Posted on Feb 8, 2014
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Is ALARACT 140-2007 still in effect, where it states combat badges are unauthorized to wear in a deployed environment? I saw a CPT here in Afghanistan wearing a CIB sewn on his MCUs.
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SSG Kevin McCulley
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I think the intent of that ALARACT was to keep soldiers from wearing pin-on badges while deployed, not sew on. However, like all things, unless it specifically said pin on instead of sew on (which didn't exist when the first ALARACT came out), then it is a no-go.. Hopefully it will be clarified when the new 670-1 comes out in 2054. 
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SSG Kevin McCulley
SSG Kevin McCulley
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I think it comes two immediate Readiness... Turn on badges would suck under body armor.... I think the army takes position that soldiers need to be ready to respond at all times, also demonstrated with our carrying a rifle with ammunition at all times.
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COL Director Of Operations
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Pin-on badges happen to be right where the seat belt passes across the chest of the driver. After tearing two sets of ACUs that way, I stopped wearing the pin-ons.
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COL Jon Lopey
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SSG: You correct in your call on this one. Great response! COL L
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COL Jon Lopey
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Good point about the seat belts. When I was overseas we always wore body armor so that wasn't an issue but in some deployments I can see the seat belt harness being a factor. Great point! COL L
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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SSG Maravi<div><br></div><div>Afghanistan was the most confusing place when it comes to any kind of Army standards. Folks have stated in other discussions that "standards are standards" and there isn't a regulation which covers "regulations while deployed" so I understand the ALARACT is still in effect.</div><div><br></div><div>However it doesn't change the facts of the Stan: people will do what's allowed by their CoC over there. Even each FOB, COP, base, camp etc. I visited had drastically different standards. One minute you're getting drilled FOR NOT saluting, the next you're getting drilled FOR saluting...</div>
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
SSG V. Michelle Woods
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I got out of there in June but before that, Marmal was where I tanned so I had no complaints about the sun lol. 
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SFC Senior Small Group Leader (Ssgl)
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We had a big issue with that, our blackwater tanks would fill up too quickly because people weren't combat showering like they were supposed to, so we would have to shut down whole LSS's till Fluor could get out there to drain them.  People would get so pissed off.


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SFC Communications Chief (S6)
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You missed out on all the snow we had this year SSG woods

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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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Ha! It took me three days to get out of Junction City because of the blizzard! I didn't miss anything and believe me, I didn't want to leave as bad as Kansas didn't want me to leave lol. 
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1SG Shane Hansen
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<p>To answer the question about whether or not the ALARACT 140/2007 is still in effect:&nbsp; yes it is.&nbsp; It is still in the "Active" folder on the AKO ALARACT page.&nbsp; Also in the ALARACT itself it states that it will not expire until the next revision of AR 670-1.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>27. EXPIRATION. THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE UPON NEXT PUBLICATION OF </p><p>AR 670-1.</p>
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