Civilians clothes

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  1. goldenlion

    goldenlion Member

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    When can cadets wear civilian clothes at the Coast Guard Academy? I'm just curious.

    While I attended USAFA 20+ years ago, the rules on civilian clothes changed every year while I was there. The Gulf War had a lot to do with it. Each year, the rules became more strict. During my 4 degree year, the upperclassman were allowed to wear civies anytime they were not in class or in an outside formation. They could even wear them to optional meals (dinner and weekends) in the dining hall. By the time I was a firstie, the only time you were allowed to wear civilian clothes was when you were signed out on a pass and NEVER to the dining hall. Four degrees weren't allowed to wear civilian clothes at all until they were recognized in April.
     
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    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    only 2/c and 1/c and only when actually going out on liberty.
     
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    Exactly, never to dinner, and never for any of the 4/c (Freshman) or 3/c (sophomores) they aren't even allowed to keep Civvies in their rooms. The only time they can wear them is outside of a 75 mile radius of the Academy. Upperclass can wear them on liberty (AKA Thursday Night Through Sunday depending on what class you are and what liberty you rate) and only during liberty hours (after 1600). They are not allowed to be worn for extended periods while in the barracks and they may never be worn to dinner.

    Uniforms are required to be worn by all classes during the workday (0600-1600) unless you're NFFD or actively working out.
     
  4. goldenlion

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    Is their a uniform (fitness gear) that must be worn while working out or can the upperclassmen wear any shorts/t-shirt of their choosing?

    I'm shocked that the sophomores can't wear civies.
     
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    There is an issued uniform for working out, it consists of a grey-ish underarmor shirt with the Academy crest, your class year and your last name on it as well as your last name and CGA on the back. You have issued shorts which are a mesh blue with Coast Guard imprinted on them and then white socks and shoes (you can have whatever shoes you want so long as they are conservatively colored.)

    As for the sophmores not having Civvies, they get Rec Gear. They have to wear issued kacki pants, and an issued blue polo that says "CGA" on it. Then once the firsties graduate they get Civvie privileges.

    It's not too unreasonable when you think about it. I mean, they can wear civies outside of the 75 mile radius from the Academy, which conveniently is the limit at which they can start driving again too. Underclass (freshman-juniors) cannot own or operate a vehicle with a 75 mile radius of the Academy.
     

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