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A sample of comments from Army Times’ Facebook page:
I think it’s a great idea. Stay classy =}
— Stephanie Robinson
It is about time we force our military members and their representative families to act like soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, etc., and proud dependents of those people. Maybe we will get back some of the respect we had.
— Jack Smith
Free speech is not a defense in this case. The U.S. military has rules, just like any corporation you might work for in the civvy world, and I dare you to take a job at Merrill Lynch or General Electric and see how long your dumb ass lasts wearing “gangsta” clothing to work.
— Richard Nielsen
I want to know when we will stop service members (often senior officers) from looking like garbage in uniform: eyelash extensions, weaves, fake fingernails and out-of-regs paint as well as over-the-top hair and makeup. We can’t even make service members do what’s right in uniform, and we are going to start critiquing them in civilian clothes and dependents? Good luck.
— Jess Venable
I see nothing wrong with this policy. Way to go, Fort Irwin!
— Jen Bean Ryan
This is awesome. ... It should be Army-wide!
— Anthony Hall
They seriously need to do this at all posts. I have seen some of the worst offenders all over, and it is a shame that grown adults feel the need to dress like they should be in a strip club.
— Leslie Schumann Wilder
Waaaaayyyy overdue. Tired of seeing service members and spouses walking around post like they have no doggone sense. If they want to look trashy, they need another profession. On the other hand, I hope the bathing suit is only banned in public places such as the PX, commissary, etc. Common sense dictates.
— Regina Rose
I have no problem with more professional, conservative attire. If you want to look like crap, do it somewhere else.
— Michael Thomas
Yeah, they have the same signs here at Schofield, but no one pays attention to them, and they are not enforced.
— Brandi Majerus
I like it! When I was regimental command sergeant major at Irwin, on more than one occasion, I made male soldiers turn their shirts inside out so no one would have to read the vulgar comments on them.
— Fred Morris
When on post, you must do what the Army (or any other branch of the service) wants you to do. I don’t see a problem.
— Andy Medley
I agree. Fort Benning needs this! Family members walking around in pajamas or almost no clothes.
— Leigh Anne Edge
It’s about damn time; this is so far overdue. Soldiers need to represent the best of society not the worst.
— Steven Grudzinski
People need to mind their own business when it comes to what other people wear. Who cares if their thong is hanging out or whatever it is that is bothering you? Those wearing that type of clothing make me laugh and give me some good stories and pictures to post. I didn’t join to be told what I can and can’t wear when I’m not in uniform. ... I joined to protect my country and to keep our freedoms.
— Josh Dixon
Sorry, but during football season I will be rocking my Vikings PJ pants when I go to the shoppette to grab a sixer.
— Karl Halverson
Once again, the people who fight for our freedoms are the people who have to live without some of their freedoms.
— David Crabtree
I like it!!! I’ll have to fix my hat, but s---, this is positive!
— Beau Justin
Who makes the decision of what is acceptable and what is not? What level is considered sagging? What is too short? Who decides what is underwear worn as an outer garment? How torn do the pants need to be before they become unacceptable? This is too subjective. Should pants be worn with the same standard as uniform pants, one inch below the navel? Is a plain white T-shirt an outer garment? How about a tank top?
— ES Whitman
I don’t see the problem with making family members follow the dress code. We reflect our spouse, and we should have honor in doing so! Not to mention, it will teach our children some respect. The problem will only come from the ones who break the rules.
— Rachel Maria Sallas
Fort Hood is in need of this badly! I am tired of the pants hanging down to the ground, ball caps backward and the nasty wives in their pajamas who look as though they have worn them for a month without washing them!
— Tammy Turnbull Douglas
Going to the commissary is like going to Wal-Mart. Just the other day, I was in the gym and a spouse was working out in PJ pants. Really, you were that lazy [not] to put on the correct attire?
— Brian Brillhart