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Yeah, those are ABU stripes.

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Yeah, those are ABU stripes.

 

-Ski

We might also add that they come in the 4" wide and 3 1/2" wide versions. The smaller ones are for females. I just finished my set of these except for a Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, but getting those might be dang near impossible!

Oh yea.... there are officer ranks now in these colors for wear on the ACU.


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ABU = Air Battle Uniform


HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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That would actually be "Airman Battle Uniform"....I've got a bag of the chevrons I'm going to put up for sale as soon as I can get motivated to take some pictures...I've got all the ranks I think except E9..

 

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That would actually be "Airman Battle Uniform"....I've got a bag of the chevrons I'm going to put up for sale as soon as I can get motivated to take some pictures...I've got all the ranks I think except E9..

 

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Just to cover the E-9 pay grade takes quite a few chevrons in this set. Ya got Chief Master Sergeant (both 4" and 3 1/2"), E-9 First Sergeant in both sizes, Command Chief Master Sergeant, again in two sizes and finally a Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. As far as I know the CMSAF is only made in the 4" size. That's still 7 chevrons to cover the USAF E-9 pay grade stripes just in this new subdued series.

Just keeping up with all the new stuff is almost a full time job! :w00t: (Will the fun ever end?)


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I love those new ABU's. I live near Robins Air Force Base and see them all over town. I don't know how practical they are, but they really look nice and I especially like the fact that the Air Force still wears full size enlisted ranks on the sleeves of its camouflaged uniforms instead of on the collars.

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I have bought a few sets of ABUs over the past few months. They have not yet started to sell in my shop. Hopefully soon.

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I just wish we would go back to the greens. I hate the new uniform.

 

 

 

Scott


Msgt. Scott Dunkirk

401st B.G (H)

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I just wish we would go back to the greens. I hate the new uniform.

Scott

 

 

I had fun buying my first set of ABU's last week. Once I had the right jacket/pant sizes, then I had to make sure I had the correct shading. They had three different choices that I needed to match! Although the AF is working to standardize the uniform materials, what's out there will need to be used up.

 

-Frank


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