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2021-03-05 7:13:37 AM  
Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs
 
2021-03-05 8:31:17 AM  
The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.


Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).
 
2021-03-05 9:26:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


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2021-03-05 9:28:37 AM  

Salmon: Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).

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2021-03-05 9:28:44 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs


I should think that would be desirable of everyone
 
2021-03-05 9:29:05 AM  
I feel pretty, oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright
And I pity any boot who isn't me tonight
 
2021-03-05 9:33:43 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


The answer to the underwear question (maybe accidentally?) is in the headline... commando. Many in the military simply don't wear underwear.  Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.
 
2021-03-05 9:37:28 AM  

Tom-Servo: Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).

The answer to the underwear question (maybe accidentally?) is in the headline... commando. Many in the military simply don't wear underwear.  Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.


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2021-03-05 9:39:14 AM  
16.66 isn't going buy a terribly comfortable or durable pair of shoes, for men or women.

Not that 72 cents went terribly far towards good underwear.

Makes me wonder, are bras required clothing?  Because a good bra costs at least $20, assuming you are small chested and just want a sports bra.  Bustier women generally end up paying a lot more.
 
2021-03-05 9:39:32 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


I went Commando after Boot Camp...
But yes, you can pretty much wear anything you want, as long as Gunny can't seem 'em.
 
2021-03-05 9:42:12 AM  
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2021-03-05 9:43:41 AM  
$.72?  Biden is defunding the military!
 
2021-03-05 9:44:39 AM  

the_rhino: Salmon: Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).

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Boner camouflage


Stop laughing-the reason you can't see my penis is because of the camouflage. Yeah, that's it.
 
2021-03-05 9:44:43 AM  

Pocket Ninja: unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair


Exactly that.  You're on your feet a fair bit, and even if you have a "desk job" you're still going to end up in the motor pool in the rain twice a month at a minimum.  Boots last a good while but dress shoes wear out in just a handful of years.  The clothing allowance is an abstracted, amortized cost for keeping your uniforms serviceable and presentable. It doesn't really do the job, but every extra dollar helps.
 
2021-03-05 9:47:06 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


Shoes and pumps generally have a 1-2 year lifespan. The $16.66 per year is supposed to cover both maintenance (e.g. polishes and brushes) and replacement.  Generally it covers only some of the costs, not all.
 
2021-03-05 9:48:13 AM  

Pocket Ninja: And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


Worth noting that the original one-time allotment was $50, and $16.66 is another $50 amortized over 3 years, so they're probably just figuring they're willing to replace them once every 3 years.
 
2021-03-05 9:48:36 AM  
When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  

Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs


I'm sure the rate of rapes in no worse that Northeastern or any other American University.   Rape is intolerable in any context, but unless your a Marine like myself, I won't let some rando show prejudice against the Marines when I'm sure they can find plenty of rapes to stop or comment on in their own neighborhood.
 
2021-03-05 9:48:39 AM  
how long before they all get to shower together like starship troopers?
 
2021-03-05 9:52:53 AM  

wingedkat: 16.66 isn't going buy a terribly comfortable or durable pair of shoes, for men or women.

Not that 72 cents went terribly far towards good underwear.

Makes me wonder, are bras required clothing?  Because a good bra costs at least $20, assuming you are small chested and just want a sports bra.  Bustier women generally end up paying a lot more.


even a small breasted person will be spending way more than 20 bucks if they want a bra that will stand up to being washed more than twice. As a person who wears a much larger bra, it's easy to spend 50-60 on basic cotton knit underwire models.
And that 72 cents can add up. There are 182,000 marines. 8% are women, so there are 167,440 men. That comes to $12556.80/year is $2,41,136 dollars. Surely that money could have gone to a more important item, like the Osprey development fund. (I swear it will work this time!)
https://youtu.be/1w4mVycaC_o
 
2021-03-05 9:53:00 AM  

SometimesItsTuesday: Pocket Ninja: unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair

Exactly that.  You're on your feet a fair bit, and even if you have a "desk job" you're still going to end up in the motor pool in the rain twice a month at a minimum.  Boots last a good while but dress shoes wear out in just a handful of years.  The clothing allowance is an abstracted, amortized cost for keeping your uniforms serviceable and presentable. It doesn't really do the job, but every extra dollar helps.


If you are stationed in a more traditional office-style posting, $20 per year for dress flats/pumps is seriously underfunded for several reasons.

