Air Force Uniform

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The Air Force uniform reflects their Army Air Corps roots combined with the start of a new tradition of their own which began on January 18, 1949, when President Truman approved the distinctive Air Force blue uniform. The Air Force has several uniforms including the Service Dress, Dress, and Battle Dress uniforms, which, like the other services, have differing components and manner of dress depending on the situation and therank of the Airman.

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Air Force (USAF) Uniform Policy

The Air Force has policies on how to wear uniforms. Check out their office policy guide.

AF Uniform Changes: Morale T-Shirts On Fridays

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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- When it comes to Air Force physical fitness training, reflective belts are out and black socks are in. Hot-pink cell phones are now OK too, while in uniform, as are morale T-shirts and patches -- but only on Fridays. Changes in what airmen can and cannot wear while working out or while on the job are spelled o... more

Air Force Says 'No' to New Camouflage

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Some U.S. Air Force personnel will suit up in the Army's new camouflage pattern next year, but most airmen will have to keep wearing their service's distinctive tiger-stripe pattern. The Air Force has decided not to follow the Army's recent decision to replace its digital camouflage pattern. The ruling marks a reversal from a decade ago whe... more

Army, AF, and Navy Relax Rules About Hairstyles

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WASHINGTON — Under pressure from lawmakers, the Army, Navy and Air Force changed their uniform policies Monday to allow female servicemembers to sport previously banned hairstyles. The changes came after a DOD-wide hairstyle policy review directed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel earlier this year. Some servicemembers and members of ... more

'Army Veteran' in Air Force Uniform to Get Treatment

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- An alleged military impersonator who was wearing the wrong uniform when he tried to enter a southwestern Pennsylvania school to talk about Veterans Day will likely receive probation and mental health treatment. Fayette County Assistant District Attorney Meghann Mikluscak discussed the plea deal after Jonathan Campbell, 23, of ... more

History of U.S. Air Force Uniforms

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The Air Force did not officially become its own branch of the military until 1947, but distinct uniforms were being designed as early as 1945. By 1946, the leaders of the fledgling organization determined that Air Force uniforms would be blue. Although President Truman approved the plan in 1948, Congress struck down the idea citing expenses ... more

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