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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
01-30-2010, 02:14 PM
Originally Posted by Needle View Post
That's interesting, because I spent 12 years in the US military (not a poor country) both as enlisted and officer.

With the exception of my initial uniform issue, I had to pay for ALL upkeep. That includes sewing on/pinning on new rank insignia.

The monthly stippend for clothing was a joke. It barely covers the cost of keeping things clean.

Throw in the cost of extra Class A's and necessary adornments and there went one of your paycheck for the month.