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New Parents, THIS is what it's all about

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by USMC_Ordie, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Capri120

    Capri120 Parent

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    When I graduated from OTS many, many years ago, my first salute came from my Dad, a retired MSgt...so, I gave him the silver dollar.
     
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    oh would you you consider sharing it? The pic that is
     
  3. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    ^^^Sorry, kid would kill me. And he has a gun now.
     
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  4. Falcon A

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    You have come a long way . . . ;)
     
  5. Sydney C.

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  6. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    And those qualify as the least favorite and most uncomfortable!
     
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  7. Sydney C.

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    And a shame as well....like so many other things in life that look so utterly cool and elegant until you get into them. e.g. tuxedos, Formula I cars, wedding dresses and of course...submarines.
     
  8. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Dress Whites at USNA and Marine Blue at Graduation are my favorites. Robert Gates was the greatest speaker I ever heard. When he broke up I did also. Leaking Dad.
     
  9. Falcon A

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  10. Falcon A

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    VMI Overcoat with red lined cape:

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  11. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    This is my favorite. Minus the motivated socks and bad go fasters. ;)

    So maybe not the one everyone loves, but its a Mids most comfortable!
     
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  12. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    And at the other end of the spectrum from blue rims...

    My DH wore this just once, Dinner Dress Blue, White Tie (and a white waistcoat!) to a very formal ball. This is just an Internet image, of course. He hated it (he said), but my oh my, I sure did like it. He wore his custom gold USNA 'xx class crest cufflinks. He regretted he had lost his officer's boat cloak years earlier, which was dark navy with a gold lining.

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  13. FalconsRock

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    One of my favorite military dress uniforms ever!
     
  14. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    CAPT, in case you haven't heard, the Navy finally took the Boat Cloak and the Tiara off the list of optional items:

    http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=90880
     
  15. Sydney C.

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    Now THAT is elegant! I'd give a lot to see my kid in one of those in my lifetime...but I'm not counting on it. ( I say the same thing about the Cubs winning the World Series....but...but...but...could it be?)
     
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  16. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Mids get issued mess dress. The white tie can be bought as an add on. In the fleet you will see all kinds of unauthorized now ties and cummerbunds for squadron and ship events. The white tie I have seen worn many times for weddings. If chokers can be worn, they are generally preferred to mess dress. Mids will wear mess dress a few times a year so ask them to snap a pic!
     
  17. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Yes, I had heard - I am sure they lurk in closets around the country. I never even saw a boat cloak except in photos, but I did see the tiara worn by a Navy nurse captain back when I was an ensign. She wore it Wonder Woman style! Not per regs, but formidable. :)
     
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    Just so we can breathe a sigh of relief and bid it farewell. The JO version had no scrambled eggs.
    Good thing it was finally eliminated in the 21st c. Otherwise, in the interests of uniform equality, it would have been evaluated for wear by men...
     
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  19. Sydney C.

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    And as an after thought on this....it came to me this evening out of the blue from none other than Oscar Wilde; " It doesn't matter how you feel...only how you look".

    Amen brother!
     

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