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NIN

Quote from: PHall on November 30, 2013, 05:54:02 pm
No, we become visable in a forest because we're wearing the orange vest that we have always been required to wear for over 20 years now.

Amazing how many "experts" forget about that little requirement. :o


I could surely be wrong, but I'm reasonably certain that the "orange vest over everything" requirement is not 20 years old.

Maybe in your neck of the woods, Phil. Not in mine.
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PHall

Quote from: NIN on November 30, 2013, 07:01:48 pm
Quote from: PHall on November 30, 2013, 05:54:02 pm
No, we become visable in a forest because we're wearing the orange vest that we have always been required to wear for over 20 years now.

Amazing how many "experts" forget about that little requirement. :o


I could surely be wrong, but I'm reasonably certain that the "orange vest over everything" requirement is not 20 years old.

Maybe in your neck of the woods, Phil. Not in mine.


When we first started wearing BDU's, there was much whining from the Rescue Ranger types about being in camoflage.
The orange vest was the reply and IIRC that came from National.

TexasCadet

Quote from: flyer333555 on November 30, 2013, 06:36:04 pm
Amazing how many people here answer messages from others tongue-in-cheek or in a funny way then turn on others who answer in the same way!

Flyer


What do you mean?

PHall

Quote from: flyer333555 on November 30, 2013, 06:36:04 pm
Amazing how many people here answer messages from others tongue-in-cheek or in a funny way then turn on others who answer in the same way!

Flyer


Wasn't "turning on you".  If you feel you were attacked please contact a Mod to have your grieveance addressed.

NIN

Quote from: PHall on November 30, 2013, 07:08:37 pm
When we first started wearing BDU's, there was much whining from the Rescue Ranger types about being in camoflage.
The orange vest was the reply and IIRC that came from National.


I was a GTM and subsequently a GTL from somewhere around 1990 until sometime in 2004 or so. About 13 years of that in BDUs.

before all the "it has to be X sq inches of orange" hoopla, I owned two of the older Army road guard vests that are probably not ANSI compliant nowadays.  Used them more for "traffic control" than "ground team."  I am pretty sure I never wore one "constantly" in the field.

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Luis R. Ramos

Sorry if I took offense since you quoted me then stated "no, we become..."

If criticism or "put-down" was not intended, I apologize.

For the record, when the orange vest was announced I bought 4 or 5 which I carry in the trunk of my car.

One for me in my 24-hour pack, the rest as loaners.

I have been Safety Officer of two of the squadrons I have been in, Senior in the Safety Track, and at least twice Safety Officer at Group-level events and some bivouacs.

In other words, you will never hear me saying anything in violation of any CAP safety directive.

Flyer
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a2capt

Quote from: PHall on November 30, 2013, 07:08:37 pmWhen we first started wearing BDU's, there was much whining from the Rescue Ranger types about being in camoflage.
The orange vest was the reply and IIRC that came from National.
Funny, I don't seem to recall there being much in the way about reflective vests during the latter two thirds of my going into 13 years of CAP..

Is this from the same "knowledgebase" that you got "every nuclear power plant is a no-fly zone" from?

PHall

Quote from: a2capt on November 30, 2013, 07:59:14 pm
Quote from: PHall on November 30, 2013, 07:08:37 pmWhen we first started wearing BDU's, there was much whining from the Rescue Ranger types about being in camoflage.
The orange vest was the reply and IIRC that came from National.
Funny, I don't seem to recall there being much in the way about reflective vests during the latter two thirds of my going into 13 years of CAP..

Is this from the same "knowledgebase" that you got "every nuclear power plant is a no-fly zone" from?


The vest requirement has been in ES regs and not the uniform manual.
Makes about as much sense as the soaring uniform being in the 60-1 vs the 39-1.
But there it is...