Dear Blue Blazer,
What sets us apart is what we do and how we do it. We are a unique organization that has the opportunity to serve the men and women that serve us. We have unique access that allows us to be more effective than any other civilian military support organization. With that unique access we also have incredible responsibility to our organization Fighter Country Foundation, the airmen we serve and operational security to the base. For any reason or no reason our special relationship with Luke AFB can be terminated. Participation in the organization’s programs is subject to the observance of the organization’s rules and procedures. The activities outlined below are strictly prohibited. Any member or participant connected to a member who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal from the program.
- Blue Blazers shall not:
- Use abusive language towards a member of the armed forces, civilian staff staff member, FCF staff member or board member, volunteer or another BBS participant.
- Participate in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that constitute sexual harassment.
- Use language disparaging the chain of command while in the presence of military members.
- Bring prohibited items not allowed on base.
- Attempt to personally benefit from military activities, items or access that isn’t otherwise permitted or cleared by base leadership.
When attending Fighter Country Foundation events as well as base events, we want to demonstrate to the public and our military partners that we are a cohesive group with dress guidelines that enhance our visibility. The following is the dress policy for Blue Blazers:
- ***Blue Blazer Life Member Command Chief pin has been respectfully requested to only be on display in your home or office alongside your collection of coins and not on your blue blazer when at events with active duty and retired members of the military. Past instances of active duty and veterans confusing Blue Blazers as retired command chiefs is one too many. We know that Blue Blazers that earned the pins from past command chiefs are the furthest from being accused of “Stolen Valor”. This is still a sensitive issue and out of respect for active duty and veterans, we will not wear command chief pins or any other item that represents rank in the US military. This of course does not apply to any of the Echo Class that are veterans. Military retiree, veterans and any other pins or representations earned by those members are at their discretion.
Event Wear Guidelines (Unless otherwise stated on invitation)
- Galas, Annual Awards and Balls
- Men – Tuxedo
- Women- Formal Dress
- Annual Meetings
- Blue Blazer, Shirt and Tie
- Blue Blazer and dressy ladies Top
- Graduations, Changes of Command, Memorial services
- Blue Blazer, Open Collar shirt (Summer)
- Dress pants
- On base activities (volunteering)
- Blue Blazer polo
- Pants or shorts depending on weather
- Blue Blazer with patch
- Name tag on right side of blazer. Shake hands on the right, name tag on the right. Military name tapes are on their right side of the uniform.
- Two (2) pins Maximum. FCF/FCP, Luke Forward, F-35, F-16, Flags and others are permitted. Zero (0) political pins unless in support of Luke Forward or base initiatives.
- No pins representing rank or position will be allowed unless you served at said rank or position.