I just ordered these, and it's not that simple. These are permanently affixed.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Those buttons are "CAP" buttons, which are close to the Ancient Air Force buttons. Don't think we'd ever swap them, given that we can't use the AF button design to begin with.
Can we swap the old buttons onto the new coat?
Or put CAP buttons on it to match?
18.104.22.168. Coat. The men's service dress coat will be polyester and wool-blend, serge weave; semi-drape, single-breasted with three USAF "Wing and star" or CAP Crest buttons.....
22.214.171.124. Coat. The women's service dress coat will be polyester and wool-blend, serge weave; semi-drape, single-breasted with three USAF "Wing and star" or CAP Crest buttons.....
Now, I just removed the buttons from my corporate blazer and put CAP triangle buttons on it.
This is idiotic. How much time and effort is being spent on arts and crafts projects like this? Ditch the boards. Problem solved. What's next?
The shoulder boards are hard on the rank pins too. I've seen too many fall off because the pins broke. Just a complete waste of time and money.
Quote from: kwe1009 on February 17, 2017, 10:48:46 AMThe shoulder boards are hard on the rank pins too. I've seen too many fall off because the pins broke. Just a complete waste of time and money.I helped one cadet in a pinch who had broken a pin. We cut the other one off and used double-sided brick tape to affix the grade.IMHO it actually looked better and didn't leave holes, but you have to be >VERY< careful when you remove them that yo don't wreck the cloth.If nothing else, standard cadet epaulet sleeves should be an option. Those boards are far more trouble then the affectation and expense is worthand on smaller cadets and females, sometimes look more like an IKEA shelf then grade insignia.While the I Dream of Jeannie (IDOJ) jackets are still nice for cadets to be able to wear, the ones still around are definitely showing their age and wear, and it's not really that hard to find 3-button jackets, considering the USAF hasn't worn the IDOJ version since about 1994, and what's it been at least 5 years since they were phased out at the USAFA?