Has anybody seen anything in CAP channels to figure out what ribbons NOT to wear in order to keep the top of my wings below the notch of the collar? If I wear everything authorized by the AF and CAP, it comes to a total of 46 ribbons. Aside from looking like a Peruvian Admiral, the top of my wings end up under my epaulet.I make do with adding a bar of what I consider to be my 8 most significant CAP ribbons (ESA, MSA, Lifesaving, GRW, Mitchell, Find, SAR, and DR) under my AF rack in service dress and doing without on my shirt. My JSAM is pretty much MIA in that configuration, but that is literally a small price to pay for not buying another $60 set of ultrathins.But the guidance in 39-1 is conflicting (I know everybody is shocked) saying wear of ribbons is mandatory, but then (reasonably but still in conflict) saying you can't wear so ribbons it pushes the wings too high.I think the USCGAux has the right idea: Auxies can choose to wear all, their top 3, or their choice of 9 ribbons.
I'll probably have to hit myself for suggesting this, but...did you try 4-wide and left justification as you go higher?
Quote from: SJFedor on October 05, 2007, 11:22:20 PMI'll probably have to hit myself for suggesting this, but...did you try 4-wide and left justification as you go higher? Sure. Even wearing just my 25 USAF ribbons and only 8 CAP, and wearing 4 across on my first 7 rows, the top row comes to the center of the notch on my 44L service jacket. Wearing the other 13 CAP ribbons, as 39-1 seems to require, would violate the other part about mandatory wear of aero badges and keeping everything below the top of the notch.
...would violate the other part about mandatory wear of aero badges and keeping everything below the top of the notch.
When ordering items from Ultrathin's website, do we use the large or small stars?
Wear of ribbons are mandatory on the service dress/corporate service dress jacket. However, we senior members can either wear all or some ribbons so we don't get into that situation of having more ribbons than a Mexican general/Peruvian admiral/Venezuelan paratrooper.
Does Ultrathin stock CAP and / or USCG-Aux ribbons?
Yes, and they look beautiful when they are done, but its not cheap, especially if you are at a point in your CAP career where they are changing regularly.
Quote from: SAR-EMT1 on October 19, 2007, 01:02:54 PMDoes Ultrathin stock CAP and / or USCG-Aux ribbons?Quote from: Eclipse on October 19, 2007, 01:26:06 PMYes, and they look beautiful when they are done, but its not cheap, especially if you are at a point in your CAP career where they are changing regularly.I purchased the ultra thin ribbons at the wing conference two years ago. They ran about $50.00 for all my Federal, State and CAP ribbons. They look great! Just don't add any more ribbons because you'll have to purchase everything all over again and that's expensive each time you add one.
Can't wear State awards on the CAP uniform.
Oh man! Now you guys did it. That means I have to get rid of my favorite ribbon, The Battle if Med Fly.Tis a sad thing. It's funny I could do all that time in the guard/reserve and wind up with an Air Force retirement check but can't wear a ribbon on my CAP uniform.I shall get it a proper military burial.