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    Re: If $1 is spent on frivolous end of year spending...

    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne View Post
    This is the sort of thing that I think is worse than the whole "flat screen tv" thing. Is a hard hat really not gonna be serviceable one day after the expiry so now the commander has to drop some coin on it. Probably peanuts in the grand scheme sure, but some things need to be in the spirit of the law and not the letter of the law.

    Why you gotta try and use your brain like that?

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    Re: If $1 is spent on frivolous end of year spending...

    Fiscal year-end base level O&M spending is a drop in the bucket in the grand scheme of things. As if too many toner cartridges and flat screen TVs busted the country. Notice how DoD gets to decide how to implement the cut to O&M any way they want starting next fiscal year? There's a good reason for that folks. It's by design. All the FY 13 cuts are designed to fall on Military Operations and Civilian Personnel, so as to create the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DRAMA, while not actually screwing with the defense industry (whose O&M funded service contracts are already let thru 30 Sept). Apparently their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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    Re: If $1 is spent on frivolous end of year spending...

    Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
    Agree. The clothing allowance is only for replacement items in the clothing bag. Anyone who tells enlisted to buy anything outside that list is 100% wrong.
    Its also for repair of those clothes.. such as getting your new crows/rank insignas sewn on.

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    Re: If $1 is spent on frivolous end of year spending...

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Its also for repair of those clothes.. such as getting your new crows/rank insignas sewn on.
    True that. Though I often wonder how all that is calculated. I'm pretty sure a Magic 8 ball is used at some point.
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