Comments on another thread, where posters noted they still used their USNA laundry bag or USMA stenciled wooden coat hangers, years afterward, made me think to ask: What everyday item from your Service Academy or early/former military life still plays a role in your life? I always enjoy the variety of posts that crop up, and I think Forum readers new to military life get glimpses of the camaraderie, warmth and shared experiences that link those who are wearing/have worn or been married to service people. Useful in providing a glimpse into the idiosyncrasies of military culture. My item: the Navy-issue wool watch cap that got me through winter in Newport, RI, and the frigid wind off the Narragansett Bay, and many other cold spots. Still my go-to for dependable warmth, despite a basketful of hi-tech outer wear headgear in the mud room closet. Still has my OC number on the tag. My husband uses his USNA mid number or a shortened form for anything requiring a combination.