Aircrew Battle Dress Uniform

Occasions for wear

a. Soldiers may wear ABDUs on duty when prescribed by the commander for flight operations. Soldiers may wear ABDUs off post, unless prohibited by the commander. They may not wear ABDUs for commercial travel, unless authorized by para 1–10c of this regulation. Personnel may not wear ABDUs in establishments that primarily sell alcohol. If the establishment sells alcohol and food, soldiers may not wear utility uniforms if their activities in the establishment center on drinking alcohol only.
b. Utility uniforms are not normally considered appropriate for social or official functions off the installation, such as memorial services and funerals. These uniforms are issued as utility uniforms and are not intended for wear as all- purpose uniforms when other uniforms are more appropriate.