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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #425 on: November 05, 2009, 22:56:28 »
Hey RHFC,

Here each Q Store has an addressograph for dog tags, you walk in with the right proforma filled out, wait a few minutes, and presto, sign for them, and your tags are done and you got them in your hand.

None of this 'national' long term/short term waiting in the dark BS where they are done in some other part of the country, and you end up waiting for years.


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Re: Dog Tags
« Reply #426 on: November 05, 2009, 23:30:52 »
Hey RHFC,

Here each Q Store has an addressograph for dog tags, you walk in with the right proforma filled out, wait a few minutes, and presto, sign for them, and your tags are done and you got them in your hand.

None of this 'national' long term/short term waiting in the dark BS where they are done in some other part of the country, and you end up waiting for years.


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Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #427 on: April 17, 2010, 10:35:06 »
I know this may seem like a really stupid question but...

I am allergic to all metal except for 18k gold, Platinum, or Titanium and I know dog tags are made out of steel, so my question is am I going to broken out in hives for the rest of my career or do they have extenuating circumstances for people like me?
And before anyone suggests it I have tried the clear nailpolish trick and it doesn't work.
I don't know if I can get a set of platinum tags made and get them so engrave all the info.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance  :)

P.S. If this question has already been answered I am sorry... Tried searching for it but didn't find anything close.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #428 on: April 17, 2010, 10:39:54 »
You can cover the chain, either with para cord or plastic IV tubing.  I have also seen little plastic pouches (like the ones for coins) used to cover the dog tags.  Often, they are not even worn around the neck but placed in the inside pocket of the combat shirt.
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #429 on: April 17, 2010, 10:53:46 »
I know this may seem like a really stupid question but...

I am allergic to all metal except for 18k gold, Platinum, or Titanium and I know dog tags are made out of steel, so my question is am I going to broken out in hives for the rest of my career or do they have extenuating circumstances for people like me?
And before anyone suggests it I have tried the clear nailpolish trick and it doesn't work.
I don't know if I can get a set of platinum tags made and get them so engrave all the info.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance  :)

P.S. If this question has already been answered I am sorry... Tried searching for it but didn't find anything close.

I'm in a similar boat. I have eczema and *most* metals for me are okay but for some reason the dog tags aren't... I'm at school now so I don't wear them anyway, but after a week in the field I have a pretty distinct rash and it gets out of hand.

I asked the medical staff here (there is no MO here so the doctor and I just ended up asking the Med Techs), only one person had an answer. The WO said no, I was not allowed anything and I couldn't buy my own and get the same stuff stamped on them, because apparently "these dog tags are specially designed not to melt in case of fires/explosions and such." ::)

After some brainstorming we thought about running them through a laminating machine and hence covering them with plastic... I have no idea if this works yet. If not I'll be looking into it further.

I would suggest titanium before platinum if you do go the route of buying your own... much cheaper.... stronger... and has a melting point of 1649 degrees Celsius( just in case they need to identify your dust). I'm not sure how ridiculous / possible it might be to break off the end though.

Does the chain itself bother you too then?

EDIT: PMedMoe, I thought it was a great pet peeve of you medical folk when they are not where they are supposed to be?
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #430 on: April 17, 2010, 10:55:11 »
You can cover the chain, either with para cord or plastic IV tubing.  I have also seen little plastic pouches (like the ones for coins) used to cover the dog tags.  Often, they are not even worn around the neck but placed in the inside pocket of the combat shirt.

Surgical tubing works well.  Been using it for years.  Keeps my neck from turning black.   Don't wear the ID Discs next to skin; wear them outside of the T-shirt (under the Cbt shirt of course).
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #431 on: April 17, 2010, 10:56:50 »
I`m interested into how one would hold a weapon, a KFS, a gerber, an arch or purlin for modular to help sent up tentage etc etc ...

Wear gloves 24 and 7 for the duration of their career ... we have a whole bunch of metal exposure no matter the job or rank ... door handles etc.

Perhaps you could request a total office makeover!! Post the pics of your uberoffice!! Imagine - all platinum. I`d be good with that!!  ;D
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #432 on: April 17, 2010, 11:19:22 »
EDIT: PMedMoe, I thought it was a great pet peeve of you medical folk when they are not where they are supposed to be?

