Air Force Reserve Rejecting Uniform Requirements

SomeAirForceReservetechniciansareangrywithanewpolicymandatingdailyuniformwearwhileonthejob.

TheWebsiteMilitary.comreportsthatthereservistsdisgruntledwiththenewregsplantousetheirunionmembershipandvitalrolewiththeactivedutyforcetogetthenewpolicyscrapped.

OnewaythereservistswillpressuretheAirForcecommandwillbetodiscontinuevolunteeringforAirExpeditionaryForcerotationsinIraqandAfghanistan.

"We'vegottodosomethingtogettheirattention,"MasterSgt.JerryMerrill,aKC-135crewchiefatMarchAirReserveBase,Calif.,andvicepresidentoflocal3854oftheAmericanFederationofGovernmentEmployees,toldtheWebsite.

"We'reobligatedtodoacertainamount"ofdeploying,hesaid,butthereservetechs"maybelesscooperativewiththeirfreetime.Iwouldsayeveryoneisbehindthewaronterror,butwecan'tbestompedonandhavethisthingrammeddownourthroats."

Thereareabout8,000enlistedAirForceReservetechnicians.Asaconditionofemploymenttheymustagreetoserveasreserveairmen.Whentheyarenotdrillingoncepermonthorduringtheirannualtwo-weektrainingcycle,theyarecivilians.

AirForceofficialssaythenewregulationsonuniformsisanattempttoextendgoodorderanddisciplinetoallAirForcepersonnel.

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