I recently flew out of state to a resort town for a week's vacation, the first time in 20 years.
In the hotel where I was staying, there were several Air Force personnel also staying. I saw them everyday in full uniform fatigues, boots and camouflage. I remarked to my companion, why weren't these people in the barracks? We were close to a large base. My companion, who doesn't share my political leanings, but is not a right-winger, replied that they are just like anyone else, they're probably here for a seminar or some sort of training and the government arranges with private hotels to provide lodging. He wasn't concerned about having all these uniformed military persons around. Don't they have "office" uniforms or uniforms besides the boots and camouflage?
As I was waiting at the airport, I saw airport police walking in what appeared to me to be a routine patrol. I think I counted nine officers, four in the front and four in the rear, they all looked like typical police officers. In the middle was another typical-looking police officer, except this one was carrying what appeared to be a military-style assault rifle. I would call it an M-16 but I know nothing about firearms, it was something I had never seen a police officer carry.