Thursday, May 3, 2018

For God, For Country...

Photo by Salt Water New England

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  1. I see the collar device of an apparently bored upperclassmen in the back, but how young and eagerly attentive the plebes seem! The days when they wore ties with their daily working uniforms are behind us, alas.

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  2. I always liked winter blue - worn with ribbons and necktie as a service uniform, sans ribbons and tie as a working uniform. We wore it in Newport and Norfolk, but like several other uniforms, it has been removed from the seabag.

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    1. Yep, the perfect cold weather uniform. Throw a station/ship's foul weather jacket over it, and all was good.

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    2. Yeah, it's a shame, it used to be that if you saw a servicemember out in the civilian world, most likely they'd be in one level of service dress at least. Recently all branches of the military have gone to wearing fatigues/battledress almost all the time, even when not doing fatigue work or training or deployed. It's like service uniforms have gone by the wayside. Seeing military personnel wearing baggy camoflagued clothes as if they are about to storm a hill when they're just having lunch at a TGIFriday's in the suburbs stateside manages to look farcical and vaguely menacing at the same time.

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  3. ...perhaps photographed inside one of the old "gymnasium buildings" at NAVOCS Newport? Friday evening PT competitions, ending always with the backbreaking tug of war.

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