read at the bottom it says the army will officially adopt the stetson on April Fools day 2012... and lol if you go to the fourth picture it says that the K-9 units will also be wearing these plus special issue "Doggles" haha so im assuming this is a joke but I might not be but im almost positive.
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Male 17
God I hope that`s real. Nothing says I`m an American Bad Ass War Fighter like a good ol Stetson!!!
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Male 38,510

looks great. hope it`s not an april fools thing
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Male 2,592
I`m down with this. Screw that fairy frenchy beret trash. Those cav hats are bad ass. Too bad it ain`t really happinen..
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Male 4,014
Look how crisp the detail is around the outline between his body and the moose hair. That picture appeared in life magazine on Jan. 1, 1900.

Life Magazine, Jan. 1, 1900.
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Male 4,014




There is a tradition of these hats.


I`m being dead serious. This is a classic picture of Teddy Roosevelt riding a moose.

THIS IS FAKE. It may have been faked at the time. We scream and cry SHOP nowadays reflexively.

BUT LOOK AT IT. Look at the "water" around his leg. Look at home much clearer the focus is on his body then on the hair of the moose. What is he holding on to? SHOPPED.

Shopped. Am I wrong? We`re talking a picture from 1900 - SHOWN IN LIFE MAGAZINE.

FAKED. Propaganda faked. Patriotically faked. But faked none the less.

And its a LIE.
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Male 519
At least it would be better than the beret.
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Male 22
Ok first that`s obviously an April fools day joke, and second, the Cavalry already wears those in the Army. I have one and I have the option to wear that with my dress uniform instead of the beret, and some Cav units have one or two days a month where all stetson holders can wear them with their ACUs. Once you deploy or serve in a combat zone you can also earn Spurs to wear and you can wear those in dress uniform or ACUs.
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Male 1,256
This one time I used this thing called Photoshop...
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Male 242
1st Team!
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Male 776
The doggie was cute. Maybe this shouldn`t be april fools only. its only fair that dogs get to wear hats too.
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Female 2,764
THAT IS SO STUPID! I HATE HOW THEY LOOK AND THEY WILL MAKE US LOOK LIKE A COUNTY OF WUSSES!!!! I AM SO PISSED!
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Male 1,182
this almost ruined my day
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Male 2,402
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

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Male 11,740
That`s the lamest April Fool`s joke I`ve ever seen.
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Male 633
cough...April Fools
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Male 7,611
im sorry soldiers, those are just so ugly.
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Male 2,344
hey look, they have jump ropes around their head!
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Female 299
The Doctor would be proud.
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Male 864
I realized this was an April Fool`s joke when all the pictures looked poorly Photoshopped.
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Male 12,138
Last line: "The Army`s official adoption date of the Stetson will be April Fool`s Day, 2012."
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Male 1,249
If real: dont care
If fake: not funny
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Male 661
It took me about a minute to figure it out, it was the K9 Stetson that clinched it.
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Male 1,068
Big woop
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Male 5,314
i don`t like it
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Male 15,510
Happy April`s Fool day everybody
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Male 7,378
Link: U.S. Army Changing Hats? [Rate Link] - Army officials announced today that the Army will pay tribute to it`s frontier roots by adopting the dark blue stetson.
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