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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 Phil Marlowe
LTC Phil Marlowe
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SSG Red Hoffman - Good question! its call 'transitional writing'... I guess or "how to get all of my bitches about the 'new military' in one paragraph".
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SFC Edward Heaney
SFC Edward Heaney
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I'm retired and wear the PT uniform occasionally when I have clothes in the laundry or other occasion..However I change into proper "Civilian uniform" as soon as possible
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SGT Kelly Gage
SGT Kelly Gage
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Todays Army, isnt my army. But it wasn't allowed back then by a long shot. It was civilian clothes or dress uniform when traveling.
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CW4 Frank Merryman
CW4 Frank Merryman
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In my day, the PT uniform was fatigues, pants not tucked into boots, shirt tail out, but if you traveled it was in dress greens, winter or kaki
summer.
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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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SPC Andrew Murray
SPC Andrew Murray
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter more comfortable
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MSgt Jesse Tiede
MSgt Jesse Tiede
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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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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 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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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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LCDR Robert Russnogle - Yes Sir. Although I am Just a Nam era Vet we were treated bad just like the others but it was tough in those days. Guess it also depended what Airport you arriving at or flying out of.
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LCDR Robert Russnogle
LCDR Robert Russnogle
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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
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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
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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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