Woohoo! Just got back from my first Sea Cadet Drill Weekend!




 
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February 21st, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 

Topic: Woohoo! Just got back from my first Sea Cadet Drill Weekend!


I must say it was pretty damn fun too. We did alot of PT and drill, and they had Uniform Inspections, which we didn't do too great so I got to go through a modified mini-bootcamp. I'm going to have to get used to all the standing but it was a great time nonetheless. I gotta thank all you sea cadets on here though, I had no idea they existed until I joined the board, and now I'm one too!

Question though.....they didn't have any surplus size 13 shoes so I was wondering what kind I would need, any help would be great!
February 21st, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
where you located, because you can go to the nearest base and buy Bates shoes, do not get the pair you don't have to shine.


wow I can't believe it I'm actually a veterean now. I have people I have to train, three recruits, in actuallity two, because it is not my duty to train the females.
February 21st, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
I'm in Columbia, MO...my division's in Jefferson City, MO.

I'm probably going to try to head out to this Army Surplus Gear store we have around here and seeing if they have any. But I'll more than likely just order mine online. How do I know which pairs are the ones that need to be shined?
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February 21st, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
there's the leather ones and then there's the corcorfrans I think and their really shiny
February 21st, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by Sea_Cadet
there's the leather ones and then there's the corcorfrans I think and their really shiny
Choroframs- anyway i know your spelling is wrong and sure as hell sure mine is also wrong
February 21st, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Yeah, the corframs are very glossy, as such- http://images.google.com/images?q=tb...es/corfram.jpg (i'll find a bigger picture later) And the corcorfrans are the ones that need shining.
February 21st, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
Thanks again you guys! I found some pretty damn cheap "seconds" on Amazon for 25 bucks but they don't carry 13's . But I'll have to look around a tad bit more.

Another question...Could anyone help with pressing instructions? They only had enough time to issue my dress blues and utility uniforms, and I was wondering what needed what creases and how to tell the Dry Cleaners to do the dress blues.

Sorry for the tall order!
February 21st, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
One Word-----Ebay
February 21st, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Well, the best thing to do is use starch. It shines in places, but all you have to do is scratch that part off and you're good to go. Also when you spray on the starch wait for a little bit so it can get into the fabric. That's about as far as I can help you with ironing since i'm not a sea cadet.
February 23rd, 2005  
CDTGaticaW201
 
Last shoe question......is there any difference between like, Bates' model 112, 968, 934, whatnot etc?