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CPT Assistant Professor Of Military Science
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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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COL Scott Harrison
COL Scott Harrison
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CSM Robert J. "Bob" Parr, RD and even service uniform is frowned upon
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SSG(P) Section Chief
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CPT, with much respect, if a person is not in the Army, does 670-1 apply? So, if a person who did serve and is no longer under AR 670-1, could in deed wear their PT uniform for travel.
I believe that the poster would have had to ask the 2 guys at the Airport to see their CAC.
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SSG William Hull
SSG William Hull
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I wish the military would go back to class A's or B's in public. I feel that the wear of BDU's in public setting is a bit out of place.
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SFC David Dean
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What would make sense is to eliminate confusion. Be specific in both regulations and orders. i served starting in 1973 to 1993 and saw some of this same type of issues. One of the first PT outfits was the canary yellow ones. I do not recall anyone wanting to wear this uniform except when required for PT. Perhaps being clear in instructions/orders/regulations we can avoid such conflicts and problems. Being a soldier and the associated orders, regulations and enforcement has not changed. Order insures understanding and that is one of duties that leaders at all levels must seek to achieve in realm of leadership. Soldiers have always looked to their leaders for guidance and leadership so why would we even believe this concept has changed. The old axiom still applies today for leaders; Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way!
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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 Director, Us Army Physical Fitness School
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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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SFC Matthew Toeniskoetter
SFC Matthew Toeniskoetter
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LTC (Join to see) - CCF (Charlie Chicken Farm) or are you commanding?
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LTC Director, Us Army Physical Fitness School
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SFC Matthew Toeniskoetter I lean towards a seltzer water spray or a boot to the head.
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COL Scott Harrison
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LTC (Join to see) big words can be challenging
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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
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
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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