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Minnesota Airmen celebrate the last day to wear the Battle Dress Uniform

As fog lifts above the flightline at the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport, Technical Sgt. Eric Moan of the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron drives a forklift in front a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 “Hercules” on Oct. 31, 2011. Moan is one of dozens of Airmen on base wearing the Battle Dress Uniform on the last official day the Air Force allows BDUs to be worn. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

As fog lifts above the flightline at the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport, Technical Sgt. Eric Moan of the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron drives a forklift in front a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 “Hercules” on Oct. 31, 2011. Moan is one of dozens of Airmen on base wearing the Battle Dress Uniform on the last official day the Air Force allows BDUs to be worn. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

Dozens of Airmen at the 133rd Airlift Wing at the air base on the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport wore their old Battle Dress Uniform to work on Oct. 31, 2011, the last official day members of the Air Force and Air National Guard can wear BDUs. Senior non-commissioned officers like Senior Master Sgt. Mark Grieme (left) of the 133rd Operations Support Flight and Master Sgt. Mike Phillips of the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron who have been in the military since the 1970s have seen many changes over the years in Air Force Uniforms. The Airman Battle Uniform replaces the distinctive woodland camouflage pattern that dates from the early 1980s.  USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

Dozens of Airmen at the 133rd Airlift Wing at the air base on the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport wore their old Battle Dress Uniform to work on Oct. 31, 2011, the last official day members of the Air Force and Air National Guard can wear BDUs. Senior non-commissioned officers like Senior Master Sgt. Mark Grieme (left) of the 133rd Operations Support Flight and Master Sgt. Mike Phillips of the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron who have been in the military since the 1970s have seen many changes over the years in Air Force Uniforms. The Airman Battle Uniform replaces the distinctive woodland camouflage pattern that dates from the early 1980s. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

Dozens of Airmen at the 133rd Airlift Wing wore their old Battle Dress Uniform to work on Oct. 31, 2011, which is the last official day members of the Air Force and Air National Guard can wear it. About 30 Minnesotans from units all around the base paused to celebrate the moment in front of a C-130 H3 “Hercules” aircraft on the flightline of the air base on the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport. USAF official photo by Master Sgt. Rick Crippen

Dozens of Airmen at the 133rd Airlift Wing wore their old Battle Dress Uniform to work on Oct. 31, 2011, which is the last official day members of the Air Force and Air National Guard can wear it. About 30 Minnesotans from units all around the base paused to celebrate the moment in front of a C-130 H3 “Hercules” aircraft on the flightline of the air base on the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport. USAF official photo by Master Sgt. Rick Crippen

Maintenance Airmen change a tire on a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 “Hercules” on the flightline at the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport, on Oct. 31, 2011 wearing the Battle Dress Uniform on the last official day the Air Force allows BDUs to be worn. From left to right, Technical Sgt. Brad Dahl of the 133rd Maintenance Squadron, Technical Sgt. Dan Whitehead of the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Master Sgt. Tom Heckman, also from 133rd AMXS get the job done. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

Maintenance Airmen change a tire on a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 “Hercules” on the flightline at the Minneapolis – St. Paul international airport, on Oct. 31, 2011 wearing the Battle Dress Uniform on the last official day the Air Force allows BDUs to be worn. From left to right, Technical Sgt. Brad Dahl of the 133rd Maintenance Squadron, Technical Sgt. Dan Whitehead of the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Master Sgt. Tom Heckman, also from 133rd AMXS get the job done. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

On Oct. 31, 2011, the last day members of the Air Force can wear the woodland camouflage Battle Dress Uniform, Technical Sgt. Melissa Boorman, (left) a production recruiter with the 133rd Airlift Wing, enlists Christine Hassa into the Minnesota Air National Guard. Hassa, along with all other Airmen, will wear the new Airman Battle Uniform. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss

On Oct. 31, 2011, the last day members of the Air Force can wear the woodland camouflage Battle Dress Uniform, Technical Sgt. Melissa Boorman, (left) a production recruiter with the 133rd Airlift Wing, enlists Christine Hassa into the Minnesota Air National Guard. Hassa, along with all other Airmen, will wear the new Airman Battle Uniform. USAF official photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss