Monday designated as blues uniform day


WASHINGTON — Beginning Sept. 8, airmen now will be required to wear a combination of the blues uniform on Mondays.

At a recent four-star conference, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz discussed the issue with other senior leaders.

“We all agreed that part of our image, culture and professionalism is instilled in our blues,” General Schwartz said.

The policy is mandatory for most career fields, with installation commanders retaining the authority to adjust for mission requirements.

Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, blues were the primary duty uniform for most airmen.