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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SSG Robert Webster
SSG Robert Webster
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Henning Heinemann - Actually that is not a very accurate statement. There are a lot of people in my part of the country that where that type of hairstyle that have nothing to do with the military.
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Henning Heinemann
Henning Heinemann
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SSG Robert Webster - Haircut is not near all of it. How they carry themselves and speak as well as what they choose as civilian attire gives them away. You just can’t train a kid to be a soldier without it affecting them when they are “out of uniform”.
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SSG Robert Webster
SSG Robert Webster
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Henning Heinemann - ROFLMAO! Really? Did you even check my profile to see where I am from or what I have done? As if I do not know? Get real, come to a place like where I am from and live and we can go to the airport and sort it out. As for what they choose for attire, that is even a bigger laugh.
What you have stated is akin to saying that you know someone is LGBT because of the way that the dress or conduct themselves? - Oh, wait a minute isn't this similar to some of the controversial things that have made apologist out of some actors and actresses?
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SCPO Rick Hunter
SCPO Rick Hunter
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The LAST time I was in public in Uniform, I got called "M.F. baby killer" that was 1972. I retired in 1992. So no, for that and other reasons, I would not travel in uniform
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SSG S1 Personnel Ncoic
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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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SSG Carlos Garcia
SSG Carlos Garcia
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Cpl David Bientz - The posture, mannerism, and the haircut.
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SSG Gary Farral
SSG Gary Farral
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Well My brain does not locate information as quickly as it used to but in order to use Military standby in the 60's, one had to report and board in uniform, then you could change on the aircraft.
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Cpl David Bientz
Cpl David Bientz
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SSG Carlos Garcia - I stand corrected Brother. However I doubt many non-veteran civilians even notice they're in an airport these days.
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SA Ronald Moss
SA Ronald Moss
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When I was in te USCG 57 years ago, I never wore civies on or off base, even on leave. I was prou of being in the service, and not afraid to let others know it. If I could encourage someone to go into the Coast Guard, it was easier when in uniform. I nover heard of a regulation banning wearing the uniform when off base, at an airport, etc.
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You should be in Civilian clothes when PCSing to another duty station.
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SSG Carlos Garcia
SSG Carlos Garcia
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SGT Christina Barron - I was pre-9/11 as well. And I traveled on my Class A uniform as well. After Desert Shield I flew to Chicago with my duty uniform. Today however, there is a different animal out there
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SGT Debra Jahnel
SGT Debra Jahnel
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SFC (Join to see) Why would you get into a physical altercation, in public, in uniform? Sorry but in the 80s (for me & the 90s for my husband) WE were in the wrong if we allowed contact to become an altercation.
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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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