Navy to Replace 'Birth Control Glasses'


Okay I admit that this is not the kind of story we normally post, but I couldn't avoid the headline with the words "birth control glasses." It brought back memories of boot camp.

From the Military Report:

Servicemembers will soon say goodbye to the old school "BCG’s" as the Navy replaces the ‘90's era “birth control glasses” with a slightly more stylish Buddy Holly style frame. [I'll let you be the judge when it comes to style]

The U.S. Navy recently announced that all active duty and Reserve personnel, including recruits will soon have a new standard issue eyeglass frame available. Effective Jan. 1, the current cellulose acetate spectacle frame provided at all Armed Forces initial entry training sites began the transition from male and female, brown "S9" spectacles to a new, unisex, black "5A" frame. Within six months, the 5A frame will be made available to all active duty and Reserve servicemembers with full implementation expected to be completed over a two-year period. Retirees are currently eligible to receive standard issue S9, S91A and Half-Eye frames, and there will be no change to this authorization.

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