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dress & appearance Policy

This webpage is a one-stop reference to help answer questions regarding proper wear of approved Air Force uniform items, insignias, awards and decorations, etc. It also provides the latest updates and changes to policy from Air Force senior leadership and the Uniform Board. For local guidance, Airmen are encouraged to consult their immediate chain of command for clarification on standards and policies.

NOTE: Official changes to policy and the overall uniform program fall under the discretion of Headquarters Air Force and the Uniform Board. All personnel are encouraged to review the entire Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress & Appearance of Air Force Personnel, available under the Policy expandable menu. Airmen should also note that any dress and appearance standards not listed as explicitly authorized in AFI 36-2903, or subsequent guidance updates, are unauthorized. 

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