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Civil Air Patrol
Meetings held:
Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Next Meeting:
TBD

Uniform of the Day (UoD):
ABUs/BDUs

Location:                                        Chester County Intermediate Unit
Downingtown, PA 19335

Where to get Uniforms

Ultimately, you are responsible for acquiring your uniform.

As a brand new cadet, your first uniform will be an ABU uniform.  The squadron has a supply of surplus ABU uniforms and may have something in your size (most are used uniforms from Air Force members, so they tend to be adult sizes, we may not have anything for a small cadet).  These uniform items are issued free of charge to squadron members.  You will have purchase other uniform items.

All uniform items can be purchased from www.vanguardmil.com, although other sites may have discounts.  Propper might have ABU uniform items and you can find other sources searching online for ‘ABU Uniforms’, ‘ABU Hats’, etc.

You can also try various area Army/Navy stores for non-CAP specific items:

ABU Uniform

The direct page to the following items at Vanguard is https://www.vanguardmil.com/collections/cap-abu-uniform

Item Vanguard Cost Alternate Sources
ABU Blouse/Shirt – youth or adult $33.75 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
ABU Pants/Trousers – youth or adult $33.75 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
ABU Hat $11.15 Army-Navy Store; online search
Khaki Rigger Belt w/buckle $8.35 Army-Navy Store; online search
CAP Blue Tape $1.75
Blue Embroidered Name Tape $4.85
Tan/sand T-Shirt $8.35 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
Black Combat Boots $108.25 Army-Navy Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart
Black Boot Socks Any

The “Civil Air Patrol” tape is sewn above the wearer’s left side pocket, and the name tape is sewn above the wearer’s right side pocket.

Special Note Concerning Boots

From the CAP Uniform regulation, this is the description of what the boots should be:

“Black, with or without safety toe, plain rounded toe or rounded capped toe with or without perforated seam. Zipper or elastic inserts optional, mesh inserts (for “jungle boot” style) are optional; smooth or scotch-grained leather or man-made material, and may have a high gloss or patent finish. …. Any logos will be the same color as the boot.”

You may be able to source boots from a local store for less than through Vanguard.  Look for “Tactical Boots” at Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or other store.  Also, stores that supply EMTs or Police (such as The Fire Store – 104 Independence Way, Coatesville, PA 19320) would also have boots.  The key points are they must be black and able to take polish on the leather surfaces.

Blues Uniform

Upon completion of your first Achievement (Curry), you will receive a $100 voucher to help purchase a ‘Blues’ uniform (Curry ‘Blues’ Program).  The voucher is only good for certain uniform items (it isn’t a blanket $100 coupon), so you should use it to get those items.  You can order additional items from Vanguard, or try to source them from other online retailors.  The Squadron Supply has used Blues uniforms shirts, pants, and skirts to supplement your purchases.

Blues Uniform Items – Female

Item Vanguard Item # Vanguard Cost Alternate Sources
AF Blue Short Sleeve Dress Blouse CAP1017J $52.90 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
AF Blue Slacks CAP3500J 60.25 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
Flight Cap CAP1015J $21.70 Army-Navy Store; online search
Blue Belt w/Silver Buckle 2500550 $17.30 Army-Navy Store; online search
CAP Flight Cap Device CAP0748A $7.30 Squadron Store has a limited supply
CAP Name Plate CAP0599M $4.30
Black Oxford Dress Shoes CAP28004 $48.10 Walmart, Shoe Store, etc
Black Socks Anywhere

 

Blues Uniform Items – Male

Item Vanguard Item # Vanguard Cost Alternate Sources
AF Blue Short Sleeve Dress Shirt CAP1001 $52.90 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
AF Blue Trousers CAP0993A 66.25 Squadron Store Issue; Army-Navy Store; online search
Flight Cap CAP0994K $21.70 Army-Navy Store; online search
Blue Belt w/Silver Buckle 2500500 $17.80 Army-Navy Store; online search
CAP Flight Cap Device CAP0748A $7.30 Squadron Store has a limited supply
CAP Name Plate CAP0599M $4.30
Black Oxford Dress Shoes CAP28004 $48.10 Walmart, Shoe Store, etc
Black Socks Anywhere

The uniform supply is also available to exchange for uniform items you may have out-grown.

 

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