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Team V reminded of reveille, retreat rules

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen lower the flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters building on Oct. 25. 30th Mission Support Group Airmen supported the time honored open ranks inspection. Air Force Instruction 36-2903 directs the wear of uniforms, insignias, awards and decorations. Airmen of all ranks are required to have all uniform items ready to wear at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airmen lower the flag during a retreat ceremony at the headquarters building on Oct. 25. 30th Mission Support Group Airmen supported the time honored open ranks inspection. Air Force Instruction 36-2903 directs the wear of uniforms, insignias, awards and decorations. Airmen of all ranks are required to have all uniform items ready to wear at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Thomas)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 30th Space Wing commander reminded Team V that they do not have to stop for reveille and retreat during official unit or wing-wide physical training sessions.

When in official Air Force physical training gear and exercising outside in an official formation, Airmen may continue to workout while reveille or retreat plays, said Col. David Buck.

At Vandenberg, reveille plays at 7:30 a.m., while retreat plays at 4:30 p.m. If an Airman is outside in physical training gear, Battle Dress Uniforms or Airman Battle Uniforms during the playing of reveille or retreat, they must stop and stand at parade rest. The difference is what to do when the national anthem is played. If the Airman is in physical training gear when the national anthem plays, the Airman must stand at attention; if they are in BDUs or ABUs, they must render a salute.

As always, when reveille, retreat or the national anthem play, drivers must pull off to the side of the road and stop their vehicles for the duration of the music. 

For more information on the customs and courtesties associated with reveille, retreat and the national anthem, see Air Force Instructions 34-1201 and 36-2903, Air Force Pamphlet 34-1202 and Air Force Manual 36-2203.