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Cadet Female / Male - ABU Uniform

Cadet Male / Female
ABU Uniform Wear
Cadet Female – Blue’s
uniform
Cadet Male – Blue’s
uniform
PT (Physical Training)
Uniform


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Check with the squadron first!

·         The squadron may have uniforms or be able to reach out to supply to see if there is a uniform that will fit. Smaller uniforms are harder

           to come by.

·         NOTE: Uniforms provided by the squadron or supply must be returned when you leave the squadron or outgrow the uniform. 

 

CADET UNIFORM BASICS

 

ABU's - Female & Male

Camouflage "ABU" - Digital Tiger Stripe pattern

  • ABU cap                                 CAP0991U          
  • ABU shirt                                CAP0991F             Check with HCS first
  • ABU pants                              CAP0991O            Check with HCS first
  • “Civil Air Patrol” cloth tape      CAP6403               Squadron Purchases w/ dues
  • Cloth nametape (last name)   CAP6402               Squadron Purchases w/ dues
  • ABU tan rigger belt                 2510700  
  • Combat boots Male                CAP2900A
  • Combat boots Female            CAP3300
  • Boot blousers                         2650175
  • Undershirt (desert tan)           CAP0991Z

 

                             CADET NCO                                                                                                                       CADET OFFICER

Squadron/Unit Patch

  • Placed centered on the right breast pocket between left and right edges and bottom of the pocket flap and bottom of the pocket.

  Approved Activity Patches

  • Placed centered on the left breast pocket between left and right edges and bottom of the pocket flap and bottom of the pocket.

 

 

 

 

Wing Patch

  • 1/2 inch below the left shoulder
  • Centered on the shoulder seam

 

      

 

Airmen/NCO's Cover

  • Cadet Officers will wear embroidered grade insignia on dark blue cloth centered on the front of the cap.
  • All light silver on dark blue insignia will have 1/8 inch of blue showing at the widest and tallest point of the insignia.

Officer Cover

Airmen/NCO's Insignias

 

  • Chevrons rest 1-inch from the collar edge, parallel to that edge and centered. Chevrons are worn on both collars and in the same manner on ABUs and Blues alike. Until you earn your first stripe, you won’t wear anything on your collar.

Officer Insignias

  • Officers will wear embroidered grade insignia on dark blue cloth.
  • All insignia will have 1/8 inch of blue showing at the widest and tallest point of insignia.
  • Officer grade will be centered, perpendicular to, and begin one inch from the bottom of the collar.
  • Lt Col and Maj grade will be centered one inch from the bottom of the collar with the stem parallel to the ground and pointing away from the wearer’s neck.
  • The long end of the Flight Officer, Lieutenant and Captain bars will be centered one inch from the bottom of the collar.

 

Cloth nametape rests on but not over the right breast pocket of the ABUs. Do not cut the excess fabric but fold it under to prevent fraying.

Cloth CAP tape rests on but not over the left breast pocket of the ABUs. Do not cut the excess fabric but fold it under to prevent fraying.

 

ABU Sleeves when rolled up must touch or come within 1” of forearm, when bent at 90° angle.

ABU pants must be bloused over combat boots.

 

 

Other ABU Uniform Items

Belt
  • A standard Desert Tan belt will be worn. A rigger-style belt with a hook and loop buckle may be worn.
Footwear
  • Black socks
  • Black combat or tactical boots are mandatory with this uniform.
  • Laces tucked into the boots.
Headgear / Cover
  • Headgear will be worn outdoors at all times, unless in a designated “no hat” area.
  • Cadet Officers will wear embroidered grade insignia on dark blue cloth centered on the front of the cap.
T-Shirt
  • Desert Tan crew neck T-Shirt
Boot Bands
  • Trouser blousers / Blousing bands
  • Khaki elastic.
Outer Garments
  • Authorized outer garments are the AF green fleece jacket or the ABU Gortex parka. Outer garments will only be worn outdoors.
  • Cold weather accessories will only be worn when wearing authorized outer garments (Exception: gloves worn solely with ABUs). With the exception of functional items, cold weather accessories are only worn while outdoors.
Thermal Underwear
  • Desert sand, cream, or white thermal underwear may be worn under the ABU. Thermal underwear will not be worn as an outer garment. Thermal underwear will not be visible under the ABU trouser and coat except at the neck.

 

 

 

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