Posted on Mar 20, 2015
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This is a long standing debate with a close friend, in the Navy you do not salute uncovered or in civilian clothes but when I go on our local AF bases the military guards salute me. I return the salute out of respect for all of those currently serving. http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/Prep_For_Basic_Training/Prep_for_basic_customs_and_courtesies/the-hand-salute.shtml
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LTC Stephen C.
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Edited 4 y ago
LCDR (Join to see), if saluted, I always return it, regardless of regs. If someone thinks enough of me to salute, I think enough of them to return it. Common courtesy.
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CPT Brandon Christensen
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Right on sir!
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SSG Paul Headlee
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Absolutely.
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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LTC Stephen C. Hand Salute, Sir!
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LTC Stephen C.
LTC Stephen C.
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And to you, CSM Charles Hayden!
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They are showing you respect sir, returning it is the same.
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Lt Col Jim Coe
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If the gate guard salutes me, I return it as long as it's safe to do so. I usually bid him/her good morning or afternoon or say thank you. It shows respect for the military member rendering the salute. If I come in at rush hour, I'm careful to not hold up traffic for this routine.
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Luckily I am able to plan my meetings late enough in the morning that there is no traffic at the gate.
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