Thursday, September 15, 2005
New Air Force Uniform of the Day
Interesting little memo that was sent out across the Air Force this week.
SUBJECT: AFMC Uniform of the Day (UOD) Policy
1. We are a nation at war and everyone working in the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) must remember our primary job is to provide the best support they can to the warfighter. Many of our fellow Airmen and fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq; others are now deployed aiding relief efforts in the Gulf Coast. Wearing our Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and fight suits as our duty uniform every day will serve as a constant reminder to us, and those who we come in contact with, that our job is to support our fellow Airmen.
2. Effective 19 September 2005, the AFMC UOD for Air Force military personnel will be the BDU of flight suit. The Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU) is not authorized. Only the woodland pattern BDU, the new Airman battle uniform, or green flight suits are allowed. Of course there are exceptions... yada yada yada.
In other words, out with the blue and in with the green/brown/black. I'm surprised we haven't changed our headgear to the black berets our Sister Service wears.
Damn, there's going to be a run on uniform items on base, which means it'll take another 4 months to get more stuff in.
Should get interesting.
posted by El Capitan at 11:45 AM
You mean our Mother Service, right? :)1:58 PM
No... I meant Sister Service. Didn't you know about that one?2:46 PM
The Transportation Corps did a similar thing. Each Thursday, if I remember correctly, was "Support our fellow Trans members in Iraq" day so every pogue on base was wearing DCUs. Urgh.
And as a side note, did you know the Air Force evolved out of the US Army Signal Corps? Of all things.
We're all taught that once the Army Air Corps became such an great and all powerful entity, the President demoted the Army to the Air Corp's sister service.10:23 AM
At my base (ACC), we wear BDUs all the time despite working in an office...11:38 AM