How do I post photos? I just found an AWESOME pic of a USAFA cadet wearing the cover with the white band!
Pre 1964 and for a short time later CAP cadets who earned their COP (Certificate of Proficiency) were authorized to wear the white band. Early Mitchell cadets were also authorized the white band on service hats for a short time.
Can we just stop calling the cap a "cover"? Neither CAPR 39-1 nor AFI 36-2903 use that word at all in reference to headgear.
Quote from: kwe1009 on April 23, 2016, 09:01:23 AMCan we just stop calling the cap a "cover"? Neither CAPR 39-1 nor AFI 36-2903 use that word at all in reference to headgear.The trick to getting this to change is to start using a more correct term a lot.I suggest "flight cap."I will commence using this immediately.CAP even gets a mention on wikipedia regarding side caps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_cap
I'm pretty sure the "wheel cap" was authorized for Cadet WO in the early 70s...I got my Mitchell with several other cadets in December 1971 (NJ Wing),presented by group CC, seem to recall several of us had that hat, mainly because we had seen other cadet officers wearing.If memory serves, the key factor back then was that it could only be worn by cadet officers if authorized by the wing CC.