Good evening collector4509 and thank you for the question. I have a
lot of friends in the Air Force and I was directed by one of them to
read the publication regarding Dress And Personal Appearance of Air
Force Personnel. I was able to locate a section in this publication
pertaining to your question.
According to the Dress And Personal Appearance Of Air Force Personnel,
in the sectioned entitled ?Wear Of Uniforms By Reserve, Air National
Guard, Retired Or Separated Personnel? (Section 6.1, Conditions for
Wear of Uniform) if you are separated (other than retired Air National
Guard or Reserve), you are authorized to wear any of the uniforms
authorized for active duty personnel if you served honorably in the
Air Force during a declared or undeclared war. You may wear these at
military funerals, memorial services, and inaugural events.
Additionally, if you were discharged under non-wartime circumstance,
you can only wear the uniform authorized at time of separation, from
place of discharge to home, within 3 months after discharge.
The following was a sub-note to each of the particular instances mentioned above:
?Installation commanders authorize such separatees to use military
clothing sales stores (MCSS) to purchase uniforms and accessories
required for special occasions such as military funerals, parades, or
other ceremonies. Separatees purchase only the service dress or mess
dress uniforms and accessories. Separatees may not purchase items
commonly available from commercial sources. MCSSs establish adequate
controls over quantities of uniform items each separatee purchases.
Commanders ensure separatees present proof of honorable discharge
under honorable conditions and know current uniform and grooming
If this doesn?t answer your question, or if you need to know which
category you fall under, perhaps you could try contacting the Air
Force Personnel Center at:
Air Force Personnel Contact Center
550 C Street West Room B-111
Randolph AFB TX 78150
The Air Force Personnel Contact Center is operational 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, excluding the following Federal Holidays: New Years
Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
TOLL FREE: 1(800)616-3775
COMM: (210) 565-5000
FAX (comm)210-565-1239 or 210-565-0162
DSN: 665-1239 or 665-0162
I hope this answers your question. If you would like clarification
before rating my answer, please do not hesitate to ask!
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