- Oct 20, 2009
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The Buzz Log - Army Cuts the Velcro - Yahoo! Buzz
HOOAH! GOOD BY VELCRO! WON'T MISS YOU!The Army surved 2,700 soliders, and 60% of them said they would prefer buttons for their cargo pockets (only 11% wanted to "stick" with Velcro). Authorities listened, and now it looks like the old-fashioned button will be making a return.
The USA Today goes on to mention that the move back to buttons will end up saving the Army nearly $1 per uniform. There is at least one other huge benefit: Unlike Velcro, buttons don't make any noise. In times of conflict and danger, silence can be absolutely vital.