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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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1SG Dennis Hicks
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1SG Dennis Hicks
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The Army hasn't worn BDU's in a decade, but due to the war ACU's/Muticam or whatever they call the utility uniforms these days can be worn for the time being for travel. I have a feeling that will change back very soon to no utilities for flights. Common sense which hasn't been common for decades would tell a Troop not to wear PT's at the Airport if you want to stay your rank or ever be promoted. The intent behind allowing troops to wear PT uniforms when not in organized unit PT formations was so they could still use their issue PT uniform to do individual PT while not on duty. As usaul a few knuckleheads ruin it for everyone.
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1stLt Rob Grant
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1SG Dennis Hicks - I can't keep it all straight! But I did manage to come up with something better than Utilities! Seriously every time I see guys wearing ACU's in airports or at a sporting event I start to tremble and shake. I'll never forget one day, between OCS and TBS I ran out to get lunch off base wearing utilities. As I was walking into the sub shop, three colonels walked out (wearing charlies of course) and I thought my world was going to end. Of course the returned my salute and encouraged me to have a nice day.
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1SG Dennis Hicks
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1stLt Rob Grant - Sir back in my day we were allowed to wear ours going home after duty and the basic getting gas etc, then they started screwing with dress uniforms Class A's and Class B's (Khakis my favorite) and it was down hill after that. I have zero issues with making a dress uniform the duty uniform as long as the powers that B understand you start to eat into a troops paycheck for dry cleaning and in some cases wear out that uniform allowances can't catch up with. Not to mention changing the darn uniform every few years :)
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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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COL Scott Harrison - Ha ha sir! However, you lost me at "incognito"!
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Nice blazing saddles reference sir
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What posts have you been to sir, becausei have yet to see a Px not in the field you can't wear pt's too
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SPC (Join to see) I’ve been in since 1994 and most bases/posts do not allow pt gear. This is of course local policy so it changes from time to time. Currently I’m stationed at the US Army Physical Fitness School at Ft. Jackson and the Post CSM just forbade it. I was just TDY to Ft. Drum and it’s a no-no there too.
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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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SSgt Boyd Herrst
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Here’s just a small part I picked out of AF guidelines:

Presenting yourself properly while serving in the military in uniform and civilian clothes requires adhering to strict standards in following uniform regulations, grooming, as well as proper civilian attire.
So it’s presenting oneself properly in uniform.. I (IMHO) do not think wearing the P.T. Outfit is proper for any service.. I’m. Referring to the
P.T. Shirt and shorts, shoes and cover(field ball cap)..
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
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CPL (Join to see) I do not think they’ll be performing a med exam at the airport..
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
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SGT William Parke yes.. a candidate for the rubber room !
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SSgt Boyd Herrst

Understanding. I was off topic just discussing some examples of things I've seen. I do believe that the airport as with most places isn't the place to wear pts. Of all things.
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