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New to the Military? Get Answers to Common Military Uniform Questions

Thinking about joining the military? Perhaps you’ve already signed up and are waiting to head to boot camp, or someone close to you has joined the military. Some of the common questions among new recruits and their loved ones relate to military uniforms.

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Knowing the difference between military uniforms, when to wear them and how often they change can be confusing. Each branch has its own uniforms, and each uniform has specific guidelines and regulations that must be followed.

You’ll learn all the details in basic training – whether it’s Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force – but for now, here are some commonly asked military uniform questions, answered:

 

Why does the military wear uniforms? add

What uniform does the Army wear and what are the colors? add

What uniform does the Marine Corps wear and what are the colors? add

What uniform does the Navy wear and what are the colors? add

What uniform does the Air Force wear and what are the colors? add

How many sets of uniforms do I receive? add

What is a clothing allowance? How often do I receive it? add

If I damage my uniform will the military cover repairs? add

When should I wear a certain uniform? add

To learn more about military uniforms, check out Military Insignia: What Are Those Stripes and Bars.

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