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  • Air Force Security Jacket

    Just got a great deal from McGuire Surplus on e-Bay for an issue AF Security jacket.

    If you've ever been on an AF installation you may have seen the gate jockeys wearing these as they snap you the entry arm wave or salute (depending upon your rank).

    Nice jacket, lined, and made by Alpha the original military contractor. Best part?

    $49.45 delivered. New with tags! IIRC, these jackets were running around $80 on AAFES website

    Issued throughout the '90's, and much nicer than what they were issued during my time in the '80's.



    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alpha-Indust...3D321335418640
    Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

    American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

    An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

    Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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    Re: Air Force Security Jacket

    I'd get another one of the old lightweight nylon flight jackets, if I could find one. I got my last one via my (USAF Retired) father about 30 years ago, I wore it for about 15 years, everywhere from NW Wisconsin in -30 temps to middle East Texas at about 45 degrees. It worked well, but finally got too worn out to keep.

    I miss that thing. It was a real "jacket", not a long coat. It had a waistband and didn't hang down. It was seriously lined, and had a really good collar if you needed one. If you didn't, you kept it unzipped and left the collar down and it moved enough air that I, at least, didn't get hot in the 40 degree range.

    IIRC, they were labeled as an "AF10", but I wouldn't swear to that. They came out of Clothing Sales, which is why I had to get my Daddy to get me the last one I got.
    Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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      Re: Air Force Security Jacket

      I don't know which one that would be.

      There's the MA-1, but that was being phased out that long ago in favor of the Nomex CWU-36/P and -45/P (quilt lining).

      This is an MA-1:



      They didn't even wear the MA-1 when I was in. They had already transitioned to the CWU series.

      This is the B-15, circa Korean War and early Vietnam:



      Late jackets had the same collar as the MA-1, and some versions had a removable mutton collar.

      This is the CWU and is still current issue to flight and missile crews:

      Peace Through Strength, Victory Through Devastation...Strategic Air Command

      American by birth, made from German parts from Emmingen, Baden-Württemberg

      An unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!

      Das Leben ist zu kurz, um billiges Bier zu trinken!

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