A pair of Corfram shoes begins at ~$40. If you only have that one pair of shoes that your wear every single day they are not going to make it a year. The stank alone will require changing them out more frequently. Not to mention scuffs, heel tips, etc.

I mean, good for the Marines for finally recognizing some of the differences in male/female clothing allowances. But $20 a year?
 
2021-03-05 9:56:25 AM  

End_Of_Line: SometimesItsTuesday: Pocket Ninja: unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair

Exactly that.  You're on your feet a fair bit, and even if you have a "desk job" you're still going to end up in the motor pool in the rain twice a month at a minimum.  Boots last a good while but dress shoes wear out in just a handful of years.  The clothing allowance is an abstracted, amortized cost for keeping your uniforms serviceable and presentable. It doesn't really do the job, but every extra dollar helps.

If you are stationed in a more traditional office-style posting, $20 per year for dress flats/pumps is seriously underfunded for several reasons.

A pair of Corfram shoes begins at ~$40. If you only have that one pair of shoes that your wear every single day they are not going to make it a year. The stank alone will require changing them out more frequently. Not to mention scuffs, heel tips, etc.

I mean, good for the Marines for finally recognizing some of the differences in male/female clothing allowances. But $20 a year?


I mean, it's definitely low, but I think it's only meant to pay for the pair of shoes that they require while on the job, and not meant to pay for sneakers you'd wear off it.  Even then, 3 years seems like a lot.  I'd have to velvet-bag my dress shoes in the car after work each day and buy some odor treatment.
 
2021-03-05 9:58:52 AM  

Tom-Servo: Many in the military simply don't wear underwear.  Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.


I was always hot in my underwear. 

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2021-03-05 9:59:33 AM  

BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs

I'm sure the rate of rapes in no worse that Northeastern or any other American University.   Rape is intolerable in any context, but unless your a Marine like myself, I won't let some rando show prejudice against the Marines when I'm sure they can find plenty of rapes to stop or comment on in their own neighborhood.


Not sure how pointing out rape in the military means ignoring rapes that happen elsewhere. Aren't the marines supposed to be the bestest of the bestest of people? Shouldn't it be reasonable to expect they won't assault their fellows? Why must it take a marine to mention that the corps has an incidence of sexual violence "no worse" than any university?
 
2021-03-05 10:00:07 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


That's exactly the idea. I worked in a warehouse a long time ago that had a work boot allowance of 20 bucks a year. You were supposed to save it.
 
2021-03-05 10:00:32 AM  

SometimesItsTuesday: Pocket Ninja: unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair

Exactly that.  You're on your feet a fair bit, and even if you have a "desk job" you're still going to end up in the motor pool in the rain twice a month at a minimum. Boots last a good while but dress shoes wear out in just a handful of years.  The clothing allowance is an abstracted, amortized cost for keeping your uniforms serviceable and presentable. It doesn't really do the job, but every extra dollar helps.



I spent 4 years in the US Army.   I *NEVER* ended up in the motor pool, rain or not.  We did PT in the rain, of course, but meh.   Is Hawaii.  Rains every day.

And I spent my working hours 60 feet below a pineapple field, in a nice air-conditioned facility, listening to Morse code.

The best part was getting off a mid-shift, especially when you start break*, and you grabbed a couple of beers and sat outside the barracks watching the poor schlubs in the 25th Infantry doing company PT runs, giving you the hairy eyeball because you're drinking in civvies at 8 or 9am on a weekday.  And because you need a haircut.

*We worked 6 days on, 2 off, but the break between Mids (11pm to 7am) and Days (7am to 3pm) was especially long, almost 3 complete days.
 
2021-03-05 10:00:42 AM  
Sometime in the distant future.

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2021-03-05 10:02:07 AM  

PastryChef: wingedkat: 16.66 isn't going buy a terribly comfortable or durable pair of shoes, for men or women.

Not that 72 cents went terribly far towards good underwear.

Makes me wonder, are bras required clothing?  Because a good bra costs at least $20, assuming you are small chested and just want a sports bra.  Bustier women generally end up paying a lot more.

even a small breasted person will be spending way more than 20 bucks if they want a bra that will stand up to being washed more than twice. As a person who wears a much larger bra, it's easy to spend 50-60 on basic cotton knit underwire models.
And that 72 cents can add up. There are 182,000 marines. 8% are women, so there are 167,440 men. That comes to $12556.80/year is $2,41,136 dollars. Surely that money could have gone to a more important item, like the Osprey development fund. (I swear it will work this time!)
https://youtu.be/1w4mVycaC_o


I had to adjust my price down after looking up the price of  sports bras for size A and discovering they were only $20.

