The color-coded uniforms of US Aircraft Carrier Crews (1)

What the color-coded uniforms of US Aircraft Carrier Crews mean

What the color-coded uniforms of US Aircraft Carrier Crews mean

December 10, 2017

The color-coded uniforms of US Aircraft Carrier Crews

The US Navy has a color-coded system, categorized by seven colors, for the roles of different on-deck crews on aircraft carriers.

The colors who deal with the staff for the taking off and landing of planes are: yellow, brown, blue, green, red, purple and white.



The color-coded uniforms of US Aircraft Carrier Crews (10)Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen salutes rainbow sideboys as he departs the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.  Image credit US Navy

Yellow: Aircraft handling officers, plane directors, and catapult and arresting gear officers.

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Brown: ‘Air wing’ plane captains and air wing line leading petty officers wear.



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Blue: Directed by those who wear yellow, to operate aircraft elevators and tractors.

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Green: The crew who maintain catapult and arresting gear and hook runners. The most difficult and dangerous job on deck.

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Red: The crew handling the planes’ weapons by moving, mounting and arming the plane.

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Purple: Fueling and de-fueling planes, a dangerous procedure because of the hot engines and explosives on the planes.

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White: Quality and safety observers, medical crew members and inspectors.

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Images credit US Navy

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