Civil Air Patrol

Senior and Cadet Uniforms

Civil Air Patrol Uniform Manual CAPR 39-1 – This CAP Regulation tells you how to properly ware all Civil Air Patrol Uniforms.

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The following costs are based on prices from Vanguard as of 1 June 2017. Please note that there are places outside of Vanguard to get uniform items, but please make sure that you fully understand CAPR 39-1 before purchasing to make sure that the item you are buying is within regulation.

USAF-Style Uniforms

  • Service Dress Uniform (Class A)
  • Blue Service Uniform (Class B)

Standards: All members must meet personal weight and grooming standards in order to ware the USAF-style uniform. Wearing the USAF-style uniform is a privilege extended to CAP members who meet weight and grooming standards. Commanders and activity directors are expected to enforce these standards and ensure that members wearing USAF-style uniforms understand these requirements, that members wearing USAF-style uniforms accept personal responsibility for meeting these requirements, and are expected to provide remedial education and counseling if required.

Minimum USAF-style Uniform: The minimum basic USAF-style uniform is the Blue Service Uniform (Class B) with short sleeve shirt (male) or blouse (female) as appropriate. Cadets authorized to wear the USAF-style uniform are required to maintain this uniform.

Corporate Uniforms

  • Corporate Service Dress Uniform
  • Aviator Shirt Uniform

Standards: CAP’s Corporate-style uniforms facilitate a professional image for members who choose not to or cannot wear the USAF-style uniform. These uniforms are meant to complement, but not replace, the USAF-style uniform. They facilitate member uniformity while neither imposing nor authorizing a military uniform substitute for the USAF-style uniform. Corporate-style uniforms are simpler in design and cost is minimized by making most badges and devices optional for wear.

Minimum Uniform: The minimum basic CAP Corporate-style uniform is the Aviator Shirt Uniform with short sleeve shirt or blouse as appropriate.

Working and Utility Uniforms

  • USAF-Style Battle Dress Uniform (BDU; Being Retired in 2021)
  • USAF-Style Battle Uniform (ABU; New Uniform starting in 2016)
  • USAF-Style Flight Duty Uniform
  • Corporate Field Uniform
  • Corporate Flight Duty Uniform
  • Corporate Working Uniform

Standards: Utility uniforms are specifically designed to be worn in a field or working environment that involves physical exertion Field uniform wear is generally restricted to CAP meeting and activities with a field or training focus, but may be worn away from activities for short convenience stops and when eating at restaurants where people wear comparable civilian attire.

USAF-style Standards: All members must meet personal weight and grooming standards in order to ware the USAF-style uniform. Wearing the USAF-style uniform is a privilege extended to CAP members who meet weight and grooming standards. Commanders and activity directors are expected to enforce these standards and ensure that members wearing USAF-style uniforms understand these requirements, that members wearing USAF-style uniforms accept personal responsibility for meeting these requirements, and are expected to provide remedial education and counseling if required.

 

Uniform Costs

The following costs are based on prices from Vanguard as of 1 June 2017. Please note that there are places outside of Vanguard to get uniform items, but please make sure that you fully understand CAPR 39-1 before purchasing to make sure that the item you are buying is within regulation.

USAF-Style Blues Costs

  • Short Sleeve Dress Shirt (CAP1001A, CAP1001J, or CAP1017) : $47.50
  • Trousers (CAP0993B or CAP3500A): $59.40
  • Name Plate (CAP0599M or CAP0599L): $3.80
  • Dress Shoes (CAP2800NM): $43.20
  • Black Socks (CAP25001): $7.55
  • Flight Cap (CAP0994K or CAP1015J): $19.45

Total: $180.90

Corporate-Style Service Uniform Costs

  • Aviator Shirt (CAP0965 or CAP0965L): $27.25
  • Gray Slacks (CAP4100I or CAP4300): $53.00
  • Name Plate (CAP0599L): $3.80
  • Dress Shoes (CAP2800NM): $43.20
  • Black Socks (CAP25001): $7.55
  • Ball Cap (CAP0990Q): $12.70

Total: $147.50

USAF-Style ABU Uniform Costs

  • Shirt (CAP0991F or CAP0991C): $32.75
  • Pants (CAP0991O or CAP0991L): $32.75
  • Tan / Sand T-shirt (CAP0991Z): $8.00
  • Rigger Belt (CAP2510700): $9.50
  • Cap (CAP0991U): $10.00
  • Blousers Bands (2650170): $2.50
  • Name Tape (CAP6402): $4.30
  • Civil Air Patrol Tape (CAP6403): $1.50
  • Wing Patch (CAP0637B): $2.30
  • Squadron Patch: $2.00
  • Boots (CAP2900A or CAP3300): $97.20

Total: $202.80

 

 

 

Corporate-Style Work Uniform Costs

  • Golf Shirt (CAP0968G or CAP0968GL): $35.65
  • Custom Embroidery for Shirt: $8.65
  • Gray Slacks (CAP4100I or CAP4300): $53.00
  • Dress Shoes (CAP2800NM): $43.20
  • Black Socks (CAP25001): $7.55
  • Ball Cap (CAP0990Q): $12.70

Total: $160.75

USAF-Style Uniforms

ABU - Senior Officer

USAF-Style – Senior Male Officer

ABU - Senior NCO

USAF-Style – Senior Female Officer

ABU - Cadet Officer

USAF-Style – Cadet Male Officer

ABU - Cadet NCO

USAF-Style – Cadet Female NCO Image

Corporate Service Uniforms

ABU - Senior Officer

Corporate Aviator – Senior Male Officer

ABU - Senior NCO

Corporate Aviator – Senior Female Officer

ABU - Senior NCO

Corporate Service Dress – Senior Male Officer

ABU - Senior NCO

Corporate Service Dress – Senior Female Officer

ABU - Senior Officer

ABU – Senior Officer

ABU - Senior NCO

ABU – Senior NCO

ABU - Cadet Officer

ABU – Cadet Officer

ABU - Cadet NCO

ABU – Cadet NCO

Corporate Working Uniforms

ABU - Senior Officer

Corporate Working Male Uniform

ABU - Senior NCO

Corporate Working Female Uniform

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