A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: No casual Fridays for Marines;
new uniform regulations in place
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
No casual Fridays for Marines;
new uniform regulations in place

Los Angeles Times, by Tony Perry

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/11/2013 5:10:00 PM

San Diego - In much of the civilian world, today is Casual Friday, in which at-work dress codes, if there are any, are relaxed so employees can feel more comfortable and collegial. Not so for Marines at Camp Pendleton and elsewhere. Starting this month, all Marines except those who are deployed are ordered to wear service uniforms on Friday. They can no longer show up in utility uniforms, often referred to as camouflage. Depending on the season, there are two sets of acceptable service uniforms. The "bravos" consist of a long-sleeve khaki shirt with tie and trousers.

Comments:
I have to agree with this. In my last job in Texas, because I "knew" my customers as professionals, never went without coat & tie on "causal Fridays," as they could show up in headquarters office at anytime. Co-workers probably thought I was a jerk, or didn´t care.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 1/11/2013 6:04:52 PM     (No. 9111532)

OP
Have to agree with you. As a field service engineer for many years, it is astounding how unkempt current engineers are allowed to arrive at customer sites.
As a customer myself I always tended to respect the opinion of a sales or service engineer dressed for business in shirt and tie instead of looking like they just stepped off their skateboard in raggedy jeans, tie dyed t-shirt, earrings and tattoos.
The impression one gives in how they dress only adds to their credibility. They way you look matters.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/11/2013 6:12:02 PM     (No. 9111541)

I go back to the days when IBM was no facial hair, and white shirts only. Once while in an elevator, Tom Watson entered and as the elevator started moving, told a fellow to dump the red tie.
How times have changed. Casual Fridays, INDEED !

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/11/2013 6:16:08 PM     (No. 9111549)

Here in Colorado, I never see a military member in any class A uniform. They all wear camouflage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/11/2013 6:35:23 PM     (No. 9111579)

Tell you the truth I sort of liked "Hawaiian Fridays". And another thing is that I never saw a GI dressed in Camo that didn´t look freshly pressed and neat. I´m not so sure that field service rant is valid either. I was one of those field service guys who showed up at Intel and Motorola and AT&T in pressed levis and sport shirt and clean dark socks and boots along with my travel case. I never had any of my customers give me any indication that they wanted anything out of me except to fix their problems. Especially not any comment ever about how I looked. I always got a thank you after my trips into Canada or Newark or Chicago or Phoenix.

For my money, the GI´s should be doing what the rest of the world does on Fridays. Dress down but keep their sidearms ready and their shoes shined.

Obama should rescind this idiot directive at once. He should remember his roots because after all, Hawaiian Fridays originated in Hawaii and more to the point, Honolulu. But then he is not known for anything that smacks of humanity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/11/2013 7:34:13 PM     (No. 9111646)

Wearing Class A or B uniforms on Fridays, instead of Class C (fatigue, BDU, field - whichever decade we´re talking about) is an old Army tradition.

Dress Up Friday instead of Casual Friday.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/11/2013 10:05:41 PM     (No. 9111815)

Dress uniforms are made of polyester and as service members in the Pentagon on 9-11-01 found out they melt quite easily. We are a nation at war and we should always be prepared to fight not look pretty.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 2:32:10 AM     (No. 9112012)

I only care that they are alive and well.

How much will this cost US at a time of budget cuts ?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/12/2013 4:35:10 PM     (No. 9113108)

Nothing. Class A, B and C uniforms are part of initial issue.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 718634




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



CIA’s former top lawyer fires back at
Senate report, criticizes Feinstein
McClatchy Washington Bureau, by James Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 6:20:07 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The CIA’s former top lawyer disputes Senate findings that the spy agency lied about its brutal interrogations of terrorists, insisting the tactics produced useful intelligence and flatly denying that the CIA misled the former Bush administration, Congress and the American public. At the same time, John Rizzo, who left the CIA as acting general counsel in 2009, said some CIA employees or contractors were overzealous in the use of the tactics but that the CIA informed lawyers at the Justice Department of the excesses.

GM to seek court protection
against ignition lawsuits
Reuters, by Jessica Dye    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 6:01:10 PM     Post Reply
General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches. GM has said it is protected from liability for claims related to incidents that occurred before it exited bankruptcy in 2009, and has taken steps to raise those issues with the court by filing motions to stay recall-related lawsuits while it asks that bankruptcy court to clarify the extent of that protection. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday, GM asked for a stay on litigation

China´s Xi purging corrupt officials
to put own men in place: sources
Reuters, by Benjamin Kang Lim *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:54:36 PM     Post Reply
Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule, said the sources, who have ties to the leadership. In the most far-reaching example of his intentions, Xi plans to promote about 200 progressive officials

   

 

B-G1


 
What Your Sleeping Position
Says About Your Relationship
Time Magazine, by Alexandra Sifferlin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:47:21 PM     Post Reply
According to a new study, spooning with your partner really does say something about your relationship. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire surveyed 1,000 people and found that couples who maintained physical contact while they slept were more likely to report being happy in their relationship. An overwhelming 94% of couples who touch while sleeping said they were happy, while only 68% of couples who didn’t touch while snoozing expressed being satisfied with their relationship. Not only that, physical distance while sleeping seemed to translate into emotional distance.

Pakistani Taliban End
Cease-Fire With Government
New York Times, by Ismail Khan & Declan Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:33:00 PM     Post Reply
Peshawar , Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday that they were ending a six-week-old ceasefire but would continue peace talks with the Pakistani government. In a statement emailed to journalists, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, as the group is formally known, accused the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the ceasefire. In a statement emailed to journalists, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, as the group is formally known, accused the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the ceasefire. “The T.T.P. showed restraint and patience over the ongoing operations,” said the spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, in reference to the Pakistani military. “But the government failed to take

Court Deportations Drop
43 Percent in Last Five Years
New York Times, by Julia Preston    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 5:04:45 PM     Post Reply
New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009 and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five years, according to Justice Department statistics released on Wednesday. (Snip) The statistics present a different picture of President Obama’s enforcement policies than the one painted by many immigrant advocates, who have assailed the president as the “deporter in chief” and accused him of rushing to reach a record of two million deportations.

Knife found in enchilada at Calif. airport
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 4:59:04 PM     Post Reply
Sonoma, Calif. – A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez says the 8 and a-half inch long blade was found Monday at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The passenger, who has not been identified, said she made the enchilada over the weekend, and didn´t know how the knife got into the bag. She was questioned by Sonoma County Sheriff´s deputies, but then cleared to board her flight. Melendez says the TSA



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

37 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

37 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

35 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

   

 



 
Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

   

Post Reply   Close thread 718634





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~