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New PT gear wear date takes effect Sunday

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- As a reminder, physical training gear becomes mandatory Sunday.

All Airmen will be required to have one running suit, two T-shirts and two pairs of shorts.

Air Force officials emphasized that Airmen should not wait to purchase these items. The revised Air Force instruction 36-2903 states that when doing organized PT, the shorts and T-shirts will be worn as a set and not mixed with civilian clothes.

Commanders will determine which PT events are considered organized and require PT gear.

The instruction also states that the T-shirt may be tucked in or out.

The lining in the shorts may be removed, but other PT gear items can not be adjusted. Spandex shorts and leggings that are navy blue or black may be worn under the shorts. Full-length leggings may be worn during cold weather periods. The pants will be worn with the T-shirt and do not have to be zipped at the legs.

The jacket will also be worn with the T-shirt and can be zipped or unzipped. The hood will be stored and zipped when not in use.

White socks of any length must be worn and may display a small conservative trademark or logo. Any type of athletic shoe is authorized.

Undergarments are mandatory with all PT gear combinations.

All hats and knit winter caps are authorized, but must maintain a professional military image with no offensive wording, graphics or photos.

Bandanas and other similar headscarves and headgear are not authorized unless due to medical waiver condition. Hair standards and saluting do not apply while working out with the wear of the PT uniform.

During outdoor PT at dusk or dawn, a reflective belt should be worn. Additional safety items such as ski wraps, sweatbands (black, blue, or white), personal-hydration systems, fanny packs, armbands and gloves are authorized while performing individual PT. Jewelry can also be worn, but will follow normal uniform wear rules, safety should be considered.

Headphones and earphones are authorized while in the gym area or designated running track unless prohibited by the installation commander. When running anywhere else, the use of headphones is not advised for safety reasons.
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