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Army Regulation 670–1

Uniforms and Insignia

Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia

Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 3 February 2005


AR 670–1 Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia This rapid action revision of 3 February 2005-o Updates figures throughout the regulation (throughout). o Clarifies the definition of unauthorized tattoos while wearing the class A uniform (chap 1). Identifies officials responsible for making initial entry determinations on tattoos and brands (chap 1). Delegates the authority to MACOM commanders to grant exceptions to policy or discharges on initial entry soldiers with tattoos (chap 1). Clarifies the definition of a privately
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o Deletes the temporary wear of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (chap 29). The revision of 1 July, 2002 -o Updates wear of religious items and jewelry; sets grooming, hair, fingernail, and cosmetics policies; defines eyeglasses and sunglasses standards; adds policies on tattoos, body piercing, and the carrying of civilian bags; sets standards for contact lenses; authorizes pagers and cell phones; sets standards for starching and creasing battle dress uniforms; and exempts males from wearing headgear to evening events (chap 1). Updates responsibilities and administrative information, prohibits seasonal wear dates, and adds requirements for ceremonial units (chap 2).


o Updates the battle dress uniform and authorized accessories (chap 3). o Authorizes personal hydration systems (chaps 3-6). o Adds wear of the Army black beret and updates wear of maroon, tan (Ranger), and green berets (chaps 3-17).

o Updates the maternity work uniform (chap 4). o Updates the desert battle dress uniform and authorizes sew-on insignia (chap 5).

o Adds a new aircrew battle dress uniform (chap 6). o Updates the extended cold-weather clothing system (Gortex) parka and requires wear of nametape on the Gortex parka (chap 7). o Updates the hospital duty and food service uniforms and adds wear of white unisex cardigan (chaps 8-11). Updates the flight and combat vehicle crewman uniforms and accessories (chaps 12-13).
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