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#1 Chevron Guy

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:29 PM

I would like to learn more about the USAF mess (evening)  dress chevrons.  I understand that the white on white chevrons were approved for wear on the white mess dress uniforms from 1959 to 1971.

 

The bright (mylar?) silver on black chevrons were approved for the black (1961) and also white formal mess dress uniforms (1969)  until 1992.

 

I believe with the changes in uniforms and chevrons for 1992 the new white on blue chevrons could be worn on all dress uniforms.

 

This brings up the question about when and on which uniforms were the bullion on blue chevrons to be worn by NCOs?

 

USAF bullion on blue dress chevron.jpg

 

And also when and on which uniforms were the bright silver on blue chevrons to be worn?  I cannot find this information.

 

USAF bright silver on blue chevron.jpg

 

I hope some of the more experienced collectors can provide this information for me.  Thank you for your help.

 

 

 



#2 Lee Ragan

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:48 AM

My understanding is that Mylar & Bullion chevrons were worn on mess dress and the special full dress uniforms worn by special details such as honor guards and color guards. After 1994, all blue uniforms got the new white on blue chevrons.

Trying to nail down specific dates and uniforms for some of these special USAF chevrons has at times been a bit confusing, so my statements above really need to be verified.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:45 AM

Lee,

 

Thank you for your reply.  I was waiting for more replies or information, but apparently you've nailed the answer or the other USAF experts are on vacation.

Thanks again.  I assumed the bullion chevrons were worn by NCOs  for the same occasions the officers wore their fancy bullion shoulder boards.



#4 firefighter

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

You should be able to google AFR:35-10.You should find what you're looking for there.




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