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Where to find military cycling jersey?(24 posts)

Where to find military cycling jersey?hrs
Sep 5, 2002 10:53 AM
I've hunted around the typical sources and the military sports pages, but haven't had any luck.

I noticed there are some other former (and current) military folks here so I figured I'd ask. I'm hoping to find a Marine Corps cycling jersey...I'm one of those monochrome people ;-), but since I was on that "team" (not the cycling team though) I figure it would be something a little different. Thanks.

Regards,
Rodney
re: Where to find military cycling jersey?ZonPlyr
Sep 5, 2002 11:48 AM
Having also been a member of this "team" I would love to know if you find one.
I'll post if I do. Semper Fihrs
Sep 5, 2002 11:50 AM
re: Semper Fifbg111
Sep 5, 2002 12:30 PM
If all goes well with my application, I'll be joining the "team" too in January. Quantico. Wish me luck!
Have fun in training (no, that's not sarcasm ;-)) What MOShrs
Sep 5, 2002 12:43 PM
are you going for? Any idea where you want to be stationed (assuming there's a choice besides Iraq when you hit the Fleet)?

Good luck.

Regards,
Rodney
Have fun in training (no, that's not sarcasm ;-)) What MOSfbg111
Sep 5, 2002 1:31 PM
At this point, my top choice is intel, followed by infantry. I don't know much about the other MOS's so I need to learn about them. My recruiter wants me to go Aviation, so I'm considering that as well. The 10/11 year commitment (including training) is a lot to commit to for someone who previously had no interest in aviation, but the Marines have some cool aircraft both in service and on the way (Osprey and JSF especially). Hopefully I'll eventually be stationed in Japan, as I speak a little of the language and would like to learn it better by living there.

As for Iraq, I get the impression that the Army would be the major force going in there. It seems that one of the big differences in capabilities is that the Marines are a lighter force, able to deploy faster to remote, unsupported areas (like Afghanistan). It takes the Army longer to move their heavy equipment (M1's, etc.) and supplies into the field, but once they're there then they seem to take over. Just like what happened in Afghanistan - Marines and Special Forces first, then Army comes in and takes over, and Marines withdraw to their floats. Since the Army is already in the MidEast, wouldn't they therefore comprise the main invasion force?

Actually, imho, I doubt Bush will invade Iraq. I think they're really trying to stir up Hussein and get the world to focus on his broken promises and manipulations. Ousting Saddam would mean invading Baghdad, a city full of civilians. I think that in the end, the administration will decide the invetibable death of so many civilians (both accidentally and from Hussein's forces using them as human shields) isn't worth it. What do you think?

And what did you do in the corps, and where were you stationed?
I'm assuming your commitment is as an aviation O, right?sn69
Sep 5, 2002 2:01 PM
If so, it will vary based on flight school times (getting shorter), FRS times (always bad) and ultimately what you fly. Don't count so much on Osprey...it's a long way from really making it.

In any case, you can't go wrong with Wings of Gold.
I'm assuming your commitment is as an aviation O, right?fbg111
Sep 5, 2002 3:17 PM
As I understand, I can apply for the aviation program but still have the option to go Ground at TBS. I'm hoping to keep my options open till I can get into the program and really see and learn first hand about the different jobs, both ground and aviation.

What is FRS?

As for Osprey and JSF, I figure they won't be in service for a long time, but if I'm flying for 8 years, I can hope!
I'm assuming your commitment is as an aviation O, right?sn69
Sep 5, 2002 3:24 PM
FRS is the Fleet Replacement Squadron, or RAG in aviation parlance. It's where newly winged aviators go after flight school to learn to fly and employ the aircraft that they've been selected to fly in the fleet. There's one FRS for each type of aircraft, and in some cases, the Navy and Marines share their FRSs (like for the FA-18).

Like everything else, Osprey and JSF have challenging funding issues right now. Basically the Naval Service (USN and USMC) are trying to recapitalize their entire aviation fleets without enough budgetary support. It'd be like trying to buy a Serotta Legend on a Huffy budget. Some things will be sacrificed. Thus, Osprey isn't too healthy given it's horrid track record so far and it's limited tactical capabilities. JSF? Who knows?!?!

