166th Airlift Wing changes 'Blues Monday' policy for unit Airmen
NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Delaware -- Effective Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, all 166th Airlift Wing personnel are authorized the option of wearing utility uniforms (Airman Battle Uniforms or flight suits) on all days of the week according to a directive sent yesterday to unit members by the wing commander, Col. Mike Feeley.
Wing Airmen are no longer required to wear blue Service Dress uniforms on Mondays, but may choose to wear 'dress blues' on any workday unless their duty requires a different uniform.
"This change to our war-fighting uniform is made in a spirit of support for all of our members who are deployed in harm's way," said Col. Feeley. "It is a reminder that our nation is still at war, and that many of our brothers and sisters in arms are still proudly serving and sacrificing in order to uphold the ideals of this great country."
Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh recently rescinded the service-wide requirement that Airmen wear their blue Service Uniform every Monday.
The Delaware ANG has 1,100 members, and continually deploys personnel and subordinate units around the globe.
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