Air Force

April 27, 2012

Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets

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Air Force Space Command officials announced April 13 that airmen assigned to the command will cease wearing flight suits, the green flight jacket and the A-2 Leather Jacket by the end of the fiscal year.

Directed by Gen. William L. Shelton, the AFSPC commander, the move is designed to standardize uniform wear across Space Command in a resource-constrained environment. AFSPC officials stopped purchasing Flight Duty Uniforms, Desert Flight Duty Uniforms, A-2 Leather Jackets and associated patches for space operators March 14.

“We want to create synergy among all personnel across the command,” Shelton said. “When personnel wear the same uniform, it has a unifying effect toward mission accomplishment. Standardization among the entire command prevents the perception of a ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ situation; the very meaning of the word ‘uniform’ should drive us toward standardization.”

This policy change was presented to AFSPC leadership from personnel within the command during an effort to identify command-wide efficiency opportunities. The policy affects approximately 1,800 Airmen in the Space Systems Operations and Space and Missile Operations career fields. It will save an estimated $670,000 per year during a time of fiscal constraint throughout the Air Force.

An AFSPC policy letter issued April 10 states that starting Oct. 1, military personnel in any Air Force Specialty Code assigned to an AFSPC unit will no longer be authorized to wear the flight suit and green flight jacket, unless they are engaged in flying operations, nor are they authorized to wear the A-2 Leather Jacket.

“Between the expense of purchasing these items and the fact that our operations don’t involve flying, this recommendation was good common sense,” Shelton said.

This policy only affects airmen assigned to AFSPC.




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