MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. --
Effective immediately, Marines wearing any portion of the Marine Corps running suit and participating in physical training activities aboard the base do not have to wear a reflective belt.
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Commanding Officer Terry V. Williams made the decision to preclude Marines from wearing of excessive reflective gear during PT, to reduce redundancy.
The running suit itself has enough reflective properties that make wearing a reflective belt unnecessary.
However, per Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Base Order 5560.9D w/change 1, all joggers or walkers engaged in physical training are required to wear approved reflective vests, bands or other reflective material over their clothing during times of reduced visibility and before morning colors and after evening colors.
The purpose of wearing reflective gear is to reduce potential injuries caused by limited visibility said Lt. Col. Don Finn, executive officer, MCLB Albany.
“It is paramount that all personnel wear the proper reflective gear while conducting physical training to ensure their personal safety especially during the recent low visibility mornings,” he said.