Dress and Personal Appearance

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Dress and Personal Appearance

THE 98TH AF VIRTUAL UNIFORM BOARD CONVENED IN 2008. Since then the board results have been corrected a few times, as expected, to implement new effective dates, extend effective implementation dates or change current guidelines. What does this mean to us Airmen? First, I think it is great that our Air Force leaders make the changes necessary, when necessary, to meet the needs of our Airmen in accomplishing the mission. Sometimes, that means making a "Change to the Change". Second, it means that all Airmen need to be aware of and stay informed of the new uniform policies. I will admit....it can get confusing at times. Last but not least, enforcing Dress and Personal Appearance Standards to maintain a disciplined force requires the effort of all Airmen.

The most recent correction to the 98TH AFVUB was on Oct. 5, 2009. This correction implemented the wear of the Green Fleece as an outer garment. Wear of the Sage Green Fleece as an outer garment without name tape, service designator, and rank is authorized until Oct. 1, 2010. The Sage Green/Black fleece without name tape, service designator, and rank will continue to be authorized as a liner with the APECS. Phase-out date for the black fleece is Oct. 1, 2010. Along with authorizing the wear of the Green Fleece, the 98TH AFVUB-Corrected Copy implements several "How-to" instructions on wearing the Green Fleece. (See AF Portal Link below) 

You should also visit the AF Portal and read the latest 98TH AFVUB corrected copy for further guidance. One standard that I would like to reinforce as well is the Watch-Cap. The wear of the "Watch-Cap" is authorized when wearing an approved Outer Garment only from Oct. 1- April 30 (seasonal), wear outside prescribed dates are authorized when temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. These are just a few of the standards that have changed in the recent past. Once again, it is everyone's responsibility to ensure we are aware of the change first, in order to enforce the standards.

So where do we go to review the current policies? I have provided some links below to assist you in referencing the Air Force Dress and Personal Appearance, 98TH AFVUB Results, and the OO/ALC/75 ABW policies. And as always, if you are in doubt, contact your supervisor or any First Sergeant.

AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Apperance:

98TH AFVUB Results-Corrected copy:

OO/ALC/75 ABW Policies: