India Whites

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  1. chriscross92

    chriscross92 Member

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    When are Cadets issued the India white uniform for the 1st time?
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    Plebes haven't been issued theirs but we will have to wear them for a formal event at CFT this Summer so sometime near the end of Plebe year I am guessing.
     
  3. vampsoul

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    Why are there India Whites instead of just wearing the full dress with white pants like they do in the graduation pictures?
     
  4. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    Cause they look sweet!
     
  5. 2010

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    Exactly.
     
  6. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    I don't know the history of India Whites but I think they are cooler than full dress with white pants. You won't wear them much since it is a summer uniform. I can only think of one occasion so far that my son has worn his and that was Camp Illumination at the end of Buckner.
     
  7. America's Finest

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    The ceremony were you get your class ring is another one cadets wear it and also Beast I cadre wear them for the oath ceremony at Trophy Point.
     
  8. WAMom68

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    Thanks AF. I guess he'll wear them one more time on Ring Weekend since he already did 2nd detail of Beast last summer. :smile:
     
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    Don't know if it will change, but the Firsties wore India Whites at the Friday night banquet before graduation in 2009.
     
  10. Dadandgrad

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    Alas, when I was a cadet we didn't have India Whites. I agree they look sharp. Had to settle and get Army Whites to wear to my wedding.
     

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