Desert Tan Boots are not Authorized

BLUF: As per NAVADMIN 015/17 and at the discretion of the commanding officer sailors may now wear the desert tan boots or coyote brown boots with their type III uniform.

6.  Safety Boots.  As directed by reference (c), black leather safety boots (steel toed) are the standard boots worn with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III uniform for CONUS and U.S. territories.  Authorized black safety boots include the 9-inch black smooth leather NWU boot, the 9-inch black rough-side-out leather NWU boot and the 8-inch flight deck safety boot.  Black leather safety boots (steel toed) are sea-bag-required items and are required afloat and ashore in environments mandating safety shoe wear. Authorized exceptions for wearing black safety boots with the NWU Type III are as follows:
a.  Brown safety boots when issued as organizational clothing for wear in environments such as flight duty, construction battalion duties or similar requirements.
b.  Navy certified desert tan or coyote brown rough-side-out leather non-safety boots in environments not requiring safety boot wear may be worn optionally at the discretion of the commanding officer.  Optional boots not required as organizational clothing will be procured at the expense of the Sailor and not the authorizing command.

Navy Cross Dressing Policy

NAVY CROSS DRESSING FAQs and GENERAL GUIDANCE

ALNAV 057/10 dated 192031Z AUG 10
– Unofficial Internet Posts provides guidance to all Navy personnel regarding unofficial posts on the internet, including those pertaining to DON -related content and discussions. It also provides guidance about the best practices for use of internet-based capabilities in a personal capacity. Specifically, paragraph 3 and 3.C. provide intent and general guidance on appropriate unofficial internet posts. The following comes from the Navy Command Social Media Handbook that command PAOs should have a copy of: Continue reading “Navy Cross Dressing Policy”

New Federal Travel Regulations Change

Bottom Line Up Front:

Starting November 1st 2014 travelers that fall under the Joint Federal Travel Regulations will receive 75% of their Lodging and Meal expense for travel spanning 31-181 days. They will receive 55% of their lodging and meal expense for travel spanning 181+ days. Travel less than 31 days remains unchanged.

This change is a direct result of belt tightening across all of the Department of Defense and is reflected in the most recent Joint Federal Travel Regulations.

More information can be found here at www.flatrateperdiem.com

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NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

R 182102Z MAY 12 PSN 211438K19

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

SUBJ: UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

NAVADMIN 164/12

REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//

REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301439ZAUG11//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/022305ZDEC11//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/261511ZJUN09//
NARR/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 259/11.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 366/11. REF D IS NAVADMIN 186/09.

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) APPROVED
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED DURING THE 24 JANUARY 2012 AND
3 APRIL 2012 NAVY UNIFORM BOARDS. THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD IS LED BY THE CHIEF
OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT) AND INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FLEET,
OPNAV, RESERVE FORCES, COMMANDER, NAVAL INSTALLATIONS COMMAND, NAVAL SUPPLY
SYSTEM COMMAND, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND, AND U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY.
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN REF A. Continue reading “NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE”

Having trouble getting Facebook on the ship?? Convert your News Feed to a Daily E-mail!

 

Wanted to let you know about a new website I just found. It’s called FB2E-mail.com and is specifically designed for guys on a ship who have very slow or blocked facebook access. Once you sign up FB2E-mail.com it takes your facebook news feed, turns it into a PDF, and e-mails it to your account daily. It’s a pretty sweet deal if your ship internet is super slow, or for the times it’s blocked. Signing up costs about $5.00 per month, but you can get a discount for a longer term contract.
Leave me some feedback here to let me know how it goes.

NAVADMIN 81/11 – Navy Uniform Update


R 111947Z MAR 11
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN
NAVADMIN 081/11

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVAL OF A 
MATCHING NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER TROUSER FOR 
SAILORS E1 THROUGH O10.

2.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, A MATCHING NWU PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER 
TROUSER IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING.
 Continue reading "NAVADMIN 81/11 – Navy Uniform Update"

Nearly 45,000 Sailors Receive Targeted Payment for Navy Working Uniforms

WASHINGTON (NNS) — More than 44,000 Sailors received a one-time, targeted clothing replacement allowance (CRA) Nov. 15, to ensure they are fully compensated for their Navy Working Uniforms (NWU)..

Earlier this year, the Navy determined Sailors who entered recruit training between Oct. 1, 2007 and April 26, 2009, were either not issued a full set of NWUs or were not provided adequate clothing allowances for their purchase. Once these Sailors were identified and the best method of ensuring proper compensation was determined, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, announced the plan to issue the one-time payments recently received. “With these payments, the Navy has ensured Sailors are fully and equally compensated for their uniforms,” said Ferguson.

“These affected Sailors now have the means to maintain their professional appearance as the Fleet prepares to fully transition to the Navy Working Uniform.”

Dec. 31, 2010, is the fleet-wide mandatory wear date of the NWU and is the deadline for the majority of Sailors to have a full complement in their seabags. For those Sailors receiving the targeted payment, they will not be required to have a full complement until Sept. 30, 2011. Continue reading “Nearly 45,000 Sailors Receive Targeted Payment for Navy Working Uniforms”

New Navy Type II and Type III Navy Working Uniform

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Two new Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) will hit the fleet in fiscal year 2011.

The first, NWU Type II, a desert digital camouflage uniform of four colors with the anchor, Constitution and eagle (ACE) logo embedded in the print, will be worn by special warfare operators and Sailors who support them during deployment and deployment training exercises.

“The desert camouflage uniform is not going away,” said Capt. Vince Drouillard, branch head within Navy’s personnel, plans and policy division. “Sailors, other than Navy special warfare operators and supporting Sailors, will continue to wear the current tricolor desert camouflage utility uniform in desert environments when issued by authorizing commands.”

The second, NWU Type III, is a woodland digital camouflage uniform which also has four colors and the ACE logo embedded in the print. It will be the standard camouflage uniform worn in non-desert environments and stateside.

Both uniforms, announced in NAVADMIN 374/09, are organizational clothing provided to Sailors by commands authorized to issue them.

The unisex uniforms will begin conformance testing to validate design, fit and wear later in fiscal year 2010. Fleet implementation is expected to begin in late 2011 with deploying combat and direct command support commands and units receiving priority in the distribution process.

Both new uniforms have an authorized matching pattern Gortex parka with a removable fleece liner. Sailors can get complete information on the new NWU Type II and Type III uniforms in NAVADMIN 374/09 available at www.npc.navy.mil.

Service Khaki Uniform Wear Testing

The new service Khaki Uniform is now being wear tested!

The navy is now starting wear testing of the new service khaki uniform.

Wear testing is now being conducted in six locations to include Washington DC, Norfolk, Millington TN, Yokosuka Japan, Newport, and Pearl Harbor.

Once the wear test concludes in August, a decision will be made on whether this will be come an official new navy uniform.

Even more important than the “official wear testing” is our sailors reaction to this new uniform. Leave your comments and let me know how you like the throwback khakis.
Thanks,
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Random Webmaster Thoughts

Three years ago when all this discussion of “recreating the Navy Uniform” started I thought one of the objectives was to reduce the seabag. Is anyone but me missing something here? Since I work for a NECC command I have three, yes THREE sets of cammie uniforms. Additionally, I’m now required to buy a set of Dress Khakies.

What uniform have I given up, or removed from my seabag, in exchange for these two additional uniforms? Oh yes, my tropical whites. Remember the white shorts with socks pulled all the way up? They have finally gone the way of the dinosaur.

Thanks guys…