Uniform II C/2Lt Annaliese Runkel C/TSgt Sarah Crosby Educational Goal • To understand proper methods of wear of the Service Dress and Battle Dress Uniforms Objectives • Describe the service uniform and outline proper occasions for its wear • Discuss proper care of the service uniform • Describe the insignia appropriate to the service uniform and demonstrate its proper placement on the uniform Objectives (cont.) • Describe the BDU uniform and outline proper occasions for its wear • Discuss proper care of the BDU uniform • Describe the insignia appropriate to the BDU uniform and demonstrate its proper placement on the uniform Grooming Standards: Male • Hair – must have a tapered appearance. It must not touch the ears or the collar. • Moustache – Must be neatly trimmed. Must not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip. Must not extend sideways beyond the sides of the mouth • Sideburns – Neatly trimmed, not flared, and will end with a clean, shaven line. Will not extend beyond the bottom of the earlobe. Grooming Standards: Female • Hair – will be neatly arranged and shaped to present a conservative feminine appearance. • Hair styles that are not appropriate to the wear of the uniform are not permitted. • Cosmetics – must be conservative and in good taste Grooming Standards: Male (cont.) • Jewelry – 1.) rings 2.) wallet (may be worn on figure, but will not show) 3.) necklace (may be worn on figure, but must be under all shirts) • Overall appearance – well groomed with assurance that their appearance at all times will reflect credit upon themselves, CAP, and the Air Force. Grooming Standards: Female (cont.) • Jewelry – may wear small spherical, conservative, diamond, gold, white pearl, or silver pierced or clip earrings. • Earrings must fit tightly without extending below earlobe except for connecting band on clip earrings. Only one earring per earlobe. • Overall appearance - well groomed with assurance that their appearance at all times will reflect credit upon themselves, CAP, and the Air Force. Battle Dress Uniform • Cover – 1.) BDU cover: Worn squarely on head with no hair protruding in front of the cap. When not being worn, it is stowed in either of the lower cargo pockets 2.) CAP baseball cap: Color, unit designation, and cloth or silk screen organizational emblem or badge as prescribed by unit commander. • BDU jacket - single-breasted with four bellow pockets with flaps. Long sleeve camouflage pattern(woodland green) may be rolled up. If rolled up, sleeves must be 1” above arm at a 90^ angle. BDU’s (cont.) • BDU trousers - camouflage pattern (woodland green) with button front closure, strap ankle adjustment, and six pockets. Blouse trousers over combat boots. • Belt – 1.) Color – dark blue 2.) Buckle – black 3.) Wrap direction to match uniform buttons BDU’s (cont.) • T-shirt – Crew neck, black or brown ONLY • Socks – thick, black • Blousing bands – will be used between the 2 and 3 eye of the boot, pants will be rolled under to create a tapered appearance. • Insignia/patches – 1.) Wing patch - ¾” below left shoulder seam 2.) Reverse American flag - ½” below right shoulder seam • Boots – 1.) preferably all leather 2.) highly polished Blue Service Uniform • Cover – 1.) Flight Cap – slightly to the right with crease in line with center of forehead. Insignia ½ way between top and bottom of flap, 1 ½” in to left edge 2.) The cover is only worn indoors, and is taken off outdoors. When outdoors, cover is removed on the third step from the door. • Blouse – 1.) Shade – light blue 2.) Long sleeve – when wearing this uniform, a tie or a tie tab 3.) Short sleeve – normal uniform rules apply, there are no extra accessories that will be worn Blues (cont.) • Trousers - trim fitted, not bunching or bagging, one break • Skirt – no higher than top of knee cap, no lower than bottom • Both the trousers and skirt will be a dark, air force blue Blues (cont.) • T-shirt – a white V-neck will be worn underneath the blouse • Belt – 1.) color – dark blue 2.) buckle – chrome finish, tip of belt will cover entirety of brass underneath • Socks/Nylons – black, long enough that shirt garters will attach • Shoes – 1.) leather preferred 2.) highly polished 3.) females: pumps or oxfords are available for wear Blues (cont.) • Collar – females will be ironed down. For both genders, the insignia will be worn 1” parallel to the leading edge and centered • Epaulets – The epaulets shall always be buttoned. The officers insignia are worn here. • Ribbons (male) – on but not over top edge and centered of left breast pocket. Have PRECEDENCE order. • Ribbons (female) - centered between buttons and arm seam, even or up to 1 ½” higher from first buttoned button. Tips for Uniform Wear • Wear cardboard behind insignia, nameplate, and ribbons • Use starch when ironing the sleeves and pants for longer-lasting creases • Use shirt garters for a tighter, straighter look Conclusion • Grooming standards • Battle Dress Uniform • Blue Service Dress QUESTIONS????
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