Posted on Jul 21, 2018
PFC Casey Bunker
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Ignore those earlier responses. Absolutely DO NOT travel in uniform unless required to.
The only times you should travel in uniform is if you are specifically directed to travel in dress uniform (you won't be), or your unit chartered a plane and you are traveling in your duty uniform.
Absolutely, do not ever travel through civilian airports unless you are directed to. For instance, traveling from Afghanistan on R&R.
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SrA Jason Adams
SrA Jason Adams
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Capt George Kent Brashear times have changed. I did the same in my USAF uniform in the mid 90's and was proud to wear the uniform. Everyone around thanked me for my service (I caught the tail end of Desert Storm) and bought me drinks, but people in uniform are targeted now, just isn't the same.
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MSgt Jesse Tiede
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SrA Jason Adams - Yeah, I was proud to wear my uniform when travelling, too! Back in '76, I had an incident in San Francisco International Airport, when flying home from Korea. This twit in a Granny dress ran up to me while hocking a lugie, and spit on my dress blues! Not much I could do because she was an idiot girl, but, when her boyfriend laughed in my face, and asked me what I thought, I used my fist to explain my displeasure. An Airport Cop who saw the whole thing, made me leave the area, and suggested I change into civvies, which I did. Always hated hippies after that, but, I suppose they were simply brain damaged from all the drugs they used. I think that is still the case in Cali! Times had changed some when I flew into San Fran again, in '92, coming home from Mt. Pinatubo, in the Philippines. Again in uniform, I changed into glad rags ASAP, without provocation. People can be such a-holes sometimes...
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Sgt Don Whiteley
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I have read several articles that attempt to discredit those of us who were spit on or drawn into fights at the San Francisco Airport. They claimed that we all flew into and out of Travis so these incidents couldn't have happened...and that couldn't have been more conclusive proof that they had no idea what they were talking about. Most of us were coming off leave before heading to or from Vietnam and we ALL had to fly through San Francisco International where we were bussed either to or from Travis and required to be in uniform, which drew the hippie nut cases to us like flies to you-know-what. Had to fly though that airport three times and was twice unlucky enough to be accosted by the filth manning the terminals to make our lives a little more miserable. The first time, I quickly made my way to the transit office to await our bus ride to Travis. The second time, I withdrew to the USO center to avoid the heckling waiting at the gate for my flight home.
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Sgt Donald Luke
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Sgt Don Whiteley - I returned from Vietnam during November 1969. I was able to catch a hop on a C-141 instead of flying back on a sardine can freedom bird. I went over to put my name on the list at the aerial port and they said they had a flight leaving in 30 minutes. I was still in jungle fatigues so flew to Travis in those. Those of us on the C-141 were directed to a room when we arrived at Travis. Several airmen briefied us on protests, etc in the USA and airports in particular. We were told we would not be traveling in military uniform and needed to put on civilian clothes. Anyone who did not have civilian clothes were taken to the base clothing closet where used clothing was donated. Our travel reservations were made for us, we were bused to the airport and our duffel bags and luggage were handled by the bus driver and we did not have to carry them through the airport. We were told to go directly to our check-in and not to engage anyone in conversation. I didn't get spit on, called a baby killer, didn't get heckled or had any disrespectful comments made to me.

Starting in 1972 I went on 30 day TDY's 7 months out of 12, sometimes more. Our team of six enlisted airmen traveled together in civilian clothes. We never traveled in uniform because we were not required to. We traveled to many states west of the Mississippi as well as Ohio, and Michigan.
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Please, for the love of God, DO NOT!

Staff duty is going to know who you are, because you'll look like a private and you'll have your ID and orders. But if you really want to arrive in them, bring them in your carryon and change at the airport before you drive to your post.
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SFC Robert Walton
I know that there have been several memos that I have personally read, distributed by the Army Reserve HQ Fort Bragg, that has told reserve Soldiers to never travel in uniform. Not even to and from Battle Assembly, much less on a plane.

It seemed to be reaffirmed annually.
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Capt George Kent Brashear
Capt George Kent Brashear
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SSG Dr. John Bell, PhD.] - That's what I thought. And to travel at government expense or to fly stand-by the uniform was required. I was active from 1963 to 1979.
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SFC Robert Walton
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SSG (Join to see) - Then it needs up graded in AR 670-1 and be on your orders civilian attire only when flying.
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SFC Robert Walton

Along with about a million other things that need to be added and changed.
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You should be in Civilian clothes when PCSing to another duty station.
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SGT Debra Jahnel
SGT Debra Jahnel
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SSG(P) (Join to see) Public Contact in foreign countries is & was always to "fly under the radar" & shouldn't be an issue in this discussion.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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So what regulation says this could you post it for me?
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Capt George Kent Brashear
Capt George Kent Brashear
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Is this a requirement, and why?
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