Updated Dress and Personal Appearance Instruction Released

Air Force officials on Monday issued an updated version of the service’s instruction on dress and personal appearance. The new version of Air Force Instruction 36-2903 supersedes the previous iteration from Aug. 2, 2006—before the release of the Airman Battle Uniform that will replace the Battle Dress Uniform and Desert Camouflage Uniform come November. “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, uniform programs and policies chief for 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.” (Randolph report by Eric M. Grill) (AFI 36-2903 full document; caution, large-sized file.)