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Uniform Updates on the Horizon For the US Navy (CREDIT: Mike Morones / Navy Times)

Uniform Updates on the Horizon For the US Navy

The US Navy is exploring uniform updates, such as lightweight NWUs and a new cold-weather parka, that could go into effect within a year.

Several uniform updates may be coming to the U.S. Navy in the near future.

The additions and updates would be made to a warm-up suit, a cold-weather park, women’s “chokers” and lightweight NWUs, according to Navy Times.

Navy officials are on the cusp of approving new uniforms and tweaking old ones to expand sailors’ options and modernize their sea bag — changes that will start appearing as soon as a year from now.

  • Warm-up suit: High-performance outerwear worn by Marines could be quickly adapted for the Navy.
  • Cold-weather parka: Officials want to adopt a Coast Guard 3-in-1 jacket that would keep sailors warm in cold climates.
  • Women’s “chokers”: Summer whites collars for women are getting retooled to look like men’s.
  • Lightweight NWUs: Sailors are testing two types of the Navy working uniform, designed to be lighter and more breathable for tropical environments.

To read more information on the new uniform changes from the U.S. Navy, please visit Navy Times.

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