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pfdore
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« on: July 11, 2016, 11:45:01 AM »

I do not meet the weight requirements for the standard Air Force  BDUs/ABUs, leaving me with no choice but to wear the Corporate Field Uniform (and yes, I am working with my doc on the weight issue).  Vanguard only provides a winter weight version of this uniform, as does Propper.  This is great for winter, but I live in the South. I am also a ground pounder.  During summer, combined with the mandatory black t-shirt (I wonder what genius thought wearing black or any dark color during the summer is a good idea), I feel like a baked potato.    I might as well wrap myself in tinfoil and be just as miserable.   Is there a summer weight/ hotter than Hades  version of the Corporate Field Uniform available and where can I get it?

Thanks!
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capmaj
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 11:48:54 AM »

Not sure where you're getting the info that Propper only sells a "winter weight version" of their BDU's? The uniform can be found in cotton, poly/cotten blend and ripstop.

Hope this helps.
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LTC Don
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 12:44:50 PM »

Plenty of fabric options on through this vendor, previously known as bdu.com:

Lowers:  http://tacticalgear.com/military-uniform-pants?kwid=519
Uppers:  http://tacticalgear.com/military-uniform-shirts?kwid=519


Don't feel 'obligated' to lose weight just to fit into the  mil-spec uniforms.  I think you'll find over time, the corporate uniforms are quite a bit more comfortable to wear.  If you need to lose the weight due to health issues, by all means move forward to that end.  I find myself wearing the polo combination more and more.




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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 01:06:22 PM »

I have the summer weight rip stop BBDU by Proper. So they do make them. Try this site:

www.bdu.com

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Майор Хаткевич
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 03:02:37 PM »

BDU.com is where I got mine.
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docrameous
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 04:56:47 PM »

Don't feel 'obligated' to lose weight just to fit into the  mil-spec uniforms.  I think you'll find over time, the corporate uniforms are quite a bit more comfortable to wear.  If you need to lose the weight due to health issues, by all means move forward to that end.  I find myself wearing the polo combination more and more.

I've got the new ABUs and the older BDUs, but generally find for UDF and Disaster Work that I prefer the Blue Corporate BDU for community response work.
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SARDOC
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 01:31:05 AM »

I've crept out of USAF H/W Standards a while ago.  That being said, even if I was within standards, I would still opt for the corporate field uniform.  I had a bunch left over from when I used to do Urban Search and Rescue work and it just worked out real well.  Especially, since now we can update to the Navy Blue nametapes...Etc.  It looks very professional and we blend with some of our Emergency Services cohorts.  At least in my neck of the woods.
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tribalelder
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 02:12:39 PM »

I meet fitness and grooming but prefer BBDU

1) you can dress for the weather easier and more economically-your down parka will go to -15. You don't need to buy uniform outerwear that you'd otherwise use 12 times in a decade.
2) you can get zipperfly blue Bdu, if you'd prefer--I don't expect another member to check for 39-1's specified buttons.
3) you can wear your Velcro grandpa shoes.
4) not all of us choose the active duty look. I'm past active duty age, and I think sometimes old guys look silly or like wannabe's in BDU or ABU.


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County
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 03:16:31 PM »

I agree with everything stated above. If you want to work on your weight for your health, go for it. If being able to wear the ABU uniform is incentive to reach your goal of CAP H/W standards than go for it.

Just don't think that your service is diminished or that your lesser committed to the aims and goals of CAP because your not wearing a USAF uniform.

BTW, I rock the Corporates. G/W, Golf shirt and BBDU's. I meet the H/W just not the grooming standard. It becomes comical when you see those particular Senior Members almost bursting out of their USAF uniforms. The corporates give you some flexibility. Good luck.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 08:43:37 PM »

Here is California, our GT's are sporting Orange shirts and dark navy BDU's trousers.   

To our colleague in the South.....suggest an undershirt that's made by Under Armor that's designed for heat (hot weather).

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 08:48:19 PM »

Here is California, our GT's are sporting Orange shirts and dark navy BDU's trousers.   

To our colleague in the South.....suggest an undershirt that's made by Under Armor that's designed for heat (hot weather).

/mc

When did that get approved again. Last word was that it was no longer approved.
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PHall
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 09:42:20 PM »

Here is California, our GT's are sporting Orange shirts and dark navy BDU's trousers.   

/mc

Uh, no they're not. The current Wing Commander eliminated the California Wing Supplement to the 39-1 which was the authorization to wear the "California Wing Ground Team Uniform". He also put out a directive banning said "uniform". You show up at search base in that uniform you will be told to change or go home.
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SarDragon
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 12:53:32 AM »

Yeah, that happened some time, during Col Stokes' tenure as wing commander. You're way behind.
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Dave Bowles
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 01:04:55 AM »

Yeah, that happened some time, during Col Stokes' tenure as wing commander. You're way behind.

No Dave, it was one of Col Ferguson's first acts after he took command. He's never been a fan of CalTrans Orange.
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SarDragon
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 01:10:14 AM »

Oh, OK. I can't find the announcement in my email, so thought it might have been a Stokes dictum.

Sent from my phone.

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Dave Bowles
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2017, 02:33:49 PM »

Yeah, that happened some time, during Col Stokes' tenure as wing commander. You're way behind.

No Dave, it was one of Col Ferguson's first acts after he took command. He's never been a fan of CalTrans Orange.

I thought that uniform was a requirement by the state for those performing search and rescue tasks.  Is that not the case?
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SarDragon
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 04:24:46 PM »

Preferred, not required.

Sent from my phone.

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