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AFI 36-2903
U.S. Air Force Airmen wears faddish sunglasses Aug. 26, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new Air Force Instruction 36-2903, which was revised July 13, 2011, states Airmen are not allowed to wear sunglasses which are faddish or have mirrored lenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes/Released)
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Update AFI 36-2903: Highlight #7

Posted 8/30/2011   Updated 8/30/2011 Email story   Print story


by Airman 1st Class Whitney Jackson
Nellis Public Affairs

8/30/2011 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Editor's note: This Highlight is just one of many changes included in the recently updated version of AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. A total of 10 Highlights are scheduled to be included in this series. All photos are staged and intended to provide visual examples of improper standards due to the AFI updates.  For more information on dress and appearance standards, Airmen are encouraged to review the new AFI or contact their commander or first sergeant.

Air Force officials released the updated Air Force Instruction 36-2903 July 18, 2011, to all Air Force personnel.

One of the new AFI changes is located in Chapter which states that eyeglasses and sunglasses may have conservative ornamentation on non-prescription sunglasses or eyeglasses, frames may be black or brown material or gold or silver wire. Brand name glasses may be worn with small logo on frames or lenses. Logo must be same color as frames or lenses. Conservative wrap-around sunglasses may be worn. Conservative, clear, slightly tinted or photosensitive lenses are authorized. Faddish styles and mirrored lenses are prohibited. Sunglasses (to include darkened photosensitive lenses) are not authorized in formation. Exception: Sunglasses are not authorized in formation, unless for medical reasons, e.g., PRK/lasik surgery and when authorized by a commander or commandant on the advice of a medical official.
Chapter continues to state that contact lenses will be natural looking in shape and design. They will be clear in color and not change the color of the Airman's natural eye color.

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