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.

NAVADMIN 165/06 Desert Camouflage Uniform


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NAVADMIN 165/06

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SUBJ/DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM (DCU)//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE WEAR OF THE DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (DCU) FOR OEF/OIF PERSONNEL TRAVELING IN CONUS IS APPROVED.

2. THE DCU IS INTENDED FOR NAVY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED IN COMBAT/HOSTILE FIRE ZONES, WORKING UNDER ARDUOUS FIELD CONDITIONS, AND SERVING WITH JOINT COMMANDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.

3. WHILE OCONUS, PERSONNEL WHO ARE DEPLOYING, EXECUTING PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS, OR ON REST AND RELAXATION LEAVE STATUS TO OR FROM THE FIFTH FLEET AOR WILL COMPLY WITH COMMANDER, U.S. NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND/COMMANDER, FIFTH FLEET OPORD 1000-01,
PARAGRAPH 4, SUBPARAGRAPH G; “ALL TRAVEL IN THE USCENTCOM AOR WILL BE PERFORMED IN APPROPRIATE CIVILAIN ATTIRE. T-SHIRTS, SHORTS, SANDALS, ETC., ARE NOT CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE ATTIRE. UNIFORMS SHALL NOT BE WORN WHEN USING AMC, AMC CHARTER, OR COMMERCIAL TRAVEL.

4. WHILE IN CONUS, PERSONNEL TRANSFERRING TO AND FROM THE FIFTH FLEET AOR ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE DCUS ON U.S. FLAG COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS (I.E. FROM AIRPORT OF ENTRY TO HOME AND VICE VERSA). DCUS WILL BE CLEAN AND PRESENT A SHARP MILITARY APPEARANCE.

5. IN ALL CASES, AT LEAST ONE SET OF CIVILIAN ATTIRE IS TO BE PACKED IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE FOR CONTINGENCY SITUATIONS.

6. TRAVEL IN THE DCU IS NOT AUTHORIZED ON ANY COMMERCIAL CARRIER FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN STIPULATED IN THIS MESSAGE.

7. THIS POLICY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

8. POC: CNOCM(SS) ROBERT B. CARROLL AT (703) 614-5076/DNS 24-5076, OR EMAIL AT ROBERT.B.CARROLL@NAVY.MIL.

9. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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