Originally Posted by Yunus
Clothing allowance is increased when they make you buy a new set of uniforms or they issue the clothes. When I was in the Air Force it was like $250 a year but when they required a new PT uniform they gave us a one time payment of like $400, which was the exact amount for the required set of uniforms.
I watched my LES when the AF introduced the PT gear and advised us that we will be getting that plus up in the annual to cover the purchase of the PT gear. Never happen in 06, 07, 08 was an extra 60 bucks! and when back down in 09. The PT gear (Jacket and pants only) was not worth the $80 plus dollars.
The new shorts without the reflective gear does make the noise and material is smoother; however, a former co-worker at the gym advised the fit is still the same (tight or loose).
A least in retirement, you do not have to wear that to the on-base gym!