Off campus uniform wear

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  1. 7OFSPADES

    7OFSPADES Member

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    So I was watching these stolen valor videos, and was also wondering if I will get busted wearing my proper rotc abu in public when I do not get the chance to change, and what should I do if I do get stop by a veteran????
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    Tell the veteran to stfu.

    Are you allowed to wear that uniform in public?
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Sorry, still laughing from LITS' post. :yllol: (wiping coffee off the computer monitor)

    AFROTC is very specific about when you can and cannot wear your uniforms. Follow the rules and you will be fine.

    Here is an example from Arizona State University AFROTC. It cites AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 36-2903:
    https://afrotc.clas.asu.edu/sites/default/files/afi36-2903sup.pdf
     
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  4. 7OFSPADES

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    Are you asking me or telling me to ask the veteran??? xD
     
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    Can you interpret this for me? I saw this early but so confusing.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    First of all, so I can put my answer in context, are you an AS100 cadet at a AFROTC host institution?
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Okay, I will assume you are a freshman, AS100 and have not yet gotten the lay of the land from your detachment.

    The basic premise is this:

    1.4 - No uniforms issued to cadets until you are eligible.
    3.3 - You are required to wear your uniform one full day a week during MIL-LAB and PT. Other times are subject to your commander's orders.
    3.3.1 You are allowed to wear your ABU's for casual dining near campus but NOT bars/saloons. You can also make a quick stop in ABU's for gas or convenience stores. but NOT for extended periods of time. Your detachment commander can offer more specific guidelines as needed.
    3.4.1 - Travel in ABU or FDU's on military aircraft between military installations is okay.
    3.4.2 - Do NOT travel commercial in uniform of any kind unless specifically ordered to.
    3.5 - NEVER wear the uniform any where or doing anything that will discredit the military.

    The rest of the document is essentially HOW to wear the uniform, including tags and insignia.

    Also, stop watching the videos with stolen valor nonsense. You are going to end up paranoid.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    Good question. The first line was my recommended response. The second line was a question I had for you.
     
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    Oh ok, I stopped watching it already lol, Thanks bud
     
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    Oh, I don't really know about the answer to it but I guess you can wear it outside of campus but cannot stay too long near the place......?
     
  11. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I don't know the answer either. It's been six years since I wore a uniform and I never did ROTC.

    Looks like you got some clarity above though.
     
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    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I moved this thread to the ROTC forum.

    Stealth_81
     
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    You're a VET?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    Yep, and not the kind that works on animals.
     
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    Oh, lol
    But I just got a new set of equipment and just wondering how to soften my brand new uniform? It's pretty rough, and uncomfortable.....
     
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    I tried to soften my old uniform in summer camp but I messed it up, and that uniform just gets worse every time I wash it
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Took a few posts but finally realized this must be a joke.
     
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    lmao, I just had a few questions
     
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    Why even wear the uniform off campus? Just make your life easier and only wear it when you have to avoid trouble.
     
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    I have no class around noon so I can go out with my friends and eat so.......why would I go change just for that...