Air Force Designing an Updated Dress Blues Uniform


Written by W. L. Gore & Associates

Source: Air Force Times

According to Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Kaleth O. Wright, the U.S. