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 Michael Doolittle
SSG Michael Doolittle
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SGT Stephen Jaffe - protesters were lazy at 3AM, probably did not begin their shifts until after noon
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SSG Ronalda Frank
SSG Ronalda Frank
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This is 2020 traveling in military uniform is now considered a dangerous action. There are so many radical believers traveling now from place to place it is unsafe for anyone traveling in uniform to next duty station. Please ensure you are talking to someone living in the now, not the past they can only speak on the issues as they happened then.
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CSM John Mead
CSM John Mead
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At one time, I was proud to wear my Class A's in public, but the civilian masses that never served or cared enough those that did, caused that pride to fold in on itself. I was a warrior protecting an ungrateful population that was totally self absorbed. I think that the main issue about not wearing dress uniforms is to protect yourself from a terrorist force out to subjugate military personnel, rather than a local populace out to ridicule you or cause bodily harm.
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Spot on advice from the SFC. As others have posted, the times certainly have changed. Low profile is the key. Back in 'The Day', we always traveled in the uniform of the day - either Service Alpha or Service Charlie while on official orders. (Marines never wear utilities off post unless military chartered to a deployment, movement as a unit, or on certain very rare exceptions). Unless specifically ordered, my advice again is low profile. The absolute last thing you need as a junior soldier is to be posted in some stupid video or picture because someone got 'triggered', or even worse, potentially targeted as a victim of opportunity. Yea, it's pretty f'd up out there these days. Stay frosty my friends...
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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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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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CSM John Mead
CSM John Mead
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Capt George Kent Brashear - Sir, I believe that the previous discussion has already spoken countless volumes on the topic. Since 9-11, directives on travel throughout CONUS and also overseas when civilian aircraft are utilized specify to wear civilian clothing so as not to bring unwanted attention to military personnel. It's sad, I agree, but a necessary dictate.
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