Into the Blue: Uniforms of the United States Air Force, 1947 – to the Present

Volume 1: Early Years, Uniform Evolution, Transition Years, Khaki Uniforms, Blue Uniforms, Chevrons, Collar Devices, Women’s Uniforms, Headgear, Accessories
By Lance P. Young
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 076433512X, 978-0764343377
Hardcover, 336 pages

Volume 2: Distinctive, Formal/Informal, Air/Security Police, Flight Nurse Apparel, Women’s Utility, Air Force Band, USAF Academy
By Lance P. Young with Dave Shultz and Johnny Schlund
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 0764343815, 978-0764343810
Hardcover, 280 pages

Volume I, From the Publisher

“Into the Blue covers USAF uniform heritage beginning with the early days of the USAS in World War I, through its progression to the modern day USAF uniforms. The primary focus of this first volume is the dress and service uniforms of both men and women, including summer and winter uniforms of the early decades, along with the transformation to the two-tone uniforms and economic design changes which occurred within the past few decades. This well-researched book contains over 1100 photos, as well as contributions from established experts and official USAF historical entities. Also chronicled is the development of Air Force collar brass, accoutrements, footwear, and headgear. These books will become the standard for USAF uniform collectors and an invaluable tool for historians, museum employees, collectors and veterans.”

Volume II, From the Publisher

“These are the uniforms not normally seen on an everyday basis by Air Force members, and include both formal and informal examples. With over 1,000 images, it is possible to trace the introduction of the various uniforms and the changes made over the years. Recognizing that uniforms come and go, this study provides the collector and historian with the uniform, and where possible, the story behind the uniform. Dave Schultz and Johnny Schlund provide a combination of decades of research, and cover aspects of the formation of such distinctive career fields as Flight Nurses, WAF Utility Uniforms, Physical Training Uniforms, the USAF Honor Guard, and the largest of USAF career fields, the Security Forces.”