Ceremonial silver single-loop aiguillettes with the “wing and star” emblem (Hap Arnold star) are worn by Officers and Enlisted personnel serving in the United States Air Force Honor Guard, Installation and Base Honor Guards, Color Guard, Drill Teams, and Military Funeral Details, as well as by Arlington National Cemetery Chaplains, General Officer Aides, and Enlisted Aides. Aiguillettes worn by Enlisted personnel have a closed-end design, while Officers wear open-end aiguillettes. Guidance on the wearing of aiguillettes varies depending upon duty position, uniform, and rank.
USAF Honor Guards, Installation/Base Honor Guards, Color Guards, Drill Teams, Military Funeral Details, and Arlington National Cemetery Chaplains
  • Ceremonial Uniform: Both Officers and Enlisted personnel in these assignments wear the aiguillette grounded on the left shoulder seam of the ceremonial overcoat and blouse.
  • Summer Uniform: Enlisted personnel wear closed-end loop aiguillette on top of epaulet, grounded to the left shoulder seam. Officers wear the open-end loop aiguillette under the epaulet, grounded to the left shoulder seam when wearing coat and summer uniform.
General Officer Aides
  • Service Dress Uniform: These positions are filled by Officers so they wear the open-end loop aiguillette; the aiguillette is worn under the epaulet and is grounded to the left shoulder seam.
  • Mess Dress Uniform: General Officer Aides wear double-loop aiguillettes when wearing the Mess Dress Uniform. Click here to see our double-loop aiguillette.
Enlisted Officer Aides
  • Service Uniform: The closed-end loop aiguillette is worn on top of the epaulet and is grounded to the left shoulder seam.
  • Service Dress, Semi-Formal Dress, and Mess Dress: Worn grounded to the shoulder seam.

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