Posted on Jul 21, 2018
PFC Casey Bunker
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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Ignore those earlier responses. Absolutely DO NOT travel in uniform unless required to.
The only times you should travel in uniform is if you are specifically directed to travel in dress uniform (you won't be), or your unit chartered a plane and you are traveling in your duty uniform.
Absolutely, do not ever travel through civilian airports unless you are directed to. For instance, traveling from Afghanistan on R&R.
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LTC Jerold Kaplan
LTC Jerold Kaplan
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I too am "old", serving on active duty as a medical officer 1975-77, but even though I was Berry Plan ("volunteering" rather than being drafted) I was proud to be in the Army and wore my uniform any time it was appropriate. The funniest happening when I was in uniform occurred when I visited the hospital where I had my surgical residency. One of my friends, a few years behind me, commented that he could never wear a uniform or salute someone. He was dressed in white pants, a white shirt, black tie and white jacket! The Chief of Surgery happened to walk by and my friend snapped to attention and said "Good morning ,Sir". The only thing missing was the salute.
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Sgt Thomas Proctor
Sgt Thomas Proctor
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CDR (Join to see) - It's hard to blend in when most GI's have a didy/AWOL bag, they did when I served (57-63), to carry their personal items in. Some even had the branch of service emblem. Just saying.
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SP5 James Elmore
SP5 James Elmore
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PO2 Jack LaBarge - The protestors were anti war, and not necessarily all wars, and not necessarily socialists. Some weren't antiwar but joiners and got on the bandwagon. But back to subject, 66-70, mostly didn't wear my uniform when traveling unless my orders stated to do so. I'd been in SE Asia almost 3 years and forgot to wear the brass when I left my final place of separation...Oakland I think, and no one checked...1/2 way to Phoenix I figured out I had left off the brass... I was embarassed. Dumb ass move.
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SSG Jim Husselman
SSG Jim Husselman
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There is a very serious reason beyond AR 670-1. If your are in uniform around or in the Airport or while flying on a civilian air cmode of transit
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SSG Senior Human Resources Nco (S1)
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Please, for the love of God, DO NOT!

Staff duty is going to know who you are, because you'll look like a private and you'll have your ID and orders. But if you really want to arrive in them, bring them in your carryon and change at the airport before you drive to your post.
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CSM John Mead
CSM John Mead
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SFC David Xanten I remember those days as well. Twenty two months with 3-21 Inf, 196th. Upon DEROSing to Ft. Lewis, and either separating or other, most dumped their Class A's. I just stuck mine in my bag. Nobody wanted any crap from fellow "Americans"!
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CPT Carolyn Andrews
CPT Carolyn Andrews
4 mo
Make sure your Uniform is not wrinkle if carrying with you. Never show up in a wrinkle Uniform.
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CPT Carolyn Andrews
CPT Carolyn Andrews
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When the incident happen with the airplane hijacked.
I believe there was another incident with soldiers traveling in uniform and the orders not to wear uniforms.
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CPT Carolyn Andrews
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You should be in Civilian clothes when PCSing to another duty station.
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CDR Tom Davy
CDR Tom Davy
6 mo
MSgt Gilbert Jones - OUTSTANDING!
I was responding to someone who said he (on AD?) didn't carry his CAC unless in uniform. Sorry if I seemed to disrespect you.
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MSgt Gilbert Jones
MSgt Gilbert Jones
6 mo
No problem CDR Davy, have a great day.
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SGT Tiik Taaka
SGT Tiik Taaka
5 mo
Always check your PCS Orders and flight orders -They are quite specific about what you will be wearing. It might say, 'Military Uniform Required' or 'Must travel in Class A; etc...'
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Bruce Niemi
Bruce Niemi
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CDR Tom Davy - You're very organized.
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