Well, not to me, it doesn't really matter in my job.  But yes to some.  Probably peeves crusty old RSMs even more.   ;)
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #433 on: April 17, 2010, 11:47:51 »
EDIT: PMedMoe, I thought it was a great pet peeve of you medical folk when they are not where they are supposed to be?

As long as they are somewhere that's standardized, who cares.  For the OP, most of us at one point or other have had to slide the chains through some paracord or plastic tubing...as for the actual tag, ballz was onto something - don't laminate per se, just use map talc and punch out holes for the chain.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #434 on: April 17, 2010, 12:01:05 »
As long as they are somewhere that's standardized, who cares.  For the OP, most of us at one point or other have had to slide the chains through some paracord or plastic tubing...as for the actual tag, ballz was onto something - don't laminate per se, just use map talc and punch out holes for the chain.

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LOL. And, if they DO care where they are located, rather than just caring that they are in a `standardized position` - they deserve to be mentioned in the `you know you are a dinosaur`or a member of The RCR thread.  :D

I used the paracord and placed gun tape on the back of the tags; it worked for me.


Edited because I am a twit and forgot about our much valued dress and drill gawds - The RCR.
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #435 on: April 17, 2010, 12:05:55 »
True - hey, I was with 2 RCR for a couple of years, it's taken awhile to clear out my colon.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #436 on: April 17, 2010, 12:10:19 »
Vern,

Get out of my head.  As soon as I saw the post my first thought was "screw the dog tags, how are you going to survive with everything else in the CF that's metal?".
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #437 on: April 17, 2010, 12:14:36 »
In a bubble like John Travolta...

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #438 on: April 17, 2010, 12:18:37 »
True - hey, I was with 2 RCR for a couple of years, it's taken awhile to clear out my colon.

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Thus, I have now ammended my original post.  >:D



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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #439 on: April 17, 2010, 12:22:09 »
In a bubble like John Travolta...

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Well, as long as that bubble is fully employable and deployable - I`ve got no issues with it other than the fact that stocking replacement bubbles would decrease the amount of space I have available for little things like guns, ammo, food, water etc.
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #440 on: April 17, 2010, 12:25:17 »
Be hard to engage targets outside the bubble while maintaining integrity of it as well...unless it has something similar to torpedo tubes on a submarine.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #441 on: April 17, 2010, 12:27:31 »
Be hard to engage targets outside the bubble while maintaining integrity of it as well...unless it has something similar to torpedo tubes on a submarine.

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And, of course, it`s not like we could construct the bubble out of anything other than gold or platinum to increase it`s structural integrity and ability to fend off incoming rounds and/or shrapnel.
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #442 on: April 17, 2010, 12:33:07 »
Forget if we accidentally dropped said bubble soldier from a height or they fell off the back deck of their LAV - some sort of deceleration device or shock absorber would be necessary as well. 

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #443 on: April 17, 2010, 13:09:54 »
And, of course, it`s not like we could construct the bubble out of anything other than gold or platinum ...

This is the only other solution I can see:



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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #444 on: April 17, 2010, 14:30:50 »
Wow, an entire army allegic to their dog tags...man the RMO is behind the 8 ball there.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #445 on: April 17, 2010, 17:10:34 »
Well, since the medics have chimed in, I have a question.

Wouldn't that member also require an "incoming, nonmetallic bullets, spalling, and shrapnel" chit?

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #446 on: April 18, 2010, 12:57:00 »
It would have to specify "non-precious metal incoming only".

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #447 on: April 18, 2010, 13:38:01 »
As long as they are somewhere that's standardized, who cares.  For the OP, most of us at one point or other have had to slide the chains through some paracord or plastic tubing...as for the actual tag, ballz was onto something - don't laminate per se, just use map talc and punch out holes for the chain.

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No, the only way to correctly protect the skin is the liberal use of asphalt undercoating spray on a 6 square inch part of your chest, and 1 inch up and around the neck.

The added bonus would be the protection of your chest from stone chips.

The downside would be looking very odd indeed at the beach.

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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #448 on: April 18, 2010, 13:42:03 »
.....but think of all the money you'd save not having to wax.   ;D
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Re: Allergic to Dog Tags
« Reply #449 on: April 20, 2010, 01:06:19 »
Thanks to all for your input and suggestions. It is appreciated. 
I know it may seem like a joke to some of you but to some of us it can be painful. I am ok touching metals but having extended exposure to them on my skin, especially when sweating, can cause great discomfort.

Thanks again for the advice