Wearing vest no longer necessary for Marines!





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The Marine Corps finally lifted the wearing of reflector vests on board Marine/Navy installations. Someone from the higher authorities finally realized that wearing a "fag belt" a.k.a reflective vest aboard bases does'nt really help with rider survival. I live inside an Army base so I still have to wear my "fag belt" when I come home. I just hope that the whole Department of Defense would be on the same sheet of music. I bet ICON and Joe Rocket is not happy with this change, because they made a lot of military spec gear/vest that will no longer sell.
 

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I hated that stuff and I never wore one I just didn't ride on base because it was just stupid. My JR coat was much more reflective then the FV or FB. Hope this goes DOD wide! :thumbsup:
 

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I hated that stuff and I never wore one I just didn't ride on base because it was just stupid. My JR coat was much more reflective then the FV or FB. Hope this goes DOD wide! :thumbsup:

I hear ya! now I have to attend a mandatory sportbike riding course by MSF next month. The DOD is cracking down on sportbike fatalities. I'm not complaining its FREE! and I might learn something new. I guess track day attendance roster does not count.
 
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I hear ya! now I have to attend a mandatory sportbike riding course by MSF next month. The DOD is cracking down on sportbike fatalities. I'm not complaining its FREE! and I might learn something new. I guess track day attendance roster does not count.
i took that sportbike course at NAS Jacksonville, FL as a class of opportunity. its not mandatory for the army yet, but i saw the writing on the wall. wasn't too bad...
 

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i took that sportbike course at NAS Jacksonville, FL as a class of opportunity. its not mandatory for the army yet, but i saw the writing on the wall. wasn't too bad...
How was it? was it "real life" or was it another "check in the box" type training?
 

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Roger that, we did the Advanced MSF Course and Wing Safety Office paid the bill. That was much appreciated by me and got me a discount on my insurance.
I hear ya! now I have to attend a mandatory sportbike riding course by MSF next month. The DOD is cracking down on sportbike fatalities. I'm not complaining its FREE! and I might learn something new. I guess track day attendance roster does not count.
 
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Damn, Ft. Carson just went from requiring only a PT belt to a whole friggin' vest. Got to have it to get on post. I sneak off without it each day, though...

(DoD civ, not active duty, BTW)
 

dadofthree

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I see a lot of riders wearing the flo green vest when riding. It's smart to wear something that catches the eye. I understand not wanting to wear it.
 

gabusa

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I remember when I came from Afghanistan in 2005 Hawaii (Army) made it mandatory for all to get their ERC card on the bike they were riding. Was a great experience unti I got to Germany where none of that matters and I have to prove once again that I can handle my "Sexy Beast". Safe riding to all.
 

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