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CPT Douglas Bryant
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Bottom Line Up Front - NO

This is from AR 670-1 Chapter 12–3. Occasions for wear. See Chapter 12-3 c (1)

a. All-purpose wear. The physical fitness uniform is authorized for wear on and off duty, on and off the installation,
unless restricted by the commander. Soldiers may wear all or part of the physical fitness uniform with civilian attire off
the installation, unless restricted by the commander. The physical fitness uniform is not intended for wear as an allpurpose
uniform when other uniforms are more appropriate.
b. Approved wear. The physical fitness uniform is prescribed for year-round wear for all Soldiers, unless otherwise
directed by the commander. Soldiers may wear the physical fitness uniform off-post unless prohibited by the
commander.
c. Restrictions on wear.
(1) Soldiers may not wear the physical fitness uniform for commercial travel.
(2) Personnel may not wear a physical fitness uniform in off-post establishments that primarily sell alcohol. If the
off-post establishment sells alcohol and food, Soldiers may not wear a physical fitness uniform if their activities in the
establishment center on the drinking of alcohol.
(3) Physical fitness uniform are not considered appropriate for social or official functions off the installation, such as
memorial services, funerals, weddings, inaugurals, patriotic ceremonies, and similar functions.
(4) Commanders may further restrict wear of the physical fitness uniform IAW paragraph 2–6c.
(5) The physical fitness uniform is not appropriate for parades, reviews, and ceremonies.
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SSG James Wilcox
SSG James Wilcox
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Because their DD214 said they could.
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PO2 J Howard
PO2 J Howard
2 mo
SSG John Stinson - I had an army Lt. try to make me do pushups at zero dark thirty while he was wearing subdued insignia, and I failed to salute. I informed him that Navy personnel were exempt from Physical punishment under Navy Regs after basic training. I saluted him smartly and went on my way.
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SSG Robert Cole
SSG Robert Cole
2 mo
Having retired in Nov, 2011 this had already became a serious problem. Even prior to that. Seeing soldiers in a bar in ACU's drinking and playing pool off post. I made the correction. Nearly caused a fight. But the problem has gotten rampantly worse. It's not just the responsibility of the NCO. The Officers need to seriously enforce this position and stop making excuses. A few article 15's will start clearing up the problem. But not also that, those Art-15's need to be posted public like they used to be. And not on a bulletin board inside the S&A. A large billboard out front of the S&A so everyone walking by can see and read what happened. 1/2 months pay, 2 weeks restriction and 2 weeks extra duty will get a lot of attention to the problem. A command directive from BDE passed down and read before the troops will also give fair warning to the consequences.
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CPL Steve Freeman
CPL Steve Freeman
2 mo
I'm glad it's not permitted. Of all the choices for attire for traveling, while I can think of worse attire, pt uniform is a pretty bad choice.
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LTC Director, Us Army Physical Fitness School
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You can't even wear them to the PX on most posts, why in the wide, wide world of sports would you want to wear them on a plane??
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LTC (Join to see) - Absolutely, sir .... at the moment that dude falls off the ski jump. Remember it like it was yesterday. ;)
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PO2 William Hall
PO2 William Hall
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SSG (Join to see) - I'm pretty sure he was quoting Blazing Saddles
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SSG Public Affairs Specialist
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PO2 William Hall - No, I get that. But THAT quote came from the Saturday sports program "Wide World of Sports." ;)
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Cpl Rc Layne
Cpl Rc Layne
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Attention?
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Cpl Justin Goolsby
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For Marines it's a no go. Army could be different, but I highly doubt it. PT uniforms are strictly for PT.
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LCDR Robert Russnogle
LCDR Robert Russnogle
7 mo
SFC Robert Walton - You are probably right but I flew into and out of San Francisco International Airport, SeaTac Airport, Spokane Airport, San Diego, Norfolk and Atlanta over my career. I was , and am, proud of my uniform, who I am an who I was. Was never ashamed of my work - I saved lives and rendered aid. Guess I lucked out
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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LCDR Robert Russnogle - Yes SIR: I am sure each and everyone found different reactions when flying. I was always Proud to wear the Uniform that so many of us earned the right of. I only met evil at two airports and three time that was LA. Cali, and Utah other wise it wasn't a problem.
Here they mention PT. Uniform that was a problem I can remember back in the day that PT Uniform was Fatigues ,and combat boots, no blouse, no head gear. I can only imagine what you would have went through in that Uniform in a Airport back in the day I am sure it would not have been Pleasant. But I had very few complaints back then. Thank you for your Service SIR and welcome home.
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LCDR Robert Russnogle
LCDR Robert Russnogle
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At the time I would have welcomed a confrontation. By my third deployment I would have been happy to take my anger out on someone - lol. I was a "poor baby" at the time but I found that doing the job I was trained to do and the one I was best at served me well
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Cadet SGT Squad Leader
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Cpl Justin Goolsby always heard it’s a no-go after PT hours. Air Force on the other hand, I’ve seen them wearing PTs until noon before. Probably only one “bad apple”, but behavior like that makes the whole service look bad.
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