Occasions For Wear
NWU wear is authorized for commuting and all normal task
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 wear of the 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 staff
offices, the white house and executive office building,
state department and all monuments and memorials.
Wear while in 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).