Are the coats double breasted (two rows of buttons) or single (one row of buttons)?
Obsolete and no longer authorized for uniform wear.
Agreed, but multitudes better than a pink Hello Kitty ski jacket with full-collared hood.
Quote from: spacecommand on November 13, 2011, 01:22:52 PMAre the coats double breasted (two rows of buttons) or single (one row of buttons)?Single.
Quote from: Littleguy on November 13, 2011, 02:18:00 PMQuote from: spacecommand on November 13, 2011, 01:22:52 PMAre the coats double breasted (two rows of buttons) or single (one row of buttons)?Single.Aahh, I got one of those also (double buttons), maybe I'll replace the buttons, with just plain blue buttons. Also I've got the old blue rain coat (without insulation shell) as well as the the one (with the insulation shell) which I believe is the same as what you describe above. AF regulations did allow the blue rain coat & blue insulated coat to be worn with civilian cloths IF no rank was displayed, so it would be legally for the latter 2 to be utilized even with the golf shirt combination.RM
You could probably take those obsolete coats to your local Surplus store and make a few dollars for your squadron.You could even try working a trade for some stuff your unit could use.
I'm not sure how much it would cost, or how "worth it" this would be, but couldn't you just have a tailor/nice squadron member replace the buttons? It would have to cost less than buying new trench coats. But again, I'm not sure how "worth it" this would be.
Speaking of trench coats, I have a question....I'm a C/2nd Lt and I plan on wearing my trench coat for the first time to tomorrow's CAC meeting. The 39-1 reads "Cadet officers wear regular size metal grade insignia on epaulet." How should they be positioned on the collar? Centered? Near the outer edges?Thanks.