Uniform Regulations outside the walls

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  1. laxkeeper20

    laxkeeper20 Member

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    Do plebes at Kings Point wear their uniforms while on leave? Im not sure what KP calls it exactly. Leave,liberty,furlouth whatever. but basically im just asking if you wear it at all ouside of the Academy. Any help would be great, Thanks.
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  2. beyond

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    There are differences between leave and liberty, either way, yes, any time a plebe is within a certain radius of the academy or traveling to or from the academy they must be in the seasonal dress uniform.
     
  3. bugsy

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    And when they wear it into Manhatten the locals give them special attention. Often wisked to the front of lines etc. DS got into a concert for free. Front row parking at Giants game and shot of johnny walker blue. New Yorkers are proud of folks in uniform. Not sure if its a post 911 thing but its definitely evident any time we travel into the city.
     
  4. laxkeeper20

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    Thats so cool! Thanks again for the info. Any other stories would be welcome. Im from Minnesota so knowing that New York takes care of their boys in uniform is really heart warming!
     
  5. kpmom2013

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    Also when you fly home on leave, don't be surprised if you get upgraded to first class!
     
  6. Mongo

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    Definitely not post 911. I was assigned to the USS Iwo Jima in the late '70s and we were tasked to host the annual USO Bob Hope show in NYC. From the Dial-A-Date-With-A-Sailor phone banks to the reception at Dick Cavett's apartment, it was, without a doubt, except for The Village People using my stateroom as a changing room, the best liberty port of my entire career.
     
  7. laxkeeper20

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    So i take it many people are familiar with what the Academy is and what it stands for (not too many people know about it in MN).
     
  8. Ashore

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    Not necessarily the case, but rather the Academy is the beneficiary of general respect most members of society have for people in military uniform.
     
  9. 5SF

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    Uniforms off KP

    Really did my heart good to see my Plebe daughter in uniform thanked for her service by regular old folks on the street. She doesn't really have any service yet, but it says alot about the people who approached her, and made Dad REAL proud.
     
  10. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I think parole is the proper term.
     
  11. Xideral14

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    Definitely parole ;)
     

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