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  • #31
    How can you correct someone that is not doing anything wrong. You all are thinking unless you are at drill weekend or active duty you cant wear your ACU's. there are different rules on what uniform you can wear at what type of function. you also need to read 10 USC, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 45, Sections 771 and 772 before you jump the gun

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    • #32
      [QUOTE=kennedy]How can you correct someone that is not doing anything wrong. You all are thinking unless you are at drill weekend or active duty you cant wear your ACU's. there are different rules on what uniform you can wear at what type of function. you also need to read 10 USC, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 45, Sections 771 and 772 before you jump the gun[/QUOTE]

      I must have missed that class. But I do enjoy proclaimed experts going further than spouting regulation numbers. So maybe if you actually paste them, someone might take you seriously.

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      • #33
        [QUOTE=kennedy]How can you correct someone that is not doing anything wrong. You all are thinking unless you are at drill weekend or active duty you cant wear your ACU's. there are different rules on what uniform you can wear at what type of function. you also need to read 10 USC, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 45, Sections 771 and 772 before you jump the gun[/QUOTE]

        [QUOTE] -STATUTE-
        Except as otherwise provided by law, no person except a member of
        the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, may
        wear -
        (1) the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform, of the
        Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or
        (2) a uniform any part of which is similar to a distinctive
        part of the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine
        Corps.

        -SOURCE-
        (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 34.)

        -MISC1-



        HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
        --------------------------------------------------------------------
        Revised Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at
        section Large)
        --------------------------------------------------------------------
        771 10:1393 (1st par., less June 3, 1916, ch. 134,
        provisos). Sec. 125 (1st par., less
        provisos), 39 Stat. 216.
        --------------------------------------------------------------------

        The words "Except as otherwise provided by law" are inserted to
        give effect to exceptions in other revised sections of this title
        and to provisions of other laws giving such organizations as the
        Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Public Health Service permission
        to wear military uniforms under certain conditions.

        -End-



        -CITE-
        10 USC Sec. 771a 01/03/2007

        -EXPCITE-
        TITLE 10 - ARMED FORCES
        Subtitle A - General Military Law
        PART II - PERSONNEL
        CHAPTER 45 - THE UNIFORM

        -HEAD-
        Sec. 771a. Disposition on discharge

        -STATUTE-
        (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), when an
        enlisted member of an armed force is discharged, the exterior
        articles of uniform in his possession that were issued to him,
        other than those that he may wear from the place of discharge to
        his home under section 772(d) of this title, shall be retained for
        military use.
        (b) When an enlisted member of an armed force is discharged for
        bad conduct, undesirability, unsuitability, inaptitude, or
        otherwise than honorably -
        (1) the exterior articles of uniform in his possession shall be
        retained for military use;
        (2) under such regulations as the Secretary concerned
        prescribes, a suit of civilian clothing and an overcoat when
        necessary, both to cost not more than $30, may be issued to him;
        and
        (3) if he would be otherwise without funds to meet his
        immediate needs, he may be paid an amount, fixed by the Secretary
        concerned, of not more than $25.

        (c) When an enlisted member of the Army National Guard or the Air
        National Guard who has been called into Federal service is released
        from that service, the exterior articles of uniform in his
        possession shall be accounted for as property issued to the Army
        National Guard or the Air National Guard, as the case may be, of
        the State or territory, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia of
        whose Army National Guard or Air National Guard he is a member, as
        prescribed in section 708 of title 32.

        -SOURCE-
        (Added Pub. L. 90-235, Sec. 8(1)(A), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 763;
        amended Pub. L. 100-456, div. A, title XII, Sec. 1234(a)(1), Sept.
        29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2059.)


        -MISC1-
        AMENDMENTS
        1988 - Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100-456 struck out "the Canal Zone,"
        after "Puerto Rico,".

