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Old 11-07-2011, 05:50 PM   #41
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Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:00 PM   #42
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HA!!! yall would hate me i cutt off a pair of my multi cam pants and wear them EVERYWEAR, they are the most comfy shorts i own now lol
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yeah..and 90% of them were Airborne! "You are a vet huh? What unit were you with?"

"I was Airborne!"




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Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:17 PM   #44
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I'm no longer in, but I live near Dobbins ARB. I see a lot of service members around town and I don't care, I think it's good actually to let the public know that they walk among everyone else. But.....when you are obviously over weight, your uniform looks like it's been in the bottom of a wet garbage bag for a yr, and you just look sloppy, then it's not cool.
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fat nasty overweight slobs in uniform are unsat. period!

Marines aint supposed to wear them off base, (unless as stated earlier) unless it's an emergency. The AF, Army, Navy all have different regs that don't bother me at all.


what looks funny to me though is when I see Air Force personnel wearing a smokey (drill cover) in the wal-mart parking lot pushing a grocery cart with cokes in it.

not making fun, but it just looks kinda funny.
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Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
Yeah but, Florida is a panhandle.








But I totally agree with you on all points.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #48
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In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.
We have quite the same issue here in the All American city, mainly Skibo Rd.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:25 AM   #49
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For the last 6 or 7 years before I retired in 2010, we were required to wear ACU's while traveling TDY.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:09 AM   #50
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For the last 6 or 7 years before I retired in 2010, we were required to wear ACU's while traveling TDY.

but see there you are on orders and orders will have required uniform
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I don't like wearing my uniform off base because it draws to much attention. It's not unusual to see people in uniform around my side of town though.

On another note, I have a cousin who is in the army. He wears his uniform all the time for the "perks". Needless to say, I don't have the same feeling.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:51 AM   #52
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In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
Agreed. The only time ive EVER worn my dress uniform was right after boot going home, or in a parade. At DFW, theres always Soldiers in their ACU's(not sure? Sailor here, we wear NWU's). But theyre traveling as a unit, which is fine. But bars, clubs, restaurants....? fucking UNSAT. Makes it look like youre trying to impress people, and if thats the case....you need to find a new career.....
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Yeah but, Florida is a panhandle.



But I totally agree with you on all points.
I can see the new Florida Tourism Board brochures and commercials now...

Visit Florida, because anywhere else,

THIS,

THIS,

and THIS


is just begging.

On a serious note, whenever I see service personnel out and about, airport, bank, gas station, I always take the time to thank them for their service.

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Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
... ^^^ ... Ditto ...

AND some of the other people (mostly non-military types) wearing parts of the uniform with rank and/or MOS Insignias and/or awards (ribbons & etc.).

An old military shirt is OK to cut the grass in ... just please ... no "ranks/rates or insignias & etc.".
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Look, i dont care who you are be it a 18 year old fresh out of boot or a 20 year vet. Wear your damn util's any where you want.

You know what DOES irritate the shit out of me;

In florida panhandling is a big problem. All these claimed "veterans" on florida wearing their util's on medians asking for money saying they were a vet is irritating. You dont disgrace the fallen by begging.

Just my 0.02
I like how these bums have kept up with the times. You hardly ever see one in BDU's anymore. Woodland camouflage is so passé.
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MILITARY wearing military uniforms never bother me. It's when I see some airsofter or youtuber-wanna-be all decked out in ACUs or multicam that chaps my ass.
I used the gulf war one style jacket and pants and cap when I played paintball as a kid. I was freakin invisible.

I dont see the problem with this?
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When my friend came back for leave after his first tour he said they were given orders to wear their uni. He was going to wear his old cloths anyways but they were all several sizes too big. Rather than go buy a new wardrobe for a week he just followed orders.
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I just don't appreciate soldiers trying to get attention out of their uniforms in public places. My brother gets home from work, walks in his room, and changes. He won't even pick up pizza in his uniform because he doesn't want that extra needed attention
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Part of the reason we're opposed to wearing utilities off base is that Anti Terrorism / Force Protection teaches that it may highlight you as a target. Either way, most Marines don't like it. Whether or not it increases the "security presence" is debatable... Service members are not authorised to act as police officers, and can get in some serious trouble for doing so.
I'm with you on this one. When I was stationed in the UK we were told to never where our uniform for travel, as it made us targets... Unfortunatly this was confirmed a year after I had left. A group of Security Forces guys from RAF Lakenheath were in uniform at the air port getting ready to deploy and a freaking terroist unloaded a few clips on them, killing a few and hurting many others... I never travel in uniform!
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