The Air Force recently updated its instruction of dress and personal appearance for service members. And no, gym shorts and a concert t-shirt didn’t make the list of approved changes.
“The changes are a result of Airmen in the field requesting clarification, leadership approving more specific policy, and the need to integrate information from the 98th virtual uniform board and other wear policy approved since 2006,” said Ruth Ewalt, the Air Force Uniform Programs and Policies chief at the Air Staff. “We added the ABU, green fleece, and physical fitness uniform information not in the previous AFI and corrected instances of conflicting information.”
Most of the changes to the Air Force dress code are about mechanics and clarification than new policy, although there is a tool to help members determine if tattoos fit up to code.