2. "The uniform is a trip". - This is a bit of a tricky one, as it is a very colloquial term, mostly used in American slang. To say something is a "trip", means that it is kind of strange, or sometimes cool, depending on the object.
I will give you an example. If a magician performed a magic trick that confused the audience, one might say "wow, that magic trick was a trip". In this instance, they are talking about the Army uniform. From what I can pick up, they mean it feels strange to wear this uniform, it is weird to the person because he is not used to wearing or seeing this type of uniform.
I hope this helps you! Forrest Gump is a great film by the way, but the English used would certainly be very colloquial and unfamiliar to many speakers of the language :)