23 May 2014

Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

Image Copyright: Photos courtesy of Laura Carothers

By Karen Jowers, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

A Navy wife is still puzzling over why she and her 7-year-old son were turned away from the commissary at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, because he was allegedly wearing “workout gear.”

A Marine posted outside the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay commissary recently told Laura Carothers no one wearing workout gear was allowed entry. “I said, ‘Even on a 7-year-old?’ ” said Carothers. “She said, ‘Yes, all ages.’ ”

A regulation is posted at the commissary warning that no workout gear is allowed in the store, Carothers said, with posters showing pictures about what is not allowed.

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