Uniform Info

As a Civil Air Patrol member, it is important to wear your uniform correctly and proudly. When you wear the uniform you represent not only yourself, but your unit, the whole Civil Air Patrol organization, and members of the United States Air Force.

While most uniform items are provided to cadets, there may be occasions where they want to purchase optional items. Further, Senior Members are required to furnish their own uniforms and wear them within published guidance.

In either case, some of the following links may be of interest to unit members. The first are links to both Civil Air Patrol regulation regarding dress and appearance, as well as the related Air Force regulation (which is included for informational purposes only.) The second group of links (which should open in a new window if there is a web page) link to some local and online sources for Civil Air Patrol and Air Force uniform items.

Washington County Composite Squadron does not endorse any sources other than Vanguard and AAFES (the Army Air Force Exchange System), the official sources of CAP and Air Force uniform items, respectively. However, the following sites and local sources may be of interest in obtaining additional or alternative uniform items. As always, review current regulations closely before purchasing any items.

CAPM 39-1 (http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/M391_E6F33EAAEC28A.pdf)

AFI 36-2903 - Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel

NOTE: All CAP Regulations are available through this page:


Official Sources

Vanguard (www.civilairpatrolstore.com/store/link1.php)
AAFES (www.aafes.com/)

Alternate Web Sites

1800 Nametape (www.1800nametape.com)

Barre Army Navy (store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=armynavy&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=692623317&Count2=609763741)

bdu.com (http://www.bdu.com/F511546347.html)

Local Portland Locations

Aloha Surplus - 17645 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97007
Phone: (503) 591-5858

Andy & Bax - 324 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 234-7538

Map (URL):  http://www.andyandbax.com/index.tpl?page=11696711233084806&target=contFrame