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09-18-2000 07:22 PM
jk6672 They can do what ever they want to you. If your in the military you no longer fall under the bill of rights. UCMJ is what you get

09-18-2000 03:31 PM
RCjohn <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by scotty:
Yeah, that's how they get you to wear your seatbelt, too. It's just a scare tactic. I've been in eight years and never seen anyone get screwed by that rule. All you'd have to do is call your congressman. That usually gets everyone's attention.


I was in the Navy from '85 to '94 and never saw these rules enforced either. When the Navy tried to enforce it, a threat of a phone call to the Congressman was all it took to change their minds. I did however, see a couple of guys get written up and receive NJP(Non-Judicial Punishment for the non-veterans).


"If Harley made an airplane... would you fly in it?"
09-16-2000 06:33 PM
prometheus NEWS FLASH!!!!

The Squid is probablt going to live. A buddy is organizing a Poker Run with the benifits going to the victimd family to help pay med bills and so forth. The only prob I can see is, I don't think this will raise so much money. We are in the middle of Kansas in Po-Dunk-Ville. I wish there was a better way of fund raising for this kinda thing, they are a really nice family, Mike {AKA Squid-Boy} just pulled a really stupid stunt. Any suggestions, aside from kicking his butt when he gets out?

"Keep the rubber side down" Prometheus...
09-12-2000 06:09 PM
bird12472 Well I've got almost 8 years in the Army and have seen the benifits go both ways due to neglagence. As for the road gaurd vest and the safty belt/sash over the shoulder the vest is a cant go wrong if dark out. You must wear a bright colored long sleve shirt in the daytime, no reflective neccessary. At night you must have bright colored long sleve shirt on with reflective material on it. So if the MP's SP's and what ever other patrols you have want to give you a ticket for BDU's/flight coverals ect and the saftey sash the can even in the daytime because you dont have on a bright shirt. As for off post you must have as a minumum, Helmet securely fastened under the chin, goggles or face shield in the down position (sun glasses/saftey glasses are a no-no because they can fall off), long sleve shirt, full length trousers/pants, over the ankle boots or shoes made of leather or other sturdy material (jungle boots are a no-no also), and full fingered gloves. I learned these reg's for DOD because I have to do the saftey inspections on the motorcycles in my unit. (funny thing is the bikes all are in good shape its the cages that need to straighten up and get repairs)

09-11-2000 03:04 PM
scotty <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jk6672:
...You wont get a dime for not wearing all the safty gear...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, that's how they get you to wear your seatbelt, too. It's just a scare tactic. I've been in eight years and never seen anyone get screwed by that rule. All you'd have to do is call your congressman. That usually gets everyone's attention.

I wouldn't be so paranoid if you all weren't out to get me.
09-11-2000 12:44 PM
His_Suzuki According to the motorcycle safety office, where you take your MSF course to get your base sticker, they said that during the dark hours you have to be reflective in one way or another. I have a Tourmaster jacket with reflective triangles and I also have the red reflective belt that is worn on the flightline. I do not like to wear the vest, especially since I usually wear my backpack on over my jacket. I bought a yellow backpack with a reflective hem in it, just for that purpose. If any of you want a belt, I have about 25, of the red ones. I think that Cosmo like to also carry his lightsaber with him when he rides on base, too. ;p Road guards out!

Todd Hoffmaster
'00 Katana 600
39 speeding tickets and now I have a V1.
09-11-2000 07:39 AM
jk6672 Cosmo, I know it's a DOD reg but do you thinks the rules vary from base to base or is there just one basic standard? Cause we have to wear the vest day or night and are required to wear it out in town.


Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we?
09-11-2000 07:33 AM
jk6672 The jobs not that bad, as you can see I can sit on the computer all day It's there rules and regulations that suck I'm getting out after eight years. Four years of aircraft carriers and foreign countries and soon to be four years here.


Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we?
09-11-2000 07:32 AM
Cosmo I'm very sorry to hear about your buddy. I hope for him and his family that he makes a full recovery. I'm Active Duty Air Force, and here in San Antonio, you have to wear "a reflective vest or other light reflecting garment" while on base, in the pre dawn or after dark hours. During the day, you only have to wear "a light colored long sleeve garment". As far as the construction man vest goes; lots of riders wear that sash-looking thing. It' about 3 inches wide and just drapes over one shoulder. It provides just about 3" of visibility as well! You MUST wear a helmet at all times whether on base or off if you are military (Guard and Reserve as well, because it's a DoD regulation and not just an Air Force reg) However, per the reg, you don't have to wear the reflective vest when off-base, just the helmet. When i ride on base (not often either) i wear the super-bright-runs-on-4-D-batteries ugly orange construction man vest. Looks geeky, but them's the rules. The gate guards will not let you on base w/o one. They have nothing better todo you know.

"Do you know how fast you were going, son?" "Gee officer, if I guess right, can I go home?"
09-11-2000 06:11 AM
#2f4 i knew there was a reason i didn't join the military !

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