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Marines and Soldiers in govt issue silk undies? yep--Ballistic boxers by maryjane
Started on: 04-20-2011 10:01 AM
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/...tective.gear/?hpt=C2

 
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Whether it's an Army helmet with a thicker shell and better padding, or underwear that can protect a Marine private's privates, the U.S. military is looking at sending the latest gear to Afghanistan so the troops can come home safe and sound.

Next month, the Army is going to start sending the "ballistic boxers" to soldiers in Afghanistan, and the Marines intend for each of their troops there to have four pairs of the "protective undergarments," as they are formally known, before the end of the year.


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Report this Post04-20-2011 10:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
These are going to redefine the meaning of skid marks.
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Report this Post04-20-2011 10:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for htexans1Click Here to Email htexans1Send a Private Message to htexans1Direct Link to This Post
What will the army do when complaints of chafing occur or when the first soldier goes to the infirmary for splinters lol
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The men in uniform should be issued a stainless steel trouser helmet for use when on patrol.
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IF they were home it wouldnt matter
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Report this Post04-20-2011 01:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
I'm surprised they don't already have silk shorts.

Silk is the "holy grail" of hiking. It has long been considered the best thing for a bottom layer, it wicks moisture, keeps you cool and dry, or warm and dry depending on the layer above it, and provides some water protection.

It's used to "buffer" inside sleeping bags, keeping them from getting dirty and smelly after months of use, and keeping the down fill from getting as wet through the night, while still allowing breath-ability.

There are other materials, both man made, and natural, but one by one they all fail when compared to silk.

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Wait is this the same DOD that sent troops into warzones with unarmored humvees?
Silk industry must have a better lobbyist.
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Originally posted by Scottzilla79:

Wait is this the same DOD that sent troops into warzones with unarmored humvees?
Silk industry must have a better lobbyist.


They do have a different commander in chief.
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Originally posted by Scottzilla79:

Wait is this the same DOD that sent troops into warzones with unarmored humvees?
Silk industry must have a better lobbyist.


unarmored or armored does not matter...when it's your time, it's your time!
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unarmored or armored does not matter...when it's your time, it's your time!


huh?

The people who go in harms way for US deserve the proper equipment to keep them as safe as possible.

Armored DOES matter.
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Originally posted by phonedawgz:
huh?
The people who go in harms way for US deserve the proper equipment to keep them as safe as possible.
Armored DOES matter.


equipment is nice to have... I have driven all over iraq in both armored and unarmored vehicles... likr I said before when it's your time to die does not matter where you are orf what you are doing you are going to die... don't believe that GO in harms way and see for youeself
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