Hats off to SecDef
October 24th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Hats off to SecDef

By Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy at Yokota Air Base, Japan

About three dozen US military hats lay on the floor of a hanger at Yokota Air Base. The brownish hats are officially called Marine utility covers. The greyish hats are Air Force BDU Caps.

The troops who own the covers and caps were nearby in the hanger listening to an address by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (aka SecDef for those into shorthand) .  Because they were inside, military regulations dictate that they remove any head coverings, hence the herd of hats on the floor.

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  1. Reni

    You can always tell how aeeicdtdd our politicians are in solving problems when they have to put their solutions in writing. On the debt issue, there are thousands of places where trillions of dollars can be squeezed out of government spending and start reducing our national budget. This could be done without cutting national defense, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and even welfare and food stamps. They attack those issues first because, if they are in opposition to cutting government, they have to make those that want to cut government look like the bad guys so they can keep their corruption in place. We have to cut all entitlement programs and turn them over to the State and local governments but it will take at least 25 to 30 years of slowly shifting those programs so that people who are dependent on them have time to adjust to a new system.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  2. Bert

    Air Force ABU caps not BDU...

    October 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  3. Josh

    The Greyish hats are Air Force ABU (Airman Battle Uniform) caps

    October 25, 2011 at 7:47 am | Reply

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