Navy NewsGram – Whats ahead in 2014

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Female Uniform Review

Female Uniforms fit evaluations this spring on resesigned aspects of the female service dress blue uniform will produce important information on the fit, comfort and function of the new slacks, jumper and a version of the Dixie Cup – style cover with a sweat and makeup band. Female chiefs and officers can expect new combination covers, designed to more closely resemble the male version

Lightweight Navy Working Uniforms

Also this spring, the Navy Uniform Matters office and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility will begin wear testing a lightweight version of the NWU Type I for Sailors assigned in regions with warm climates. The evaluation will focus on the comfort provided by two prototype uniforms made of different fabrics. If the evaluations are successful, Navy leadership will determine which version to add to the sea bag.

Flame Resistant Coveralls (FRV)

The FRV has started the initial distribution with Fleet units that are preparing for deployment and
forward deployed Naval Forces. The initial Fleet outfitting should complete by the end of this year.
Three sets of FRV coveralls will be issued to all personnel on surface ships and managed as
organizational clothing

Uniform Boards

The Chief of Naval Personnel is in the process of reviewing our current overall uniform board
process to look for ways to better serve the fleet.

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