Uniform board results

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  1. BlueSuiter

    BlueSuiter Member

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    The following is the results of the 98th AF Virtual Uniform board and the changes will be reflected into AFI 36-2903.

    The most interesting things I noticed were the changes to cell phone policies and blousing. You can now 'walk and talk' as long as you do not use a hands-free device, and you are now required to tuck your pants into your boots with a bloused appearance in utility uniforms (ABUs, BDUs, DCUs).

    I removed any of the changes not approved to keep the size down, but some were pretty funny ('prince' cut blues shirt).


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    PRECEDENCE TO: ROUTINE DTG: 101359Z JUN 09

    PRECEDENCE CC: ROUTINE

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    SUBJECT: 98TH AIR FORCE VIRTUAL UNIFORM BOARD RESULTS

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    1. THE 98TH AF VIRTUAL UNIFORM BOARD CONVENED IN 2008. VOTING MEMBERS INCLUDED AIRMEN FROM ALL MAJCOMS AND MOST FUNCTIONAL COMMUNITIES. REPRESENTATIVES FROM AAFES, DSCP/DLA, THE AF UNIFORM OFFICE, AF/A1D AND AF/A4L ACTED AS NON-VOTING ADVISORS. BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS WERE FORWARDED TO THE AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF FOR FINAL DECISION.



    2. APPROVED ITEMS - EFFECTIVE AS INDICATED:



    A. DRESS (BLUE) UNIFORM

    1) ELIMINATE WEAR OF THE METAL RANK BY ENLISTED AIRMEN ON THE LIGHT WEIGHT BLUE JACKET; RANK MUST BE WORN USING ONLY THE CHEVRON RANK INSIGNIA SEWN ON THE SLEEVES; EFF: NLT 1 JAN 2010



    B. UTILITY UNIFORM (APPLIES TO ABUS, BDUS, AND DCUS)

    1) TROUSERS MUST BE TUCKED INTO BOOTS AND PRESENT A BLOUSED APPEARANCE AT ALL TIMES; EFF: IMMEDIATELY

    2) TUCK IN BOOT LACES; EXCESS BOOT LACES MAY BE WRAPPED AROUND THE BOOT AND TUCKED IN. NO “BOWTIE” BOOT LACES; EFF: IMMEDIATELY

    3) MAJCOMS AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE WEAR OF BLACK BOOTS WITH THE ABU ONLY IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS IAW 132024Z FEB 09 HQ USAF/A1 MESSAGE; EFF: AS PER REFERENCED MESSAGE, 13 FEB 2009

    4) ELIMINATE AUTHORITY TO ATTACH ORGANIZATIONAL CAP TO BDU TROUSER; EFF: IMMEDIATELY

    5) UPPER SLEEVE POCKET APPROVED FOR FIRE RESISTANT ABUS AUTHORIZED FOR, AND WORN ONLY IN, THE AOR



    C. ACCOUTREMENTS

    1) AUTHORIZE AIRMEN MEETING THE CRITERIA FOR, AND AWARDED THE US ARMY PARACHUTE RIGGERS BADGE PERMANENT WEAR OF THAT BADGE ON ALL AUTHORIZED UNIFORM COMBINATIONS. WHEN WEARING THE SUBDUED RIGGERS BADGE ON THE ABU/BDU, THE BADGE WILL BE BLUE (NOT BLACK). WHEN WEARING THE SUBDUED BADGE ON THE DCU, THE BADGE WILL BE BROWN.

    2) AUTHORIZE PERMANENT WEAR OF BLACK U.S. ARMY AIR ASSAULT BADGE ON THE BDU, REGARDLESS OF DUTY ASSIGNMENT, UPON GRADUATION FROM AIR ASSAULT SCHOOL

    3) AUTHORIZE WEAR OF THE AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DUTY BADGE ON THE SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM AND SUBDUED CLOTH DUTY BADGE ON THE ABU



    D. MISCELLANEOUS

    1) AUTHORIZE USE OF PERSONAL CELLULAR PHONES WHILE WALKING IN UNIFORM; CELLULAR PHONE MUST BE CONSERVATIVE IN COLOR; WEAR OF HANDS FREE DEVICES WHILE WALKING IN UNIFORM IS PROHIBITED; CELL PHONE MAY BE WORN ON EITHER THE LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF UNIFORM; MILITARY CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES APPLY AND TAKE PRECEDENCE



