Dress and Appearance AFI AFROTCI Fitness Program AFI AFROTCI J:\Student Organizations\AFROTC\Cadet Positions\Public Affairs Officer\Det If questions arise on how to properly wear the uniform and the regulations are. worn on Air Force dress uniform coats, i.e. formal, semi-formal, mess and as physically described in the Code of Federal Regulation, Title

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Archived from the original PDF on 20 October Modeled on the service uniform, the honor guard uniform adds a silver-braided belt, silver aiguillettewhite cotton gloves, and white ascot.

The service dress uniform currently worn is a modification of the original version envisioned by former Chief of Staff of the Air ForceGeneral Merrill McPeakwhich featured no epaulets for any rank, and silver sleeve braid loops on regulatilns lower sleeves denoting officer rank see also: Inunit patches were eliminated for wear on the blue uniform except when worn on combat duty overseas and were completely eliminated by Due to its lack of flame resistance, the ABU is no longer considered an appropriate uniform for combat duty.

Blouses for the command ceremonial uniforms are similar to the ceremonial band tunic, however, have different collars and add a silver-braided belt.

The uniform may be reggulations with either white or black gloves, at the local commander’s discretion. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The white uniform was identical in cut and style to the blue version and also incorporated the metallic sleeve braid and shoulder board rank insignia. Retrieved 24 September On 14 MayThe U. In the case of this shirt, it would eventually nuiform replaced by a Shade version which would continue in use until the early s, epaulets were unadorned, with officers wearing small rank insignia on the collar and enlisted personnel sewn-on cloth insignia on the sleeves.

Air Force Service Dress Uniform, which was initially adopted in and made mandatory on 1 Octoberconsists of a three-button coat, with silver mirror-finish “U. Retrieved 2 May General officers wear shoulder regualtions covered nearly the entire length and width in silver metallic braid, with silver stars in raised metallic thread in number appropriate to their rank.


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If the stand-collar coat was selected, it would have been the first stand-collar “everyday” uniform to be issued since the ujiform the Navy’s and Coast Guard’s male dress white and Marine Corps’ male dress blue uniform stand-collar coats are worn for formal occasions only.

The Ike jacket was phased out in Commissioned officer shoulder boards for colonels and below feature an officer’s rank insignia in raised metallic thread, bordered by two silver vertical metallic stipes similar to sleeve braid.

Air Force combat uniforms, also known informally as “fatigues,” have continuously evolved since the Air Force became an independent service in As with the U. Air Force personnel who had previously served in the Army were allowed to wear Army badges like the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for former infantry they had been awarded on their blue uniform.

As with other United States military bands, drum-majors may replace the blue peaked hat with a bearskin helmet, rrgulations add a baldric with campaign ribbons. Service cap devices, “U. The pants are blue with silver reflective stripes on the lower legs.

United States Air Force portal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Security Forces also wear the SF shield on the left breast pocket.

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Archived from the original on 5 May Archived from the original on 17 November A short-lived “ceremonial blue” uniform and “ceremonial white” uniform was also implemented in the mids and discontinued by 1 August and 1 March respectively. Air Force Reserve tartan was authorized and approved in[24] however, the reegulations used “Lady Jane” tartan was adopted from the Strathmore Woollen Company in The unidorm proposals for a service uniform featured minimal ornamentation, at the request of top commanders.

Accessed 10 Jun The Mess dress uniform is worn to formal or semi-formal occasions such as Dinings-inDinings-out, the annual Air Force Ball, weddings and other formal functions where civilian ” black tie ” would be prescribed. Footwear in this modification consists of bloused, spider-laced, black boots. Air Force—known as Military Training Instructors—are authorized to wear a campaign hat.


Recolored silver-gray “hash marks” and Overseas Service Bars were worn on the uniform until This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat This debate continued into the s, at which point the viewpoints in favor of greater badges and insignia had generally prevailed, and badges were issued for almost all occupational areas. Current deployments Conflicts Wars Timeline History: Retrieved 15 November Women’s service dress uniforms are similar in color and style to the men’s service dress uniforms, but can also include additional articles including a skirt, stockings, and women’s style flight cap.

University of Illinois Press. Cadets age 12—21 must only meet military grooming standards until their 18th birthday, at which time they must meet both military grooming and military weight standards. CAP distinctive markings include gray “soft rank” shoulder loop insignia for CAP officers for use with the duty uniform, as opposed to the similar dark blue “soft rank” shoulder loops of Air Force officers.

Retrieved 25 January Armed Forces from the mids through In the s and s, as the U.

The typical headgear for all is a flight cap with medium density silver metallic thread piping. Tan service dress uniforms and tan long-sleeve shirts in Shade nicknamed “silver-tans” for the sheen of the particular shade continued into use into the early s. Archived from the regulqtions on 13 Regulatuons Archived copy as title link. Retrieved 17 March The jacket is blue with white piping and a reflective inverted chevron across the chest and back.

Retrieved 10 December