Posted on Apr 22, 2021
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I'm a brand new transfer to the Air National Guard from the ARNG. I served 9 years with the army and got a right sleeve patch from a deployment. I have all the paper work for it too. Since the AF uses OCP uniforms now, can I still wear the army patch on right side? I've seen conflicting things online. If yes, is there a reg reference
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AFI 36-2903
5.2.6.2.5. Wear of other services' qualification badges/patches, if earned and awarded, is authorized if allowed by the applicable services’ guidance. Award criteria for other services’ qualification badges will be in accordance with awarding Service’s directives. Temporary qualification badges are not authorized for wear on the uniform. [Note: Sister Service and Joint badges/patches can be worn in their current subdued color configuration and will not be converted to the spice brown color criteria.] Awarded, joint qualification tabs (subdued) may be worn above the HHQ patch as a third patch (e.g., Army Ranger, Sapper, Special Forces etc.). [Note: The Airborne tab is a temporary tab and is only authorized to be worn while assigned to an organization that prescribes wear as part of the organizations shoulder sleeve insignia.]
5.2.6.2.6. No other types of patches are authorized on the left sleeve.
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Yep! I got a bunch of stuff from the navy that for 5 years I could not wear because Navy regulations prevented it. However, they have since amended the regulations guiding that.

Many people don't understand that the service that you earned patches, badges, etc decides where and how it they are worn.
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AFI 36-2903 “Combat patch,” applies ONLY to Soldiers. If an Airman was previously a Soldier in
the U.S. Army and was authorized the wear of shoulder sleeve insignia-former wartime service
IAW with AR 670-1, they may wear it in addition to the mandatory Air Force higher
headquarters patch on the left sleeve.
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Cool, thanks
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