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Eric Hood
02-17-08, 12:52 PM
Where can a former Marine get dress blues? I can't find my size on e-bay. Don't know any surplus stores here. Can someone help? I realize, this may have been discussed before.
Thanks,

Eric:usmc:

PatriotGirl422
02-17-08, 02:53 PM
Can former Marines use the Navy Exchange? https://www.nexnet.nexweb.org/pls/nexauth/nexauth.wg_login_proc?p_app_id=9021

Artemis
02-17-08, 02:53 PM
You may be able to order them off of the AAFES uniform page.

Sgt0811
02-17-08, 05:31 PM
You can also try the following link.
http://www.marineshop.com

SGT7477
02-17-08, 08:14 PM
Where can a former Marine get dress blues? I can't find my size on e-bay. Don't know any surplus stores here. Can someone help? I realize, this may have been discussed before.
Thanks,

Eric:usmc:
The best place I have found with no shipping is this naval exchange, USC Customer Service, 1-800-368-4088 but you will need your DD-214. They also handle everything for the dress greens along with the dress blues. Semper FI.:flag:

catherineusmc
02-17-08, 11:24 PM
Nope.


Can former Marines use the Navy Exchange? https://www.nexnet.nexweb.org/pls/nexauth/nexauth.wg_login_proc?p_app_id=9021

kaboom1371
02-17-08, 11:39 PM
Nope.

Isn't that a crock. what happen to once a Marine always a Marine. :evilgrin:

cball
02-19-08, 07:51 PM
Isn't that a crock. what happen to once a Marine al
ways a Marine. :evilgrin:My wife and I stopped at Cherry Pt. last year to see if we could get on the base.The main gate said no way.

catherineusmc
02-19-08, 11:31 PM
My wife and I stopped at Cherry Pt. last year to see if we could get on the base.The main gate said no way.
Doesn't that stink? Even if you did get on base, you wouldn't even be able to buy gas or anything since you need an ID to buy anything on base...

SGT7477
02-20-08, 04:11 PM
My wife and I stopped at Cherry Pt. last year to see if we could get on the base.The main gate said no way.
Went to Camp LeJeune didn't have no problem getting on base the only thing they asked for was proof of insurance this was 2 years ago I also had my DD-214 with but I didn't know if that would help.:flag:

Eric Hood
02-20-08, 05:33 PM
Sgt.7477,
But you couldn't go into cash sales on Lejeune, could you?:tank:

SGT7477
02-20-08, 08:23 PM
Sgt.7477,
But you couldn't go into cash sales on Lejeune, could you?:tank:
You know I never did try that but I plan on going on vacation at the end of this year and I will have to try it.:flag:

RLeon
02-20-08, 09:57 PM
Isn't that a crock. what happen to once a Marine always a Marine. :evilgrin:
Unless you are retired, once you get your discharge certificate your are effectively a civilian.

:cry:

dutch1291
02-20-08, 10:47 PM
so you can all feel free to make fun of me, but upon becoming a Marine, are you issued dress blues and all that other good stuff?

catherineusmc
02-20-08, 10:55 PM
You are issued your uniforms, but dress blues are only issued to the honor grad.

dutch1291
02-20-08, 10:56 PM
OK, thanks a lot for answering so quickly!

RLeon
02-21-08, 02:08 AM
so you can all feel free to make fun of me, but upon becoming a Marine, are you issued dress blues and all that other good stuff?
From what I remember you get issued the blue trousers and white cover, the rest you have to buy.

PatriotGirl422
02-21-08, 09:10 AM
Didn't they just start issuing dress blues again a couple of months ago? Every decade or so they change what they issue.

davblay
02-21-08, 09:18 AM
Didn't they just start issuing dress blues again a couple of months ago? Every decade or so they change what they issue.

The Commandant wanted every Marine to be issued a set of Dress Blues, so effective 1 OCT 2007, all recruits are issued a complete set of Dress Blues!

Now the HONOR man may have his awarded to him at no cost, but the rest of the recruits have to pay for them just like the rest of their uniforms!

Dave

OB MSG
02-21-08, 09:43 AM
You are issued two sets of dress blues if you are on MSG duty (Marine Security Guard). Well, let me rephrase that, they make sure you have two sets of Blues, if you have your own set when you get there then you are issued a second set, if not then you get two.

Otherwise, as previously posted, you only get blues if you are the honor grad. Although for a time, Blues were also issued to graduating Recruits/Marines who had helped to get people to join before they left or graduated.

OB MSG
02-21-08, 09:47 AM
I didn't know about the Commandants order, but that sounds correct. I had the honor of being selected Honor Grad for my platoon (1st Bn, B Co., Ptn 1109; Grad date: Dec 1998), so I recieved my Blues free of charge, still have the same set! (Though since reporting to 1st Civ Div, they are a little snug.)

davblay
02-21-08, 11:36 AM
MARADMIN 504/07, I believe is the order that says each recruit will receive Dress Blues!

Could be wrong though!

Dave

Preacher
02-21-08, 12:16 PM
http://www.usmc-mccs.org/uniforms/

dutch1291
02-21-08, 03:51 PM
how do you be the 'honor grad'?

davblay
02-21-08, 04:52 PM
how do you be the 'honor grad'?

Use the search button! :evilgrin:

dutch1291
02-21-08, 06:09 PM
my bad...i guess it really wasn't as hard as it looked.

Sgt Jim
02-21-08, 08:00 PM
had one Marine get dress blues,two Marines picked up PFC out of my platoon in 69

Native Warrior
02-27-08, 09:03 AM
Any military clothing store on a Marine base will sale the dress blues or any other uniform item to you. I have called the PI clothing store, told them what I wanted and sizes, gave my credit card info along with shipping info and if it needed to tailored, they sent it over to the tailor on base and then shipped the order to me. I have ordered the dress blue trousers with blood stripe, khaki shirts, belts, corfram shoes, and emblems this way.

In Dec 2007 I was at Camp Jejeune and got a visitors pass and when to what they call a mini PX, contains gift shop, clothing store, food court, outdoor sports store, MCA store and a couple other, I purchased uniform items and accessories without a military ID card, but you have to be an active member of a Marine Corps League Detachment or have the ID card. They asked for the ID card first and I informed them I was a member in good standing of the MCL and that was all it took.

If you are buying dress blues, you need to go into a clothing store, since they need to be tailored to fit you. I called and got a fitting chart and had it filled out when I got there to save time.

Call the closest Marine base to you and ask for the clothing store, they will tell you what is needed to order by phone or if you need to come into the store and provide DD-214 or MCL members card.

Accord
03-03-08, 03:32 PM
There are a bunch of stores in Jacksonville where you can go and buy a full set of blues off base. Saigon Sams, Fosters in the J-ville mall, pretty much ANY pawn shop in Jacksonville, etc.

Sgt Leprechaun
03-03-08, 03:39 PM
Ebay works too. I got a nice set off of there. You have to be clear on the sizes though.

kryliss
01-14-10, 12:28 PM
I graduated Dec of 1990 and all of us were issued dress blues and National Defense (Firewatch) ribbons/medals. :)

Juicemang
01-14-10, 02:02 PM
Unless you are retired, once you get your discharge certificate your are effectively a civilian.

:cry:

That is, unless you volunteer to transfer from the IRR into the select reserve. :flag: