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The Air Force Dress and Appearance Program website is a one-stop shop for all questions on wear of the uniform, insignias, awards and decorations. It also provides the latest news updates and policy changes. For local installation guidance, consult your chain of command for clarification and further guidance on standards and policies.

AFI update

The Air Force's instruction on dress and personal appearance received an appearance upgrade with the release of the May 28, 2015 interim change. AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, received the facelift after several years of interim updates as uniform items were introduced and phased out.  Updates include:
  • Clarification on other services' qualification badges and morale patches
  • Added wear of the Friday morale undershirt patches and name tags to Friday, Saturday or Sunday for Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel or during special events
  • Added authorization to place officially approved organizational emblems on the front and back of the morale undershirt
  • Added guidance that morale undershirt can be worn with the PTU/IPTU on Fridays for active duty personnel and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard personnel.
  • Added security forces shield as an optional item to be worn on the mess dress
  • Added fire protection and security forces shield as an optional item for sage green fleece
  • Added white athletic style tank top undershirt as an option for open collared blue shirts and provided clarity to athletic style undershirt
 All personnel are encouraged to review the entire AFI.
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news iconThe News page has a collection of recent Air Force news articles regarding the Air Force Dress and Appearance Program.

news iconThe Policy page includes updates to uniform policies and regulations that have been approved by Air Force Manpower, Personnel and Services (A1) and the Air Force Uniform Board.

 (Updated as of December 2015)

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