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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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Sgt Ivan Boatwright
Sgt Ivan Boatwright
1 mo
The only time I wore something other than a dress uniform was going to and from R@R and traveling from Nam to Okinawa. Rough combat boots and wrinkled khakis. Short sleeve green fatigues looked almost brown from dust and sweat going to Okinawa. They took them and issued me new ones there. I hated losing the shirt as it was an issue left over from Korean days, I think called herringbone material. Had I known they would take it I would have mailed it back to my parents. It was a status symbol that I accidently got.
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PO2 Gerry Tandberg
PO2 Gerry Tandberg
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Back in the Old Navy you wore the uniform of the day or civilian cloths off-base. For a squid that would be dress blues or dress whites. No dungaree's off base unless you were part of a work detail. The big catch was uniform of the day on the East Coast in early September might still be dress whites, but landing in San Francisco it might be dress blues. I know this because I was stationed in a East Coast Squadron, but often took leave home in Central California. Idiot Shore Patrol wanted me to change from whites to blues at SFO. They didn't understand why I didn't have a set of blues or civilian cloths in my carry-on, as I had plenty cloths at home. I always tried to catch a hop at any AFB or NAS, or flew commerical military standby when traveling, and only needed skivvies, socks, and a shaving kit. Under those circumstances (back then) civilian cloths were not an option while traveling. So, as an E5 I basically told the SP to go pick on someone else or take me to the brig.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Whatever happened to common sense?
I could see 1 practical reason to wear my PT Uniform off post,
*Laundry Day (out of clean clothes), LOL!
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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SSG John Stinson
Better to avoid wearing the uniform on any Civilian aircraft / flight if simply for OpSec reasons. Exceptions: If it's a Chartered flight by The DoD.
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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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MSgt Jesse Tiede
MSgt Jesse Tiede
6 mo
I've seen Guard or Reserve OFFICERS and SNCOS walk around in stores, and parking lots with no cover. Guess once they get away from their duty site, Uniform regs don't mean so much anymore.
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CH (CPT) Battalion Chaplain
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MSgt Jesse Tiede - MSgt--I am Guard and I promise you that I always wear my cover outside, and always maintain military bearing. If fact, many people recognize me as military even out of uniform. And if I came across another Guard member not wearing cover outside (or not saluting, etc.), I would make correction. Speaking strictly for the Guard, we take great pride in our professionalism and military decorum.
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MSgt Jesse Tiede
MSgt Jesse Tiede
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CH (CPT) (Join to see) - Well, Sir, I swear I saw a Senior NCO and a field grade officer, in a gas station in Kansas, just about 2 months ago. They were joking around, as only comrades in arms can do, and NEITHER ONE had a Cover on! I saw a third guy pumping gas, and he was under the awning with no hat, and it wasn't readily apparent what his rank was. But it was apparent that they were all travelling together when the first two walked out and got into the POV that was being fueled. Now, Chaplain, I'm NOT saying ALL Guard/ Reserve personnel do this, but that I had SEEN SOME do it! Every outfit, especially Active Duty, has SOMEBODY who is prone to be an embarrassment! As a retired SNCO myself, I tend to pay attention anytime I see anybody in uniform, be it Class As', or utilities... Thank you for your service, Padre', and, thank you, especially for the work you do! You may not ever know just how much your services are needed, out there in the ranks...
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Traditionally, you wouldn't wear *"trainers," sneakers, outside of a sports activity. Now, good G-d, it's acceptable to wear them nearly anytime, INCLUDING to a (dance) club!
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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
4 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
4 mo
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
3 mo
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 Cadet
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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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