So the cold/wet weather has got me to thinking: Does the Army issue field jackets anymore? Back in the BDU days you normally got issued one field jacket with your initial clothing bag and one by the unit (TA-50.) Later, the FJ was removed from the TA-50 and the clothing bag was upgraded to 2 field jackets.
I know everyone has gore-tex now but AFAIK, gore-tex has always been a unit-issue (TA-50) item. So if Joe is in transition from one post to another, he has turned in his gore-tex at his last unit and hasn't been issued a new one because he is still in transit or is at the repple-depple. So what does he wear for morning formation when it's freezing cold? To me this is where the field jacket (as a part of his basic clothing issue) would come in handy.
Or is gore-tex now a part of the clothing bag?