Fort Knox Uniform Policy by ebi51123


									                                    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                                    111 EASTCHAFFEE AVENUE
                                 FORT KNOX. KENTUCKY 40121 -5256

                                      Expires 1 l August 2010

ATZK-CG                                                                               1 1 August 2008


Commanders, AII Units Reporting Directly to This Headquarters
Director and Chiefs, Staff OfficeslDepartments, This Headquarters
Commanders, Fort Knox Partners in Excellence

SUBJECT: Fort Knex Policy Memo No. 28-08 - Fort Knox Unifom Policy

1. Reference AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, 3 February

2. The ACU is authorized for wear during commercial travel.

3. Hands-free communication devices (i.e., bluetooth) are not authorized to be worn in duty
uniform, except while physically operating a privatefy-owned vehicleJgovernment-owed

4. Installation uniform standards reinforce or supplement Army uniform standards.
Commanders will ensure all Soldiers comply with the following installation military uniform

   a. ACU standards.

         (1) The uniform will be clean and serviceable.

         (2) Soldiers will not starch the ACU under any circumstances.

         (3) The beret is the appropriate headgear while in garrison. The patrol cap is authorized
for wear in field environments (training area outside the confines of the installation cantonment
area, work details, and at the discretion of local commander in the motor pool). The patrol cap is
not authorized for wear in any AAFES, commissary, or non-military facility (bank, credit union,
etc.,} on Fort Knox. Initial Entry Training (JET) Soldiers are authorized to wear the patrol cap
based on their phase of training.

         (4) The sand t-shirt is never worn as an outer garment. Keep the ACU blouse on at all

       ( 5 ) The plain earplug case (no insignia or crest) will be attached to the right front belt
loop. Instructor fobs will be attached to the Ieft pocket of the ACU.
SUBJECT: Fort Knox Policy Memo No. 28-08 - Fort Knex Uniform Policy

        (6) The ACU is normally not considered appropriate for off-post social or official
functions. Personnel will not wear the ACW in off-post establishments primarily serving alcohol.
If the establishment sells alcohol and food, Soldiers may not wear the ACU if their activities in
the establishment centers on drinking alcohol.

      (7) Male Soldiers are not authorized to wear earrings andlor body piercing while in
unifom or civilian clothing on the installation.

    b. There are three authorized field uniforms.

         (1) The standard field uniform is the ACU, sand t-shirt, tan boots, A m y Combat Helmet
(ACH) with camouflage cover and band (chinstrap fastened), load bearing vest (LBV) or outer
tactical vest (OTV) or improved outer tactical vest (IOTV), and earplugs. Commanders will
designate what equipment to wear on the LEV, OTV, or IOTV. The field uniform will be worn
as Soldiers depart the cantonment area in tactical vehicles or on foot to conduct, support, or
inspect field training. Commanders will prescribe cold weather gear based on the environment.

        (2) Soldiers are only authorized to wear the combat vehicle crewman (CVC) uniform
while conducting gunnery or maneuver training. Only the CVC helmet, ACH, or patrol cap will
be worn with the CVC uniform, and fire retardant boots will be worn with the CVC unifom.
The CVC uniform is not authorized in the cantonment area (with the exception of unit motor
pool or the dining facility) or off post.

       (3) Soldiers assigned to opposition force (OPFOR) duties may wear the OPEOR
uniform while performing OPFOR missions in the field but will not wear the OPFOR uniform in
any civilian or cantonment area (only exception is the dining facility).

       (a) The Flight NOMEX may be worn by Soldiers on flight status when their primary
duty on a particular day is flying.

       (b) Coveralls may be worn by Soldiers only while performing duties in designated
maintenance work areas and sites.

        ( c ) Backpack hydrations systems are not authorized for wear in the cantonment area,
unless integrated in training or used during a work detail.

    c. The improved physical fitness uniform (FPFU) is the only uniform authorized for wear
during installation-established physical fitness training hours of 0530-0730. Soldiers are
authorized to wear the IPFU only when conducting physical fitness training or en route tolfrom
physical fitness training. The TPFU is not authorized for work or details and will not be worn in
the PX or commissary, except as noted in paragraph 4c (3) below. Soldiers urill not mix military
and civilian physical fitness garments on post.

       (1) All personnel will wear a reflective vest or belt during all physical fitness training.
The belt may be worn diagonally across the body from right shoulder to left hip or around the
SUBJECT: Fort Knox Policy Memo No. 28-08 - Fort Knox Uniform Pol icy

waist when the IPFU jacket i s not worn as an outer garment. The belt will be worn diagonally
across the body from right shoulder to left hip when wearing the IPFU jacket. Portable audio
players are only authorized to be worn with the IPFU while exercising inside a fitness facility
and not authorized to be worn at any other time.

       (2) The IPFU i s the normal duty uniform for fitness training unit cadre. It may be the
normal duty uniform during Master Fitness Leader Training in the unit area.

        (3) Soldiers will not wear the IPFU in civilian establishments (except when purchasing
gas to and fiom physical training). Soldiers may wear the IPFU whcn using the shoppette and
Early Bird services in the commissary only during the hours of 0600-0900. Warrior Transition
Battalion (WTB) Soldiers, with written approval from the WTB CSM for a medical exception to
policy, wiI1 be authorized to wear the IPFU.

       (4) Socks worn with the IPFW must cover the ankles and not excccd the height of the

        (5) While wearing the ACU, Soldiers are not authorized to conduct any type of physical
fitness activity in any fitness facility.

   d. Wear of Headgear in General Services Administration (GSA) Vehicles, Amy Tactical
Vehicles (ATV), and Army Combat Vehicles (ACV).

       (1) GSA Vehicles. Headgear will be worn at all times while driving or occupying these
vehicles. The beret or drill sergeant campaign hat is authorized while driving a GSA vehicle in
garrison. The Kevlar helmet (KH) or Army combat helmet (ACH) will be worn while driving a
GSA vehicle in the training area.

        (2) ATV and ACV. Soldiers operating or riding as a passenger in an ATV or an ACV
will wear head protection at all times, whether in garrison or the training area. Head protection
is defined as the KH, ACH or CVC helmet. This head protection requirement applies to all units,
regardless of their installation of assignment. Exceptions must be approved by the Commanding
General, United States Army Armor Center and Fort b o x .

                                                 $rigadier General, USA

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