The Air Force, like most military branches, enforces a strict policy when it comes to being in uniform. A serviceman must wear the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) properly or face disciplinary action from his superiors. All designated attire must be worn and decorated with the correct badges. A well-kept ABU reflects the serviceman's attention to protocol and level of respect he has for himself and his fellow officers.
Decorate your ABU coat with the appropriate Air Force badges. Attach 4-inch cloth chevrons to each sleeve if you're enlisted or a metal rank-insignia pin if you're an officer. Fasten specialty badges from departments such as Fire Protection and Office of Special Investigations to the left breast pocket of the coat if you have permission to do so.
Get dressed. Put on pants and desert-sand colored T-shirt. If necessary, wear a tan, nylon belt. Tuck in your shirt.
Slip on your ABU coat over your T-shirt and button it all the way to the top, leaving only the top button unfastened. The bottom hem of the coat must rest at your hips; if it's any longer or shorter, seek a replacement.
Put on your military-issued tan or green combat boots. Tuck your pant legs into your boots. Tie your laces, and tuck the loose ends into the tops of the boots.
Make sure items that are in your pockets aren't visible. The only item allowed to protrude from your pocket is a pen sticking out from the breast pocket of the ABU coat.
How to Wear the USMC Dress Blues
How to Wear a Collar Brass Class A ...
How to Properly Wear the Navy Service ...
How to Wear Marine Corps Ribbons & ...
How to Sew Marine Corps Stripes on ...
The Army Regulations for a Female in ...
How to Wear a Marine Corps Dress Uniform
How to Dress Your JROTC Uniform
How to Wear the USAF Mess Dress Uniform
Military Dress Blues Setup Guide
How to Put Rank on an ACU Cap
How to Dress for a Military Dinner
Dress Etiquette for Jewish Funerals
How to Properly Wear a Police Dress ...
Navy Pea Coat Uniform Regulations
Proper Placement of Medals on a USMC ...
How to Determine If a Navy Pea Coat Is ...
Evening Wedding Attire for Male Guests
How to Clean a Chamois Leather Jacket ...
How to Take Measurements for a Raincoat
Shae Hazelton is a professional writer whose articles are published on various websites. Her topics of expertise include art history, auto repair, computer science, journalism, home economics, woodworking, financial management, medical pathology and creative crafts. Hazelton is working on her own novel and comic strip while she works as a part-time writer and full time Medical Coding student.