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You've been to military balls. Like me, you've seen a wide variety of ball gowns. What is an appropriate ball gown? What is not? Can you give or show example?
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We must be fully rested before engaging in operations with tactical equipment, but for some reason its ok when the Army doesn't own it.
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According to FM 7-22:

The UFR elicits intangible rewards gained from running with a group, such as esprit de corps, team
building, and discipline. Unit formation runs are based on a time and/or distance that can be achieved with unit
integrity and a display of unit cohesion. Unit formation runs are organized by squad, platoon, company, or
battalion; not by ability. Keeping a large unit in step, with proper distance intervals and correct running form,
offers intangible benefits that commander’s desire. Commanders should not use UFRs as the foundation of their
PRT program. They should be performed no more than once per quarter due to the limited training effect
offered for the entire unit.

So tell me why we do it 3 and 4 times a quarter? Again with the hypocratic - "Do as I say, Not as I do"

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I wish the latest ALARACT would come out already. And I know that everybody has to be switched over to the "new and improved" Operational Camouflage Pattern" (OCP) AKA "Scorpion W2's" by 2018. But are we authorized to start wearing them once they go on sale at MCSS? Just like the new APFT?
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SGT Chris Reese
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Seeing the SPC get a Company Grade for jumping with his fish is pretty high on the "awesome reason for an Article 15" list.... so what's you story?
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§700. Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties

(a)(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

(2) This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.

(b) As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.

(d)(1) An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).

(2) The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.

(Added Pub. L. 90–381, §1, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 291; amended Pub. L. 101–131, §§2, 3, Oct. 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 777.)
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1989—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–131, §2(a), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “Whoever knowingly casts contempt upon any flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon it shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.”

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–131, §2(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “The term ‘flag of the United States’ as used in this section, shall include any flag, standard colors, ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, color, or ensign of the United States of America, or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, standards, colors, or ensign of the United States of America.”

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–131, §3, added subsec. (d).
Short Title of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–547, §1, Dec. 19, 2000, 114 Stat. 2738, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 716 and 1036 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Enhanced Federal Security Act of 2000’.”
Short Title of 1989 Amendment

Section 1 of Pub. L. 101–131 provided that: “This Act [amending this section] may be cited as the ‘Flag Protection Act of 1989’.”
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From: Fox News

A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFyztThzgxI
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"Our job is to market the Army [to the public]," Mark Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing and the director of the Army Marketing and Research Group, said in a Wednesday interview. " 'Army Strong' just didn't resonate with them. You'd either get an 'eh' sort of response, or you'd get an, 'Of course you're strong. You're supposed to be. You're in the Army. …'

What do you think?

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2015/04/30/army-strong-advertising-recruiting/26586513/
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I feel as each day passes, Americans are being slowly "conditioned" into a state where our constitutional rights are little to none.

Talk of gun control is absurd to me; it's obvious that the 2nd Amendment's original intent is to allow Americans the right to protect themselves with their own firearm without fear of repercussion. I don't understand how the argument, "Guns kill people." is legitimate to anyone because mentally unstable people kill people.. a weapon is a tool; an extension of a man's will. If the man chooses to kill someone, how can you justify punishing an entire nation by the actions of a few morons?

Just my $.02. There are a bunch of examples, but I wanted to get the input of the RP community. Am I imagining this?

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So, I recently had, what I have determined through copious amounts of research, a liar respond to some of my posts (questions and comments I submitted). The fakes are a given, because I know they're out there. So, from your stand-point, how would you handle a liar, who is embellishing their career. They have indeed served, but it is dead-to-rights obvious that they're full of it, i.e. TIG/TIS doesn't match up to an impossibility. Is it even worth it? Or maybe I'm wrong, and the Army changed it's standards at some point during my career, but I just was never aware of it.
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Which country do you think would be the most challenging opponent in an all-out war with the United States?

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Whats your take on these not so new, however relatively new in the sluggish Army, doctrinal world?

Was somebody just fluffing their OER???

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So here we are, myself and a battle buddy (also a SSG), sitting on CQ. Yes that’s right two Staff Sergeants sitting on CQ, one of the pleasures of being an AIT instructor. For the sake of interpersonal professional development and a means of passing time, we opened a healthy dialogue of standards, or what we perceive to be standards. I am sure most of us are familiar with the days of stripping and waxing floors. So, the topic at hand was – is there really a purpose behind having soldiers do meaningless tasks such as stripping and waxing floors or picking weeds and flipping rocks? For the sake of argument, or playing devil’s advocate if you will, I say that those tasks bring soldiers together and forge long lasting bonds, as they did for me when I was coming up. My colleague argues that they serve no purpose and are quite literally obsolete. What is your take on it?

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It seems like the "fun" is being beat out of this generation of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. An Article 15 for taking a fish on a parachute jump? The CO of a cruiser fired for taking the ship's mascot? It is though there is a generation someplace that is determined to eliminate any great "sea stories" to tell their friends and grandchildren......

What's up?

fun, service, discipline,
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Posse Comitatus Act, a United States federal law prohibiting members of the military from exercising powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property Act, a United States federal law prohibiting members of the military from exercising powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property
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How many times has a soldier walked right passed you and not even bat an eyelash, much less give you the greeting of the day? Then you go on to see that soldier salute an officer and give them the greeting of the day. I think we have lost our touch! NCO's what do you think???

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Has anyone here experienced this and did it happen during basic or doing a rotation? And how did those love letters feel coming after a long day?

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