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1301 - Travel Uniform 

  

CHAPTER ONE

GENERAL UNIFORM REGULATIONS

 

 

 

SECTION 3:

TRAVEL UNIFORM

Article

 

 

 

1.

GENERAL

1301.1

2.

REGIONAL TRAVEL

1301.2

3.

GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION

1301.3

4.

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION

1301.4

5.

COMMUTING

1301.5

 

 

1301.  TRAVEL UNIFORM

 

1.  GENERAL.  When traveling on leave, TAD or transfer, Service Dress Blue may be worn during any season.

 

2.  REGIONAL TRAVEL.  For travel within a region, wear either the uniform of the day as prescribed for destination or Service Dress Blue uniform for the entire trip.  For travel between regions, wear either the uniform of the day for destination or point of departure for actual travel.  A change to the uniform of the day at destination is required to conduct business, or Service Dress Blue may be worn for the entire trip.  Working uniforms are not normally authorized for official travel, but area coordinators may authorize working uniforms in specific geographic regions or situations when warranted by local conditions.

 

3.  GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION.  Navy personnel traveling aboard any military organic or commercial contracted (chartered) aircraft may wear civilian clothing when traveling on regular/emergency leave or Space A travel.  Personnel on PCS or TAD orders may travel in civilian clothing unless otherwise directed by cognizant authority.  Those who wear a uniform will observe regional travel requirements.  Navy personnel must ensure that their dress or personal appearance is appropriate for the occasion and conforms to required standards set forth in Chapter 7.  Members wearing civilian clothing will ensure it is warm enough for inflight operations and destination.  Personnel traveling overseas should consult the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide for any particular uniform or civilian clothing requirements for their destination.

 

4.  COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION.  When traveling on commercial international flights, Navy personnel in a duty, leave, or liberty status will wear an appropriate uniform or civilian clothing as required by the USAF Foreign Clearance Guide.  For travel in the United States, Navy personnel using a commercial mode of transportation may wear appropriate uniform or civilian clothing.

 

5.  COMMUTING

 

                   a.  General.  The prescribing authority may authorize working uniforms, except Navy Blue Coveralls, for commuting to and from work.  Commuting is defined as a direct route from place of residence to place of work by means of a private vehicle, to include all travel aboard DOD-owned/controlled aircraft.

 

                   b. Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II, and III Authorized Brief Stops.

 

                          1. NWU wear is authorized for commuting and all normal tasks and associated stops (e.g. stops at child care, gas stations, off-base shopping, banking, DMV, and dining) before, during and after the workday.  NWUs are not a liberty uniform.  Consumption of alcohol while off-base in NWUs is not permitted.  The area or regional commander may further restrict uniform policies within their geographical limits regarding the wear of NWUs. 

 

Within the National Capital Region (NCR) the NWU is authorized for wear at all locations with the exception of inside the pentagon building, national mall area bounded by capitol hill and surrounding senate and house offices, the white house and executive office building, state department and all monuments and memorials.  Wear while metro, public transportation and slug lines outside the pentagon is authorized.  NWU wear is authorized in office environments at headquarters staffs outside these NCR areas.  NWU is authorized for all Navy recruiting command recruiters in the continental United States (CONUS), Hawaii and Guam (e.g. malls, schools, normal recruiting areas).  

 

                           2. CONUS air travel in NWUs is authorized only on military and government contracted flights between military airfiled installations (e.g. NAS Oceana to NAS Fallon).  The NWUs are not authorized for wear during commercial travel (e.g. airlines, railways, or bus, etc.) but are authorized on commuter transportation (e.g. Metrorail, metro bus, commuter bus, VRE, ferries).  While OCONUS, personnel who are deploying, executing permanent change of station orders, on rest and relaxation leave status to or from OCONUS area of responsibility (AOR) or transiting in an emergency leave status will travel in appropriate civilian attire.  T-shirts, shorts, sandals etc. are not considered appropriate civilian attire.  Upon entering or departing CONUS, personnel on official travel transferring to and from any AOR are authorized to wear the NWU Type II/III only on U.S. flag commercial airlines and government contracted flights.  Personnel will only wear NWUs at the CONUS port of entry or debarkation and will not wear NWUs when arriving or departing any OCONUS civilian airport point of debarkation/entry (APOD/E).  Personnel will wear appropriate civilian clothing when debarking at APOD/E.  When travelling in NWUs, it shall be clean and present a sharp military appearance.  In all cases, at least one set of civilian attire is to be packed in a carry-on luggage for contingency situations.  Travel in NWUs is not authorized on any commercial carrier for any reason other than stipulated in this article. 

 

                   c. Other Working Uniforms.

 

                          1. Flight Suit.  Occasion for wear is aligned with the NWU occasion for wear policies as outlined in article 1301.5.b. above.  This policy applies to one-piece flight suits only.  Green flight suits will be the primary flight suit worn in CONUS.  Tan flight suits will only be worn in CONUS in hot weather environments (Fallon, El Centro, China Lake, Lemoore, etc.) as authorized by the TYCOM. 

  

                   d.  Organizational Clothing.  Wear of organizational clothing, except flight suits, brown leather flight jackets, and camouflage uniforms, is not authorized while commuting.

 

 

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