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 21 
 on: Yesterday at 06:50:35 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by arajca
AAFES sells the "Extra Large" uniforms at the Military Clothing Sales. You want them to stop too?

To CAP members?  Yes.

And since the average member has no access to AAFES, largely (heh, see what I did there?) irrelevant.

For better or worse, VG is still the primary source for clothing for most members.  There's no reason
they should be selling size 60 waist blues pants. There's literally no reason for those to even exist.

They're likely left over from the CSU debacle.

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 06:48:42 PM 
Started by hfriday - Last post by hfriday
Fair enough, from the official perspective. But I know there's a lot of aggregated experience here, so, while CAPTalk isn't the official next step, it's usually where I go next once stymied in my own research. I try not to climb the chain of command for anything I can just find out through colleagues.

The information that the UCC is undergoing some technological changeover and that SLS might be similarly "upgrading" right now, for example, is worth considering before I hassle people up at wing level.

Thanks to all for their contributions here.

     Hal

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 06:37:34 PM 
Started by hfriday - Last post by PHall
Actually, your next resource is to go to National via your chain of command.
You ask your Wing PD, with your commander's permission of course, and if they don't have an answer they ask the region PD, etc.
CAP Talk might be good for advice, good or bad, but that's it.

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 06:19:47 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
^^ To be fair to the members, it's not >just< about integrity, it's also about the lack of leadership
and mentorship.

Many members just do what they are told, or emulate example, with no experience to guide them.

In the real world, if you need pants, you find them in your size, there's no rules about which ones you
can wear.

An excited member goes to buy a uniform, finds his size, and plunks his credit card down with a smile,
completely unaware there's an issue, and if >his< CC is wearing a uniform he shouldn't, there's nothing to emulate.

It should be:

"Hey boss, I went to that website you sent me to for pants, but they don't have my size.  What gives?"

"That's because you're looking at the wrong ones, you can't wear the dark blue, you need to be in the gray."

"? Why?"

"Explain, explain, etc."

It just goes to the show that the rhetoric about proper wear is mostly that, with no real command imperative to actually
fix things. 

Heck, VG should have gating on the selection before you can even shop at all "enter your height, weight, and measurements here",
then only open the items a member is eligible to wear.

Does that fix everything?  No. But it would sure help a ton for those not intentionally ignoring the rules.


 25 
 on: Yesterday at 06:05:56 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by vorteks
I think the core value of Integrity means that you don't need NHQ or Vanguard to tell you NOT to wear a uniform you're not supposed to wear.

You've noticed that doesn't always work right?

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 05:47:02 PM 
Started by careyhead - Last post by coudano
just scan the certificate and email it to lmmeforms@capnhq.gov with a capid
attn DP, note it's for level 4
it'll probably be done same business day

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 05:27:19 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by hfriday
Fair point. I was mostly posting in response to the earlier question about whether AAFES should also dispatch such sizes.

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 05:26:53 PM 
Started by Simplex - Last post by Chappie
Yes...reached that milestone of 20 (actually has two to spare... Sept 1996-Dec 2018).  No access to or listing in eServices, so it is apparent that my request for retirement was approved.  As of today, that is the only action that has occurred as it relates to NHQ. Oh well...

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 05:24:32 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
When I was active-duty Army, there were some pretty out-of-weight-regs folks running around in uniforms. PT waivers for injury were largely responsible, and apparently not that rare. Moreover, the "tape test" that you had to pass if you were numerically overweight was intended to allow hugely muscled troops to avoid weight restrictions, but they were preposterous, because it was based on a ratio of waist to neck, disregarding the fact that sometimes overweight people have...well, overweight necks.

The difference here is the military >has< waivers, CAP does not, and further, even if you're too fat to be
retained, you still have to have clothes to wear while you're getting separated, so it's understandable to an extent
that these sizes are available, to the military.

Not for CAP.

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 05:22:43 PM 
Started by Eclipse - Last post by Eclipse
AAFES sells the "Extra Large" uniforms at the Military Clothing Sales. You want them to stop too?

To CAP members?  Yes.

And since the average member has no access to AAFES, largely (heh, see what I did there?) irrelevant.

For better or worse, VG is still the primary source for clothing for most members.  There's no reason
they should be selling size 60 waist blues pants. There's literally no reason for those to even exist.

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