Anyhow, good luck. Ride, run, lift and do lots of push-ups and pull-ups.
I'm assuming your commitment is as an aviation O, right?fbg111
Sep 6, 2002 5:07 PM
True. I expect the Marines will eventually get the Osprey one way or the other though, especially with the CH46 on its last legs and grounded recently for technical problems. I've been reading about the V22 program and it sounds like it was mismanaged. They rushed the introduction of a completely new aeronautical technology, which was a bad idea. Since they've changed it to an event-driven program from a schedule-driven one, I think it will work better with less crashes and problems.
Have fun in training (no, that's not sarcasm ;-)) What MOShrs
Sep 5, 2002 4:14 PM
Intel is a good field, and as an officer you need a field command if you want be a candidate for advancement later in your career (ie. general) so infantry is a good career move as well. As for aviation, I think it would be great duty (love the idea of flying a fighter), plus the air wing gets all the best stuff ;-). I'm sure your recruiter explained how the selection process works (your class is broken into thirds, etc.).

Japan (Okinawa) is great. A lot of people don't want to go there so if you volunteer you're very likely to get it.

As for Iraq, that was mostly humor, but it is a very real possibility. The Marine Corps would likely play a significant role in establishing a base of operations, kicking in the door so to speak, since our support in the area is pretty limited. The army would do the bulk of the operations, once things got rolling. President Bush has been using rhetoric which doesn't leave much room to maneuver and military action against Iraq is likely unless Hussein makes huge concessions (possible since he's big on maintaining power and saving his own skin and very good at that).

Is it worth it? Depends on what the goals are and how it's carried out. Blair's recent change of attitude leads me to believe we've got some information that identifies Hussein as a serious threat to peace and safety throughout the world. If the operation is to eliminate the threat of a regime friendly and supportive of terrorist organizations which is developing/has developed NBC (nuclear/biological/chemical) weapons, then the price, though it would be high, would be much less than the cost of inaction.

I was supply, finished up as a sergeant. I was in Okinawa, Japan with Division. That was great, what I had expected...lots of training, a kick-@ss gunny, and every now and then proving our readiness level was where it should be. Then I was at Camp Lejeune, NC. I had a lot more free time, but it was a lot less fun...more like a regular job, just had to wear the uniform and occasionally go to the rifle range (it was more than that, but my unit in Okinawa was the real deal). Still miss it a bit and often think about going back, I can't say I'd be upset if I got called up.

Regards,
Rodney
Have fun in training (no, that's not sarcasm ;-)) What MOSfbg111
Sep 6, 2002 4:42 PM
Sounds like it was good for you. What did you think of your officers? I have a friend from high school and a cousin who enlisted, and both complain about their officers. But the officers and officer candidates I've met so far are all cool and down-to-earth people.
re: Where to find military cycling jersey?import silvia
Oct 2, 2003 1:58 PM
Was this ever resolved by anybody? The Marine jersey thing not the Iraq question (I was able to figure that one out).
I would e-mail...PsyDoc
Sep 5, 2002 12:04 PM
...all three of the following and inquire whether they might have team jerseys or know where you can buy them.

http://armedforcessports.dtic.mil/zcyc.html

A team consisting of military personnel stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA:
http://www.pendletontriteam.org/

Home of the United States Marine Corps Triathlon Team: http://www.usmctriathlon.org/
Cool, thanks for the links...I'll try emailing them (nm)hrs
Sep 5, 2002 12:35 PM
Try Volersn69
Sep 5, 2002 12:04 PM
They don't have any military jerseys featured on their site, but they might have some or some ideas where to find them. Also, I remember seeing military triathlon team apparel somewhere. Perhaps you could try the USMC or USN central websites for links.

Good luck,
Scott (a squid)
re: Where to find military cycling jersey?NJRoad
Sep 5, 2002 12:19 PM
I'm not sure about the Corps but I know Navy has them. I was in Annapolis this weekend and saw someone fly by in full Blue and Gold.

BTW what would the Corps jersey look like? I'm thinking camo with some Coolmax/Leather blend on the collar?
Red with Gold lettering/graphics. nmfbg111
Sep 5, 2002 12:29 PM
I was thinking red and gold, maybe an EGA on the back orhrs
Sep 5, 2002 12:46 PM
shoulders.
EGA=Ball and Turkey?NJRoad
Sep 6, 2002 3:53 AM
This from a branch that uses a chicken in its insignia...peoplehrs
Sep 6, 2002 4:17 AM
in glass houses ;-).

Regards,
Rodney
Eagle Globe and Anchor, nmmlester
Sep 6, 2002 5:23 AM
Where......Soultrain
Sep 5, 2002 5:42 PM
are you now? If you are near Ventura county, CA; I have some contacts from the Navy triathlete team.
R/
Dan(squid)
Massachusetts, Bridgewater to be exact. Thanks though...hrs
Sep 6, 2002 4:20 AM
I may try emailing the Pandleton Tri team (someone listed a site above).

Regards,
Rodney