The Air Force style blues are worn twice monthly, on character development nights and leadership nights, and at some Civil Air Patrol activities. Because the Air Force style blues represent the United States Air Force and those who serve in it, it is expected that cadets wear their uniform properly. Respect for the uniform means abiding by the uniform guidelines at all times while wearing the uniform.
The Civil Air Patrol Manual 39-1 is the most up to date uniform manual, as updated by National Headquarters. Be sure to review the CAPM39-1 in addition to the information below to verify it's accuracy and remain up to date.
Blues uniforms can be obtained for free from Civil Air Patrol after joining via E-Services. Cadets will be required to register for E-Services to do so. Additional blues uniforms or replacements can be purchased at any Air Force Base or online at Vanguard. Cadets will be responsible for purchasing their own insignia from Vanguard, which is to initially include the enlisted cap device, CAP Insignia, and a nameplate. Cadets will also need to purchase their own low quarter black leather dress shoes.
BLUES UNIFORM PLACEMENT GUIDE
ADDITIONAL UNIFORM REQUIRMENTS