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    Recent military guys

    I just posted this on an electrical forum, but I think there is probably more former military guys on
    this forum. I have been wearing combat boots since I was in Air Force basic training in 1970, now my company requires electrical workers to have electrical hazard rated footwear. I don't remember
    anything about this when I was in. What do you guys wear now?

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    The Air Force has hard plastic safety boots now. CE and Firefighters use them. If you can get on a base you could buy them at the BX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickva81 View Post
    The Air Force has hard plastic safety boots now. CE and Firefighters use them. If you can get on a base you could buy them at the BX.
    Thanks.

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    Doubt the Base Exchange would have those shoes, certainly BX sell a variety of combat boots, chances are the only place on base that would have those type of boots would be Base Supply, and they don't sell to public, but only give to authorized personal. They may or may not have a particular size in stock, are they may have to order the size and width

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA FRANK View Post
    I just posted this on an electrical forum, but I think there is probably more former military guys on
    this forum. I have been wearing combat boots since I was in Air Force basic training in 1970, now my company requires electrical workers to have electrical hazard rated footwear. I don't remember
    anything about this when I was in. What do you guys wear now?
    What bases where you at ? I was in the same time frame as you . Where was your Tech. School ? I was in MMS , Munitions Maintaince Squadron Tech. School at Lowery AFB Denver Colorado .

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    Ive always wore Belleville boots.
    http://belleville-boots.com/safe.htm
    790 ST - Waterproof Tan Safety Toe Boot have a current leakage rating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    What bases where you at ? I was in the same time frame as you . Where was your Tech. School ? I was in MMS , Munitions Maintaince Squadron Tech. School at Lowery AFB Denver Colorado .
    Tech school at Sheppard A.F.B. Texas, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist. Air Guard and proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtBone View Post
    Ive always wore Belleville boots.
    http://belleville-boots.com/safe.htm
    790 ST - Waterproof Tan Safety Toe Boot have a current leakage rating
    Been looking at Belleville. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA FRANK View Post
    Tech school at Sheppard A.F.B. Texas, Aircraft Maintenance Specialist. Air Guard and proud of it.
    Similar path, I was Active Duty Air Force for four years in MMS then got out ( could not find a job loading bombs in the private sector ) so I went to a private technical trade school for HVAC/R ,a few years after that I joined the Air National Guards in Civil Engineering Squadron ,HVAC Mechanical Shop. The last three years I joined the Air Force Reserves, coming full service, all the while wearing the same uniform ,slightly different patches thou. My hats off to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    Similar path, I was Active Duty Air Force for four years in MMS then got out ( could not find a job loading bombs in the private sector ) so I went to a private technical trade school for HVAC/R ,a few years after that I joined the Air National Guards in Civil Engineering Squadron ,HVAC Mechanical Shop. The last three years I joined the Air Force Reserves, coming full service, all the while wearing the same uniform ,slightly different patches thou. My hats off to you.
    Thanks bud. I cross trained to air conditioning and refrigeration and metals processing specialist later. Never did care for aircraft maintenance that much (I think you can understand). Loved the flying on the C-124,C-47,and C-130 though.

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