The Grand Rapids Press
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Leather belts with brass buckles are out; nylon belts with quick-release plastic buckles are in. Slacks are out; lightweight cargo pants are in. Shiny badges and nameplates are out; cloth patches are in.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Ratz, left, and Shone Sessions, both wearing the new border patrol uniform, get ready for their shift on their all-terrain vehicles at the Chula Vista Sector Border Patrol Station in San Diego, Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
The Border Patrol uniform is getting its first makeover since the 1950s to look more like military fatigues and less like police garb.