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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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PO2 Eric Lozaga
PO2 Eric Lozaga
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They could have also not been active duty, but still look military.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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It is "simply" a designated Armed Forces * specific PT Uniform. I would also consider (unless otherwise instructed) it acceptable for off duty PT.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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I had my 1st OpSec uniform briefing when under orders for overseas assignment.
It's odd how many of my fellow soldiers (NCOs included) either forgot or ignored it once in Germany!
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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* & as targets, a further burden to The US !
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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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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Probably for comfort on a long flight or a commute in hotter weather. My solution, Civilian Attire to achieve same goal. Ie: Perforated loose Basketball Shorts, Tank Top, or Lightweight T Shirt.
I must admit though, in moderate climates, a preference for Cargo Pants (or shorts) & an affinity for Fishing or Photographer Vest (multi pockets). Sometimes, you can take The Soldier out of The Army, but you can't take *"The Army" out of The Veteran. LOL !
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Only if ordered to do do. Simple security precaution. * Most Air Marshalls or LEOs also fly in their Civies.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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I'm an ex NYC, & remember the first time I saw "Obvious" civilians who like to wear BDUs. Hillbillies in Missouri.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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On a post like Ft Benning, it wouldn't be a bad idea since so many run from 1 place to another. To * encourage it.
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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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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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PT uniform is for excersice and PHA for National Guard units inside their Post as stated by their Commander. Nothing else
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GySgt Thomas Lieb
GySgt Thomas Lieb
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Back in the day, if we traveled officially on orders we wore the seasonal uniform (Bravo or Charlies were acceptable) No utilities were permitted (even on CONUS duty, living off base, you could travel by car from base to home, in utility uniform, but no where else) I beleive we could (semi-legitimately) travel to new duty post in civvies, but hat to change to dress (A, B, or C) before reporting aboard
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1SG Ed Hewitt
1SG Ed Hewitt
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GySgt Thomas Lieb - Army use to be the same way but that went to the wayside in the late 70's with terrorism on the rise...
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