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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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LTC James Townsend
LTC James Townsend
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LTJG Sandra Smith - I agree with you 100% but I have found in my time in the service & since I have been out, the airline personnel tend to extend a lot of latitude to service members in uniform. I have observed behavior considerably worse than this unfortunately.
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LTJG Sandra Smith
LTJG Sandra Smith
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That's always been true, going back to the late '40s when I was a very young kid, but around the airlines because my Dad was a TWA pilot. So I also have seen many things that wouldn't be acceptable among civilians.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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I wear a suit when on a commercial airline
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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If I see stolen valor. I call the police
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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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SGT Nickolas Ortiz
SGT Nickolas Ortiz
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BIGGEST reason... sympathy. I've noticed Military personnel wearing their ACU's throughout the USA during non-duty incidents in order to garner "fee stuff" in this day and age of being supportive of Military personnel. I have the upmost respect for ANYONE that serves in the US Military... but I question their motives for some of the things they seem to be doing while not on duty.
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SPC Paul Davis
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SFC Joseph Tidwell
SFC Joseph Tidwell
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Some of you are really screwed up with you replies. You know who you are. Nuff said.
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SPC Andrew Murray
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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 Chris Francis
SSgt Chris Francis
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SSgt Boyd Herrst - I don't know, TSA can be quite thorough ;)
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SFC Steven Karoly
SFC Steven Karoly
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I remember seeing soldiers being spit on at the Atlanta Airport while wearing Class A's. We were not allowed to travel in uniform period
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PO3 John Priest
PO3 John Priest
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SPC Underwood, that gripe of yours. perhaps while a silently popular thought amongst the ranks, is one that probably shouldn't be voiced. You've got to remember that some of those O-1 and 0-2's are a little on a powertrip, but there's usually a higher ranking person watching their interactions and commenting when the Performance Reviews hit.

I have had to deal with one or two of those "Swaggering Tin-plated Dictators with Delusions of Godhood" in my past, but I also note that the Senior Enlisted in the Division will take them aside and talk with them, and failing that use the chain to make things right.

At any rate, going anywhere in PT except to PT was a big no-no even in my peacetime stint in Pre-9-11 days. And except where advised against, you went in the appropriate dress uniform domestically and sometimes internationally.
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LTJG Sandra Smith
LTJG Sandra Smith
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SFC Steven Karoly - Yes, that happened, fairly often as Vietnam was winding down, and even afterwards; we wore our unis anyway. We, at least those of us who were volunteers, served so they'd still have the right to behave like rude jerks at home.
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