Policy for military uniforms off-post in Ansbach, Germany


The commander of the 7th Army Training Command (7th ATC) is the General Officer for Force Protection (GOFP) at U.S. Army installations in Ansbach, Garmisch, Grafenwöhr, Hohenfels, Illesheim and Vilseck.  The GOFP sets the policy on off-post uniform wear as part of current USAREUR-enhanced force protection measures.

 

These are the current conditions:

CONDITION
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REASON
Can I wear my military uniform off-post?
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The GOFP and all commanders prohibit the wear of military uniforms–including physical fitness and junior reserve officer training corps (JROTC) uniforms–when off U.S. or HN Installations.
Can I wear my military uniform off-post to and from my duty station?
 

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Military uniform wear is only authorized for direct vehicle travel between domicile and U.S. or host nation installations, and between installations within a garrison, only while traveling via an enclosed private, government, or rental vehicle.
Can I at least wear my military uniform off-post to a nearby restaurant?
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Uniforms off-post during lunch are prohibited. No exceptions!
Can I wear my military uniform off-post while traveling by motorcycle, bicycle, foot or hoverboard?
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Uniform wear is prohibited while traveling by motorcycle/scooter, bicycle, foot or even hoverboard.
Can I wear my military uniform off-post while traveling by public transportation?
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Uniforms are not permitted on any form of public transportation, including taxis.
Can I wear my military uniform at an off-post military function?
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Uniform wear when representing the U.S. military at an official host nation function is authorized.
Can I wear my uniform off-post to non-official events?
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No, but military commanders may request deviation from uniform restrictions from the first general officer or flag officer with tactical control of force protection.
Can I wear my military uniform during a military exercise?
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Uniform wear while conducting military operations, training events and exercises is authorized.
Can I wear my military uniform at an off-post hotel while TDY?
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DOD personnel in off-installation hotels may wear uniforms when departing or arriving in an enclosed private, government, or rental vehicle.
I’m on Bismarck. Can I wear my uniform between Bismarck and Katterbach Kaserne?
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Service members are authorized to wear their military uniform when walking/traveling directly between the cross-over gates on Bismarck and Katterbach Kaserne.
Can I wear my military uniform to pick up service members from the airport?
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Do not wear the military uniform when picking up personnel at civilian airports.
Can I wear my PT gear off-post?
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Physical training outside the installation gates in the Army physical fitness uniform is prohibited.
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Can I wear my uniform while traveling in a vehicle without doors (like a Jeep) or with the convertible top down?
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Service members should reduce their visible signature. Uniform wear is permitted in a convertible with the top up or in a Jeep with doors providing obscuration. Uniform wear is not permitted while operating with a top down or in a vehicle without doors as the driver (or occupants) is visually exposed and uniform wear is more noticeable.
 
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