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Air Force maintainers are getting new ‘janitor grey’ coveralls

January 27, 2022

From the Task and Purpose website

A leaked Air Force PowerPoint gave airmen a sneak peek of the coveralls that aircraft maintainers will be able to wear to and from the base. (Facebook / Air Force amn/nco/snco).

A leaked Air Force PowerPoint slide gave airmen a sneak peek of the coveralls that aircraft maintainers will be able to wear to and from the base, on the flight line, and in other areas where previously they could not.

The slide comes seven months after the Air Force officially announced the policy change for coveralls in June 2021. Before then, maintainers and other airmen who worked in messy jobs (such as fuels, firefighting, munitions and engineering), would often have to drive onto base in their camouflage utility uniform, change into their coveralls when they arrived, then change back into camouflage on their way out. But soon, they can save time by wearing these standardized coveralls almost all over the place.

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In the fashion world, styles appear, disappear and reappear. This photograph show Hawaii Air National Guard maintenance personnel in coveralls in the early 1950. Coveralls were in use from the 1940s through the early 1950s when the transitioned to fatigues.

Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

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