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Posted: 10/8/2007 4:42:16 PM EDT
For all military people: How do you mount the BDU belt buckle onto the belt. You know, the one with the serrated edge at one side? What direction should that edge point to when I wear it? What is the proper procedure to wear the BDU belt?

Also, how do you blouse the BDU pants?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:45:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Codename46:
For all military people: How do you mount the BDU belt buckle onto the belt. You know, the one with the serrated edge at one side? What direction should that edge point to when I wear it? What is the proper procedure to wear the BDU belt?

Also, how do you blouse the BDU pants?


Ask your flight commander.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:46:00 PM EDT
First step - get rid of that awful belt. Get yourself an ACU type belt.

Blousing the pants - there's a bunch of ways, the most known to me is to use those little blousing bands.

You hook the band around the top edge of your boot, and then push all excess material of the trousers past the top edge of the boot under the band.

In the field, you're better off just tucking it in.

I had a thread like this a long time ago, and there were some CREATIVE solutions from this place. Standby for more!
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:47:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blackjack272:
First step - get rid of that awful belt. Get yourself an ACU type belt.

Blousing the pants - there's a bunch of ways, the most known to me is to use those little blousing bands.

You hook the band around the top edge of your boot, and then push all excess material of the trousers past the top edge of the boot under the band.

In the field, you're better off just tucking it in.

I had a thread like this a long time ago, and there were some CREATIVE solutions from this place. Standby for more!


He is AFROTC so I doubt he can use anything but what he is issued.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:49:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 4:50:23 PM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By Codename46:
For all military people: How do you mount the BDU belt buckle onto the belt. You know, the one with the serrated edge at one side? What direction should that edge point to when I wear it? What is the proper procedure to wear the BDU belt?

Also, how do you blouse the BDU pants?


Since you said 'BDU' I assume you're either Army ROTC, National Guard, or Air Force...


1) Are you Army or Air Force? If Army - 2 words: RIGGER BELT... Problem solved...

2) You blouse your pants by sticking them down your boots before you tie up your boots... While there are various other methods (rubbers, velcro bands, tying the little drawstrings) the in-the-boots method is the least hassle, and (in the future, when you spend extended time in the elements) keeps the bugs off your ankles...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:53:35 PM EDT
Get some elastic blousing straps.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:55:18 PM EDT
Good belts, these are!

If you are allowed to switch belts, use something like these. Hell, if it were a bit sooner I'd send ya one of mine to use.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:58:08 PM EDT
I am AFROTC. As Paveway said, I have no choice.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:03:23 PM EDT
The right edge of the belt buckle should be aligned with the center of the BDU pants (Lined up with the leading edge of the fly).

The belt tip should pass through the buckle from right to left with 2"-4" past the edge of the buckle.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 2:09:08 PM EDT
You should check 36-2903 (Sec 2 Table 2.2) as it will answer all of your uniform questions.
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