MIL any of you been to a combat dining out?

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  1. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    I got an email about one next week, and have no idea what its about or what happens.

    Anyone want to clue me in?
     
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    Been to a dining in in the field...
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    army dining in = air force dining out, i think
     
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    It's funny as shit.. that's about it.
     
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    I'm confused.
     
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    andymodem Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Dining-out. The dining-out is a relatively new custom that includes spouses and guests. It is similar in all other respects to a dining-in. The dining-out is becoming increasingly popular with officers and enlisted members alike.

    Combat dining-in. The combat dining-in, the newest of the dining-in traditions, is becoming increasingly popular, especially in operational units. The format and sequence of events is built around the traditional dining-in, however, it’s far less formal atmosphere and combat dress requirements (flight-suit, BDUs) have made it very appealing to the masses. There is not a great deal written on the subject and the only limit seems to be that of the imagination of the planning committee.



    I'd assume its the same as the combat dining-in, but allows spouses or guests to attend with you.

    http://usmilitary.about.com/od/airforce/a/afdiningin.htm
     
  7. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    whatever you do, GO!
    Also, find out if water guns are allowed. If so, bring one.
     
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    i have been to a dining out it was great.. you dress pretty fancy.. ohh it was fun.. dining in is military only no dependents
     
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    ohh hehe the grog is funny.. also hehe we were the first to be served because we banged our spoons the fastest and the loudest haha there were holes in the table clothes
     
  10. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    A "combat" dining out is the opposite of fancy. Usually they throw netting everywhere, make it look like a forward deployed location. You usually have to run the gauntlet before you can get into the building (usually a hangar).
    It is so much fun. The last one I went to, I was surprised at how well behaved the Marines were. I guess it would be the last of them if they embarrassed their tenant unit in front of the entire wing.
     
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    Yep.. never heard of a dining out either unless it's a formal deal.

    Now a dining in.. That is the shit.. Water guns, something to throw (like bread) and lots of trips to teh grogg bowl (normally a toilet) and drunken hilarity ensues..
     
  12. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    we had a combat dining out at andrews during ROTC (i know, i know, it's not active duty but whatever...the only difference was the lack of alchohol since most of us were underage)

    we wore goofy combat uniforms, there was really no rule on what to wear (some people wore their grandfathers' WWII gear, etc. i wore swiss camo i bought for about $10 off the net)

    it was a good time - food fight, grog, water balloons, the whole deal. it was held in one of the maintenance hangars. very informal.

    i'd imagine an active duty one is the same thing but with plenty of booze.
     
  13. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    The marines were launching attacks on everyone. They had some guy in a cherry picker fully extended tossing water ballons at people below.
     

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