MIL Why are you at Starbucks in that uniform?

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  1. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    ...so I was out riding yesterday morning and stopped at Starbucks for an triple espresso.

    As I was sitting down, I noticed a Sailor dressed in his Utility Uniform. (Visual Reference). This is not a uniform that is to be worn on liberty.

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    He was with a girl, so I waited for her to go get her coffee and I convo'd with him a bit:

    Me: Hey, you do realize that you're not supposed to be here in that uniform, right?

    PO2: I'm on my way to work.

    Me: You're pretty far from the sub base. (at least 25 minutes away). I'm not trying to be an asshole but you need to head to work if that's where you are going.

    PO2: Yeah, whatever.

    So, his girl comes back out and she sits at the table with him. I brush it off as just another broke-dick Sailor who doesn't want to do the right thing.

    Then I overhear him talking shit.

    PO2: Yeah, this jackass over here tried to tell me I couldn't be here in this uniform.

    Me: [​IMG]

    So I got up and walked over to their table.

    Me: So, now I'm a jackass for trying to correct you huh? Here let me introduce myself. I'm PO1 and I'll be giving your COB a call later this morning to let him know what a shitbird you are.

    PO2: Ha. You don't even know what ship I'm on.

    Me: Yeah I do. It's on the baseball cap you have in your back pocket. Enjoy your coffee and have a great Navy day.
     
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    Bobula Fairly Useless

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  3. Insdav3

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    I see Army guys at the mall, meijer, college, wallmart, etc in their fucking digital cammies. Yeah dude, you really need to be grocery shopping in your combat uniform. :ugh2:
     
  4. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    That's their uniform regs. They were their combat uniform EVERYWHERE.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Nothing ethug about it. We have regulations for a reason. (never thought I'd hear myself say that). :fawk:
     
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    Yah I fucking do kthxbaii.
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I would be more concerned with the way he spoke to you.
     
  8. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i corrected a JROTC girl for having improper tailored navy service alphas. do i get a cookie too? :o
     
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    Biomechanoid New Member

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    As long as we're not sitting down at a bar we can wear it wherever.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I was concerned. That's why I spoke with his COB.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    All I have is Pecan Sandies left. :(
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    IMO, it wasn't just a quick coffee get.

    As I walked to my motorcycle, he was still sitting there, jibber-jabbering with his girl. Even as I left the parking lot, he was still sitting there, enjoying his coffee and bagel.
     
  13. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    terrorism awareness > you :ugh:
     
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    Are Marines allowed to wear cammies in the malls when they are on recruiting duty?
     
  15. Insdav3

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    New order out saying we can't wear the digis ANYWHERE. Not even to stop for gas off-base.
     
  16. ooorah2111

    ooorah2111 New Member

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    Were we allowed to wear them before the new order about a year ago?
     
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    PlutoBHG New Member

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    warranted if he was sitting there, but no big deal if it was just a quick stop...
     
  18. Figori

    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    We Air Force peeps have similar regs about our BDU's/ABU's. It gets annoying at times (I say annoying because we are in the age of "convenience"), but I think it is good OpSec. Even though we are authorized to wear dress anywhere, I still don't think it's a great idea. Part of me hates the fact that we (AF) went away with base decals on vehicles, but again, it can be attributed to not only saving money, but better OpSec.

    That being said, I probably would have done the same. Some people just need to know their roll and do what they know is right. Ugh.
     
  19. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i still find it cute that you guys get trucker hats to wear as a military uniform
     
  20. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    You were stationed here, right? This was at the Starbucks in Waikele. A far cry from a short stop heading in to sub base at Pearl Harbor since he claimed he was heading to work.
     
  21. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    not really. If he lived in ewa beach or waikele then that would be on the way to work. Not that far if it was on the way but i highly doubt he was on the way since he was there with a gf.

    The sailor messed up twice. First by wearing the improper uniform someplace unauthorized and then by calling you a jackass within earshot.
     
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    yea, a quickstop would have been at the starbucks by circuit city in pearl city...and not sitting down...and not with your girlfriend, and not talking shit with you right there while still sitting down......


    i fucking hate when people do that, some LT ignorantly did that to me yesterday and i was pretty damn close to decking him :o instead i turned around and yelled at him heh
     
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    So what did his COB say to all of this?
     
  24. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I gave him the PO2s name, explained to him the situation and he stated, "I'll have a nice long chat with him when he comes in today."

    If I don't hear back from him by Friday, I'll let my Senior Enlisted handle it.
     
  25. Insdav3

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    Not sure, I wasn't in the states. I know before this order we could stop at a gas station to fill up, but that is over and done with. Emergencies only.
     

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