        -End-



        -CITE-
        10 USC Sec. 772 01/03/2007

        -EXPCITE-
        TITLE 10 - ARMED FORCES
        Subtitle A - General Military Law
        PART II - PERSONNEL
        CHAPTER 45 - THE UNIFORM

        -HEAD-
        Sec. 772. When wearing by persons not on active duty authorized

        -STATUTE-
        (a) A member of the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard
        may wear the uniform prescribed for the Army National Guard or the
        Air National Guard, as the case may be.
        (b) A member of the Naval Militia may wear the uniform prescribed
        for the Naval Militia.
        (c) A retired officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine
        Corps may bear the title and wear the uniform of his retired grade.
        (d) A person who is discharged honorably or under honorable
        conditions from the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may wear
        his uniform while going from the place of discharge to his home,
        within three months after his discharge.
        (e) A person not on active duty who served honorably in time of
        war in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the
        title, and, when authorized by regulations prescribed by the
        President, wear the uniform, of the highest grade held by him
        during that war.
        (f) While portraying a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or
        Marine Corps, an actor in a theatrical or motion-picture production
        may wear the uniform of that armed force if the portrayal does not
        tend to discredit that armed force.
        (g) An officer or resident of a veterans' home administered by
        the Department of Veterans Affairs may wear such uniform as the
        Secretary of the military department concerned may prescribe.
        (h) While attending a course of military instruction conducted by
        the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, a civilian may wear the
        uniform prescribed by that armed force if the wear of such uniform
        is specifically authorized under regulations prescribed by the
        Secretary of the military department concerned.
        (i) Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Air Force may
        prescribe, a citizen of a foreign country who graduates from an Air
        Force school may wear the appropriate aviation badges of the Air
        Force.
        (j) A person in any of the following categories may wear the
        uniform prescribed for that category:
        (1) Members of the Boy Scouts of America.
        (2) Members of any other organization designated by the
        Secretary of a military department. [/QUOTE]

        Maybe its just me, but there is nothing in there about wearing the uniform whenever the **** you want to

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        • #34
          Nice shutter. ^^

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          • #35
            I got to re-read the regs. During my early days in the service; we use to go to bars and drink in our Charlies and over here in Europe, I been seeing soldiers drink in their ACUs in the bar all around other military personnel in civilian clothes. Bottom line, Base/Post commanders can supercede the regs.

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            • #36
              [QUOTE=WO1 Quinones]I got to re-read the regs. During my early days in the service; we use to go to bars and drink in our Charlies and over here in Europe, I been seeing soldiers drink in their ACUs in the bar all around other military personnel in civilian clothes. Bottom line, Base/Post commanders can supercede the regs.[/QUOTE]

              Commanders can add to, but not take away from the regulations. There is a discernible difference between authorized and enforced.

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              • #37
                [QUOTE=WO1 Quinones]I got to re-read the regs. During my early days in the service; we use to go to bars and drink in our Charlies and over here in Europe, I been seeing soldiers drink in their ACUs in the bar all around other military personnel in civilian clothes. Bottom line, Base/Post commanders can supercede the regs.[/QUOTE]

                +1

                It is perfectly OK to drink in uniform during certain occasions, I have done this MANY times both on AD and in the NG.

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                • #38
                  [quote=SSG HARRIS]Commanders can add to, but not take away from the regulations. There is a discernible difference between authorized and enforced.[/quote]

                  Whole-heartedly agree. Anyway, majority of you wear suit and ties most of the time so its not a major issue. ;) :D

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                  • #39
                    [quote=LT_77]+1

                    It is perfectly OK to drink in uniform during certain occasions, I have done this MANY times both on AD and in the NG.[/quote]

                    Sir, you just love to drink so its just a matter of the occassion lol

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                    • #40
                      [QUOTE=WO1 Quinones]Sir, you just love to drink so its just a matter of the occassion lol[/QUOTE]


                      I agree. 100%. And......I am drinking ahora tambien :cool:

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                      • #41
                        If you are mixing spanish and english or what appears to be spanglish, I think you are on your tenth round. :)

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                        • #42
                          Lets all meet at the LTs house. He's buying!!!!!!!!:cool:

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                          • #43
                            bring it!

                            :D

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                            • #44
                              I like to play devil's advocate....

                              It was pointed out that nothing in the regs says you can wear your ACU whenever you want to - but I also don't read anything in there that says you technically can't (provided that additional rules/regs are not issued by your CoC).

                              Personally, I think the ACU should be reserved for military functions, and you definitely shouldn't wear it in public incorrectly, but I didn't read anything saying you can't?

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                              • #45
                                My mom-in-law is having a get-together with family & friends before I leave for Basic & some people were asking if I could wear my uniform b/c they would like to see me in it. I told them I didn't know about the regulations but would ask my recruiter - which I did. He told me yes. What do you guys think?

                                Obviously, before I hit the bar for the 'after-party' (aka - real party) and get my drink on, I would be changing into my civies, but just curious about your opinions.

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