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US Troops in Europe Directed to 'Limit' Uniform Wearing Off Base

US Troops in Europe Directed to ‘Limit’ Uniform Wearing Off Base

While threats of a potential attack loom, U.S. military personnel in Europe has been told to keep their uniforms off when not commuting to work.

U.S. troops in Europe have been ordered to abandon their camouflage uniforms in public as much as possible, as per a directive issued last week.

According to Military Times:

U.S. European Command has told troops to “limit to the max extent possible wearing their uniforms off base,” according to a directive released Nov. 10. Troops can wear their uniforms only while commuting to and from work in their personal vehicles, a rental car or while riding on a government bus.

“In addition, all personnel should review individual social media account security and geo-location functions/settings to ensure their profiles are not overly revealing,” the directive states.

… EUCOM has not specified what potential threat prompted the move, but installations in the U.S. and overseas have taken extra security precautions amid concerns that the Islamic State terrorist group wants to target troops and their families. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency told security managers to remind building employees how not to stand out to terrorists.

To read more about the directive, please visit MilitaryTimes.com.

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  • NiNe1ZeRo

    Yeah because your high and tight, stupid ass army mandated haircuts won’t stand out at all right? I was stationed in Italy with the 173rd for 4 years and they could spot us a MILE away even in civis