But I suppose they aren't "good" bras.
 
2021-03-05 10:02:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).


All the female marines I knew just wore men's boxers... and T-shirts. Yes, giggity.

/DNRTFA
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///slashies come in threes
 
2021-03-05 10:03:25 AM  

Prof. Frink: Stop laughing-the reason you can't see my penis is because of the camouflage. Yeah, that's it.


I was in the pool!
 
2021-03-05 10:03:42 AM  

dittybopper: I spent 4 years in the US Army. I *NEVER* ended up in the motor pool, rain or not.


Well, there's your problem, right there =)
 
2021-03-05 10:04:22 AM  

BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.


Typo, or callout to republican underwear?
 
2021-03-05 10:05:26 AM  

Tom-Servo: Many in the military simply don't wear underwear. Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.


Having lived through many Texas summers, I just can't understand not wanting something to wick sweat away.  It doesn't need to even add a single degree of heat -- the evaporative cooling will do the opposite.  Uniqlo airism mesh is a godsend.  It does the same thing under a t-shirt, and also you don't ruin the shirt walking from a building to your car.

/feels like wearing nothing at all
//nothing at all

//nothing at all
 
2021-03-05 10:05:35 AM  
I wasn't aware of the allowance at all and I specifically remember getting charged for all uniforms in boot camp because the paychecks ended up being $25 or something after that was deducted.
 
2021-03-05 10:05:44 AM  

wingedkat: Bustier women generally end up paying a lot more.


Well, yeah, but they also get paid more...
 
2021-03-05 10:09:57 AM  

PastryChef: BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs

I'm sure the rate of rapes in no worse that Northeastern or any other American University.   Rape is intolerable in any context, but unless your a Marine like myself, I won't let some rando show prejudice against the Marines when I'm sure they can find plenty of rapes to stop or comment on in their own neighborhood.

Not sure how pointing out rape in the military means ignoring rapes that happen elsewhere. Aren't the marines supposed to be the bestest of the bestest of people? Shouldn't it be reasonable to expect they won't assault their fellows? Why must it take a marine to mention that the corps has an incidence of sexual violence "no worse" than any university?


Also, the military is worse in terms of sexual assualt rates IIRC
 
2021-03-05 10:11:53 AM  

BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs


They 'issued' you white supremacist gear?  Holy crap, the Core is further down the rabbit hole than I thought....
 
2021-03-05 10:13:41 AM  
Standard Army-issue men's briefs.  Neither tighty nor whitey.  And the most uncomfortable garment you could possibly have next to your tender bits.  As soon as basic training was over, everybody rushed out to get something (ANYTHING!) else.

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2021-03-05 10:24:02 AM  
Wearing cotton undies and running/sweating in a warm climate sounds like a recipe for a bad case of
monkey ass...And it really sucks..Unless you can get a warm shower, some baby powder and a dry
clothes you're miserable..
 
2021-03-05 10:28:27 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Wearing cotton undies and running/sweating in a warm climate sounds like a recipe for a bad case of
monkey ass...And it really sucks..Unless you can get a warm shower, some baby powder and a dry
clothes you're miserable..


We always call it swamp ass.
 
2021-03-05 10:28:38 AM  

70Ford: Tom-Servo: Many in the military simply don't wear underwear.  Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.

I was always hot in my underwear. 

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Those faces seem poorly designed: the ears are asymmetric, the trunk is bent, and the other facial features are cock-eyed.
 
2021-03-05 10:29:16 AM  
FTA: "Marine Corps Gets Rid of Male-Only Underwear Allowance After Review"

...and, if you're interested in male-only Marine underwear reviews, there are several websites to which I can direct you...
 
2021-03-05 10:45:13 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: PastryChef: BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs

I'm sure the rate of rapes in no worse that Northeastern or any other American University.   Rape is intolerable in any context, but unless your a Marine like myself, I won't let some rando show prejudice against the Marines when I'm sure they can find plenty of rapes to stop or comment on in their own neighborhood.

