More than two decades ago, the Pentagon announced its intent to eliminate the uniform in favor of a simpler, simpler look.
At the time, the idea was met with some skepticism, as the Uniformed Services of the United States were struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression.
Today, we all know the uniform is back.
But now, thanks to a new Army program, there’s hope for those who want to show their patriotism and honor their country.
In fact, the uniform will be completely removed in 2019.
The Uniformed Service of the U.S. announced the change during a media briefing at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
Army leaders announced the decision to remove the uniform this year and have been working to develop a new look for the next several years.
The new uniforms are more utilitarian than the old ones.
The colors will be more subdued, while the uniforms will still feature a few more details, like the red-and-white stripes.
But the overall look of the uniform, like what the military calls the Uniform of Honor, will remain.
“We have come to a point in our lives where we want to be able to say, ‘Hey, I served my country, I’ve done my duty,'” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Whelan, the Army’s deputy chief of staff.
“So I think what the new uniform will do is allow us to say to our soldiers that we’ve honored you and you have the right to wear your uniform to go out and do your job,” he added.
A uniform in 2020, with the colors red and white.
The Army plans to change the colors of the uniforms to reflect its service.
Whelans office said that will help “make sure that people who want this uniform, you know, can wear it without it being seen as a show of disrespect.”
The Army has been working on the uniform for years, but this is the first time that the entire uniform will become one.
The military says the new uniforms will be ready by 2019.