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Air Force officials authorize ABUs on commercial flights

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Air Force leaders here recently expanded existing uniform regulations and authorized Airmen to wear the airman battle uniform, battle dress uniform and desert camouflage uniform (as appropriate) while traveling in an official capacity on commercial travel throughout the continental United States.

Airmen are still authorized, and encouraged, to wear their blue uniforms.

Civilian clothes are also still authorized for wear while on commercial travel. Commanders have the authority to be more restrictive when conditions warrant. The policy does not extend to other utility uniforms, such as the flight suit.

Airmen are reminded that professional appearance and discipline are paramount to public opinion and confidence in the Air Force.

Questions regarding uniform policy can be answered via the Air Force Personnel Center Call Center at 210-565-5000 or toll free 800-616-3775, option 1, 1, 2.