Not sure how pointing out rape in the military means ignoring rapes that happen elsewhere. Aren't the marines supposed to be the bestest of the bestest of people? Shouldn't it be reasonable to expect they won't assault their fellows? Why must it take a marine to mention that the corps has an incidence of sexual violence "no worse" than any university?

Also, the military is worse in terms of sexual assualt rates IIRC


I'm pretty sure nothing intelligent follows "rape is intolerable, but"
 
2021-03-05 10:49:05 AM  
TIL the board of elections I work for has a higher boot budget than the military.
 
2021-03-05 10:50:40 AM  
How is this NOT a soldiers-in-underwear thread?
 
2021-03-05 10:50:57 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Mr. Shabooboo: Wearing cotton undies and running/sweating in a warm climate sounds like a recipe for a bad case of
monkey ass...And it really sucks..Unless you can get a warm shower, some baby powder and a dry
clothes you're miserable..

We always call it swamp ass.


Try working a flight deck in Florida in 100+deg heat, tarmac so hot your boots are melting to it, Navy dungarees with long sleeves, don't get caught not wearing a t-shirt and the farking cranial with goggles that trap so much sweat it starts to pool in the damn things. The best part was taking fuel samples from the wing tanks of A-7s, almost impossible to do without jet fuel running down your arm into your armpit, so you get fuel burn/itch and fumes to add to your soaking wet shirt and swamp ass, the kind of sweating were you can ring sweat out of your socks half way through your shift.

Good times.
 
2021-03-05 10:56:13 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs


Warehouse Mangers?
 
2021-03-05 11:07:46 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs

Warehouse Mangers?


Even kinkier......

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2021-03-05 11:11:49 AM  

wingedkat: 16.66 isn't going buy a terribly comfortable or durable pair of shoes, for men or women.

Not that 72 cents went terribly far towards good underwear.

Makes me wonder, are bras required clothing?  Because a good bra costs at least $20, assuming you are small chested and just want a sports bra.  Bustier women generally end up paying a lot more.


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2021-03-05 11:13:27 AM  

Ecobuckeye: Natalie Portmanteau: PastryChef: BlackWivesMatter: When I was in Marine boot camp (how many other Marines out there?) we had a choice of righty whities or boxers being issued to us.  Commander Lysdexic: Now if only they'd stop raping the WMs

I'm sure the rate of rapes in no worse that Northeastern or any other American University.   Rape is intolerable in any context, but unless your a Marine like myself, I won't let some rando show prejudice against the Marines when I'm sure they can find plenty of rapes to stop or comment on in their own neighborhood.

Not sure how pointing out rape in the military means ignoring rapes that happen elsewhere. Aren't the marines supposed to be the bestest of the bestest of people? Shouldn't it be reasonable to expect they won't assault their fellows? Why must it take a marine to mention that the corps has an incidence of sexual violence "no worse" than any university?

Also, the military is worse in terms of sexual assualt rates IIRC

I'm pretty sure nothing intelligent follows "rape is intolerable, but"


Fair point. It was the old "my house may be on fire, but yours needs new siding, so don't complain about mine"
 
2021-03-05 11:15:10 AM  

Tom-Servo: Pocket Ninja: The annualized line item for men's underwear is not much: 72 cents, Pendracki said. It will be removed in the fiscal 2022 MRL, he noted.
The new annualized allowance for women's dress pumps may make a more substantial difference to Marines' wallets: Female Marines will now get $16.66 per year to maintain and replace their dress shoes.

Is there required underwear for male marines that they must always purchase and wear? I mean, I know it says they're issued some in their "initial sea bag" but after that pair or pairs wear out, could they just go to Kohl's and buy a pack of tighty whities? What does a pair of military-issue underwear cost vs. what's available commercially?

And I'm not sure how you spend money on "maintaining" dress pumps for women. Is this for things like buying polish and scuff brushes? Because if that's the case, $16.66 per year seems a bit excessive, unless the idea is that they're supposed to be saving up the yearly allowance for when they need to buy a new pair (which I can't imagine is required more than once every several years).

The answer to the underwear question (maybe accidentally?) is in the headline... commando. Many in the military simply don't wear underwear.  Depends on the job/mos though. Mostly because It's too damn hot and a few other reasons.


All the more reason to wear underwear - at least when you wear it your pants don't smell of ballsweat after one day
 
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