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.



  • Sword Athena drives change in maternity uniform accessibility

    Sword Athena is designed to identify, tackle and present solutions to female and family-centric barriers to readiness using crowd-sourced topics and a Mission Area Working Group model. In response to an outbrief with Air Combat Command commander, Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Sword Athena partnered with Army

  • USSF prototype uniform roadshow

    U.S. Space Force Major Dylan Caudill, model for the U.S. Space Force prototype uniform, describes the new material and cut of the service dress uniform at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 19, 2021. The Pentagon sent out a team with pieces from prototype USSF uniforms, so Guardians have a

  • Space Force Uniform Prototypes Revealed at Buckley

    U.S. Space Force Col. Matthew Cantore and Lt. Col. Alison Gonzalez, both from the Office of the Chief of Space Operations, reveal a prototype of the new USSF physical training uniform to members of Space Delta 4's geographically-separated units over Zoom on Buckley Space Force Base, Colo., Oct 20,

  • AFLCMC updates Blues Monday policy

    Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Commander Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris recently updated a memorandum that directs Airmen to wear any combination of the blue service uniform on the first Monday of every month. If the first Monday of the month is a non-duty day, the wear of the blue service uniform

  • Reserve Component receives exception to uniform policy

    The Air Force has authorized an exception to policy for the Air Reserve Component regarding the April 1 mandatory wear date of Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms.In a memo signed on March 28 by Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, the Air

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