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Senior Airman Cedric Johnson (right), 2nd Force Support Squadron military personnel section, goes over paperwork with a customer on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 30. Airmen from the MPS assist base personnel who are out-processing by directing them through the various steps of the process. (Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin Gonsier)

Airmen and guardians no longer have to wear duty uniforms during their final outprocessing appointments.

The Facebook page Air Force amn/nco/snco published a letter signed by Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announcing that uniform wear for the occasion would be optional for both officers and enlisteds. The directive did specify that civilian clothing must be “neat, clean, and appropriate for official duty.”

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In other words, departing airmen and guardians need not show up wearing ripped, torn, frayed or patched clothing, tank tops, skirts and shorts that are too short, undergarments worn as outer-garments, bathing suits, or “any garments which are revealing or contain obscene, profane or lewd words or drawings.”

They also still must meet service grooming and appearance standards.

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