    3. APPROVED UNIFORM/DESIGN CHANGES. WEAR GUIDANCE AND EFFECTIVE DATES WILL BE PROVIDED IN SUPPLEMENTAL MESSAGES. NO ACTION REQUIRED BY MEMBERS AT THIS TIME:



    A. UTILITY UNIFORMS

    1) WEAR OF FOLIAGE GREEN FLEECE AS AN OUTER GARMENT WITH ABU

    2) A FLEECE LINER WITH THE ABILITY TO ZIP INTO THE APECS

    3) NCREASE LENGTH OF LOWER LEG POCKET ON ABU TROUSER 1/2 INCH

    4) CHANGE FEMALE ABU TROUSER FLY BUTTON?S TO MIRROR MALES

    5) ADD SMALL ABU NAME TAPE WITH LAST NAME TO POCKET FLAP ON ALL-PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL CLOTHING SYSTEM (APECS)LEFT SLEEVE

    6) ALTER ABU SLEEVE PEN POCKET 1/2 INCHTO PREVENT BREAKING WRITING UTENSILS OR PUNCTURES WHILE BENDING ARM



    B. PHYSICAL TRAINING GEAR

    1) REVISE CURRENT PT GEAR WEAR GUIDANCE TO REFLECT A MORE PROFESSIONAL IMAGE. MAKE STANDARDS MORE IN LINE WITH THE INTENT OF THE UNIFORM



    C. MATERNITY UNIFORM

    1) AUTHORIZE AN ADDITION OF SIDE BUTTONS THAT UNFOLD A SMALL PORTION OF THE MATERNITY ABU TROUSER.



    4. DEFERRED ITEMS AND ITEMS THAT BOARD RECOMMENDED APPROVAL, BUT REQUIRE FURTHER RESEARCH AND/OR DEVELOPMENT. IF ANY ITEM IS LATER APPROVED BY CSAF, WEAR GUIDANCE AND EFFECTIVE DATES WILL BE PROVIDED IN SUPPLEMENTAL MESSAGES; NO ACTION REQUIRED BY MEMBERS AT THIS TIME:



    A. UTILITY UNIFORM

    1) WEAR OF GREEN CREW NECK SWEATER SIMILAR TO MARINE CORPS UNDER THE ABU

    B. MATERNITY UNIFORM

    1) ADJUST MATERNITY ABU TO MIRROR REGULAR POCKET PLACEMENT

    C. ACCOUTREMENTS

    1) OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2) NODES TO WEAR THE C2 BADGE IF APPROVED FOR AWARD BY THE FUNCTIONAL AUTHORITY



    5. DISAPPROVALS:
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    6. THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES CSAF APPROVED CHANGES TO CURRENT AIR FORCE UNIFORMS AND UNIFORM POLICY RESULTING FROM THE 98TH AIR FORCE VIRTUAL UNIFORM BOARD. THE CHANGES WILL BE CODIFIED IN AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 36-2903, DRESS AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF AIR FORCE PERSONNEL. ANY QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHAIN OF COMMAND/MAJCOM POINTS OF CONTACT.



    RICHARD Y. NEWTON III

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL, USAF

    DCS, MANPOWER, PERSONNEL & SERVICES

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  2. usafaengineer2013

    usafaengineer2013 Candidate Appointee

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    When it says tuck in and blouse your trousers, is that like what they do in the Marine Corps?
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    USAFA sent out an e-mail after the board that we STILL can't walk and talk on the cell phone, yay for stupid crap.
     
  4. 2echo2

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    I cant see that walk/talk on the cell phone change lasting too long. And I saw an email in my box from CMSAF McKinley about the blousing thing. I cant understand why we'd tuck in our trouser pant legs? I thought it was funny going through the rejected suggestions, though. :smile:
     
  5. chrissyjean

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    There's a few things I was glad to see a few things regarding female uniforms in the disapproved section... Like replacing the tie tab with a bow tie for mess dress, "bodysuit" style blues shirts for women, and women wearing mens blues pants... Where do they come up with these ideas?

    And I can't even think how a "prince" cut shirt would work?!
     

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