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Posted: 10/30/2001 4:08:23 PM EDT
I know what they are but, what does "BDU" stand for?
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Battle Dress Utility Steve
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Badly Dresses Unit
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:10:50 PM EDT
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Blonds Don't Understand
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:12:59 PM EDT
Badly Designed Underwear
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 4:25:01 PM EDT
Bomb The Taliban.....Oops sorry. Thats BTT
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Big Dumb and Ugly!
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 4:55:34 AM EDT
Battle Dress Uniform BKVic
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 5:23:39 AM EDT
Bravo Delta Uniform [:)]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:18:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: I always thought it stood for "[b]B[/b]ig [b]D[/b]ick [b]U[/b]nderneath."
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LMFAO beekeeper
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:20:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By steveamy: Battle Dress Utility Steve
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This is the TRUE Abbreviation.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 2:56:52 PM EDT
Battle Dress Uglies Been wearing mine since I was 17. Have to laugh when everyone asks me for a set. More often than not, while hunting, I wear my blue-jeans.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:10:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2001 5:32:51 PM EDT by QCMGR]
Originally Posted By madmortigan:
Originally Posted By steveamy: Battle Dress Utility Steve
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This is the TRUE Abbreviation.
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BDU = Battle Dress - Uniform PBR = Patrol Boat - River See below
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 3:11:33 PM EDT
after wearing them for almost 10 years in the infantry, i can say with 100% accuracy that BDU is the acronym for "BATTLE DRESS UNIFORM" NOT battle dress utility , at least in the US Army.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 5:37:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EX11B: after wearing them for almost 10 years in the infantry, i can say with 100% accuracy that BDU is the acronym for "BATTLE DRESS UNIFORM" NOT battle dress utility , at least in the US Army.
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It is "BATTLE DRESS UNIFORM" per page 179 AR 670-1 Like EX11B said, but I am not sure about the rest of the services.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:38:24 PM EDT
IT STANDS FOR BATTLE DRESS UNIFORM.....but that does sound a little on the fem side for me. We always called them utilities. [marines]
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 2:16:55 AM EDT
if you really want to know about BDUs i suggest a visit to your local recruiting station. and bring your birth certificate! we dont call them BDUs in my Corps but then again we dont wear them to the mall and to Wendys like Army guys do. i just dont understand this camo fashion craze lately. i would NEVER pay hard earned money to masqurade as something im not. i just dont understand it. but in the Corps utilities are considered Ugly and you never want to be seen in public in them.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 5:17:30 AM EDT
We used to run in "boots and ute's". ...as in UTILITIES.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 5:28:15 AM EDT
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In the Air Force they are UTILITIES. Blues are Uniforms and Greens and Cammies are Utilities. And DvlDog, the Air Force is the same NO public display of Utilities.
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If you don't believe me, just look at the tag. U=Utility Steve
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 10:19:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DvlDog: if you really want to know about BDUs i suggest a visit to your local recruiting station. and bring your birth certificate! we dont call them BDUs in my Corps but then again we dont wear them to the mall and to Wendys like Army guys do. i just dont understand this camo fashion craze lately. i would NEVER pay hard earned money to masqurade as something im not. i just dont understand it. but in the Corps utilities are considered Ugly and you never want to be seen in public in them.
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Ahh those Marines have such great fashion sense. TEXAS! TEXAS! only two things come from texas and your the one with 2 legs.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 10:50:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By madmortigan: In the Air Force they are UTILITIES. Blues are Uniforms and Greens and Cammies are Utilities. And DvlDog, the Air Force is the same NO public display of Utilities.
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Care to put money on that? I was at the federal courthouse here in town last month for a naturalization ceremony and I was appalled to see USAF personnel show up for the ceremony in their BDUs. I was even more appalled to see that one of them wore the diamond of a squadron First Sergeant. Man, I've only been out of the Air Force for 13 years. I didn't think I'd already be saying, "Back in my day sonny, we didn't stand for that kind of nonsense, no sir!" [:D]
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 4:26:37 AM EDT
but in the Corps utilities are considered Ugly and you never want to be seen in public in them.
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But you're still expected to have sharp creases and shiny boots (at least when you aren't in the field).
Link Posted: 12/5/2001 4:31:36 AM EDT
Madmortigan I got out of the USAF in 98 and they were "uniform" then. If that has changed since then I would not be aware of that. john
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