Rep. Gosar Responds to Constituents, Passes Amendment to Prevent Ineffective, Expensive Aircrew Uniforms

For Immediate Release
Date: June 19, 2014


Contact: Steven D. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after his amendment to prohibit wasteful spending in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act successfully passed the House by unanimous consent:

“It has been brought to my attention from numerous sources that in 2009, the Department of the Army fully phased out the CWU-27/P Army Aviation Flight Uniform and moved to the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform, also known as the A2CU. In response to this change, I have heard from many active-duty service members, veterans and their friends and family that the CWU model is in fact safer and more efficient.

“Additionally, moving back to the CWU model would save the Department millions of dollars a year in procurement costs. Conservative estimates show that the Army could save around $5 million a year if it were to move back to the CWU model. Given the safety and practicality applications, as well as the fact that the United States is not exactly running a budget surplus right now, saving a few million here and there in the name of safety and practicality is something we should all strive to achieve.”


Rep. Gosar got the idea for this amendment from a letter he received from a constituent(s).

The letter begins:

“I am writing today to tell you about a way to easily save the American taxpayer a few million dollars per year, but more so, how to increase the safety of Army Aviation personnel.”

Click HERE to read the full letter.