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Does anyone know of a site that has pictures of USAF dress uniforms? Particularly women's uniforms?

[Edit: Okay, I've partly found what I was looking for... but I don't suppose anyone can explain the difference between, like, the class A and class B uniforms?]
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I don't suppose anyone can explain the difference between, like, the class A and class B uniforms?]

Off the top of my head (been a while since I looked it up, and I still need to fix the lining on my $3 eBay skirt and finish getting Sam's ribbons), I *think* it comes down to Class A = blazer, Class B = shirtsleeves. Ditto for men.

It sort of translates to full-on executives-on-the-floor professional vs. regular "office attire" (but not business casual). Any formal occasion (but not mess-dress formal, just to confuse you further -- things like funerals, ceremonies, most anything involving being on public view) calls for Class A; most regular workdays you have the option of either (assuming you're not in a fatigues job).

I have a PDF of uniform regs stashed on the other computer; I'll try to remember to email it to you later.
Thanks for the explanation!

I think I have the PDF you're talking about, but I was confused because I didn't see anything that specifically explained the difference between class A and class B.

Just to bug you one more time... do you know if there's any significant difference between when the women wear the dress uniforms with slacks, and when they wear them with the skirt? I think we've seen Sam in both.
Just to bug you one more time... do you know if there's any significant difference between when the women wear the dress uniforms with slacks, and when they wear them with the skirt? I think we've seen Sam in both.

*nods* She and Janet both wore slacks to Sha're's funeral (or at least the version of it that happened in Daniel's head while Amaunet was fricasseeing it). Pretty sure that was the only time. It caught my eye because I don't recall ever having seen a woman wearing pants in blues before that. But I also haven't spent any substantial amount of time on/near a base since my dad got out in '82, and I'm willing to bet they couldn't wear them then. No idea how common it is, or if the permissible occasions are different. Therefore I am clueless, and babbling without being helpful. ;-)
Well, we could always just go with the standard FIAD answer: "Daniel didn't know what he was dreaming about!" ;)
the standard FIAD answer: "Daniel didn't know what he was dreaming about!" ;)

The thought had occurred...
No, I don't, but I know someone who can.
This is so not going to help you, but there's a uniform thread from jackfic that you might find some info about the a and b class uniforms. I hope you're on jackfic:

The uniforms thread starts here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jackfic/message/27871

The answers are here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jackfic/message/27894

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jackfic/message/27899

I hope that helps in some tiny, tiny way though it will require some, er, reading.
Re: No, I don't, but I know someone who can.
Adorable icon :)

Thanks for the links. Lets see...
[Edit: Okay, I've partly found what I was looking for... but I don't suppose anyone can explain the difference between, like, the class A and class B uniforms?]


Well, if you like, I can ask my sister-in-law, newly retired CMSgt with the USAF. :-)
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Um, hello. :) I'm a friend of Kami's and was wondering if your question still needed answering. I'm about to go into AF ROTC this fall so I should be knowing this kind of stuff already. I've never heard of Class B uniforms before. As far as I understand it (and I also spent time in Army ROTC and this applied there, as well), Class A uniforms include your button-down dress shirt, necktie - not sure what the female's is called, some special name, belt/buckle, slacks/skirt, and shoes, as well as a cover (usually garrison cap) if you are outdoors. The dress blues are the exact same thing except you wear your blazer with polished badges and ribbons. I'm not sure what the rule is about wearing badges and ribbons with Class A's, 'cause sometimes people wear them and sometimes they don't. I can dig out my old manuals to double check this info if you'd like. Just drop me a line, and I'll be happy to help. :)
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Actually, one related question and then I think I can finally stop digging into this issue ;) It's about the hats. I know when you go inside you're supposed to take off your hat, correct? And with the large 'wheel' hats, you're supposed to kind of carry it under your arm, I think. Do you know anything specific about how the garrison cap is supposed to be carried indoors?

Hmm... I guess I could use a technical advisor, like the show does ;)
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Technical advisor, eh? Will I be getting paid? hehe, just kidding!! I will look it up for you and get back to you. If I forget, just send an email my way (starbuck92@yahoo.com) and give me a whack so I'll remmeber, hehe.