The reason I ask is that your not supposed to drink while in uniform, but you can while it your day off. And I happened to come across this particular law while skimming through my handbook, but it doesn't specify if this law is enforceable while your off duty, so all I'm interested is does this law apply only while your on duty, or does it also apply while off duty, and if that's the case wouldn't it only be illegal if sex is what's bought, but say you bought a towel and worker decided they'd have sex with you isn't that a loophole that exists with the law, if so someone needs to fix that.
If you are subject to the UCMJ via active duty or title 10 orders then it would be a potential violation regardless of state law. If you trade money for sex you can be charged regardless of whether the transaction contains other items of nominal value.
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It is NEVER legal for ANY servicemember to pay for prostitution, it is a violation of the UCMJ, regardless of whether you're in uniform, regardless if you're off duty. Just don't do it. Ever. UCMJ applies to you 24/7, 365 (or 366)/year, wherever you are in the world or even in outer space.
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