Equipment. Guards will be equipped at limited expense to Post 295.
(1) Individual Equipment: Individual members are required to purchase and care for their uniforms. At some point in the future it is planned that Post 295 will have enough uniforms available to issue.
The uniform must be consistent among all member of the Guard. Bloused boots will be worn by the Guard with the Class A and battledress uniforms.
The wear of bloused boots is an not an option, it is a requirement (1) Class A or Battledress uniform may be worn as appropriate. White pistol belt and cotton gloves may be worn with the Class A and battledress uniform.
(a) Class A consists of US Army dress green uniform, coat and pants, white shirt, bloused black boots and black beret.
(b) Battledress consists of Vietnam era Reproduction Type 3 or 3rd Pattern (Slanted Pockets) Ripstop Jungle Fatigue shirt and pants. Olive drab (OD) green t-shirt and OD green socks (if visible), bloused black boots and black beret.
(2) Post Provided Equipment:
(a) Flag carriers. Flag carrier devices be white in color.
(b) Firearms. The carrying of Fireams must, in all cases, be consistent with state and local civilian laws. Participation in a Guard extends no privileges to any member not otherwise granted by the law. Side arms (handguns) will not be carried. Only Department of Defense Civilian Marksmanship Program issued U.S. service rifles equipped with blank adapters of the following patterns may be carried:
(1) M1 Garand
(2) In all cases all weapons carried by a Guard must be identical. Under no circumstances will firearms be carried loaded with ammunition, blank or otherwise. Magazine-type weapons will be carried without magazines.
(3) Honor Guards firing salutes will load with blank ammunition only immediately prior to firing. Immediately prior to beginning any ceremony which involves firing a blank salute, the person in charge of the Guard will personally inspect every cartridge, every magazine, and every magazine pouch to ensure that no live rounds, or magazines with live rounds, were inadvertently mixed with the blanks.
(3) Training: FM 22-5, Drill and Ceremony, will be the basis for all training. The manual will not be supplemented. Training may be done at any suitable location. However, drill with the use of blank ammunition will only be done on or a firing range, so as to keep the sound of firing to a minimal disturbance. At no times will firearms be discharged inside a building NRA firearm safety rules will be followed to ensure the safe handling of normal drill times, however, Guard activities may not supplant or hinder individuals' regular responsibilities.
(4) Qualification: Upon successfully completion the training needed to execute the functions of an Color Guard or Honor Guard, and participation in a successful function members will be awarded an Honor Guard Tab. On completion of five missions an a gold aiguillette will be awarded for wear on the class A uniform.