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A Close Encounter With the Temperature Police

February 12, 2011 Leave a comment

I am currently roaming the wilds of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, intellectual home of the US Army.  In the course of my insignificant duties, I happened upon what I can only describe as the temperature police.

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Ft. Leavenworth has a uniform policy concerning the wear of the fleece cap (see figure at left). The cap may be worn at 30 degrees Fahrenheit or below.  I never really concerned myself with the temperature.  I have yet to find this policy in writing, but its one of those things that has been floating around so long, everyone just assumes it’s legit. 

I took a somewhat more pragmatic approach to my fleece cap wearing.  I figured I’d wear the cap if my ears were cold, and if my ears were cold, it was probably under 30 degrees, or at least close enough to be within the spirit of the law.  After all, the whole point of the thing was to stay warm.


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