I am sure that you will all be relieved to know that we are now past 15 Nov and have official permission to wear the fleece cap as head gear. Thus, all those ears and cold noggins are protected much more than by the ordinary patrol cap.
Why the 15th you might ask?
Well, that is the date at which the fleece cap is allowed at Ft Campbell. Since the senior tachtical commander here is teh 101st Commander, Ft Campbell rules apply. Of course, you also have to understand that this is nothing to do with the outside temperature. Rather, it is easier to enforce by appearance and date.
Something like white shoes considered tacky before Memorial Day.
The fleece hats are just a standard green pull on. No name, no rank and no pom-pom. Simple, easy, comfortable and warm on the ears. Some of us look like dorks, but who is complaining.
That takes care of the morning. You also must have your regular patrol cap in your pocket for it would be really, really bad to wind up with fleece on your head in the middle of the afternoon with the temperature close to 20C.
I am thinking it is probably easier all the way around to just bike back and forth. Helmets are easy. They have no rank, you can wear just about any color you want.
oh, and should I tell about the proper wear of the reflective belt?
Rather than keep you in suspense, I will elucidate: all the time in PT clothing, when dark in ACUs. Worn at an angle from R shoulder to left side. Why? This is how they do it at Ft Lewis……
No, I have not forgotten how! Socks under construction –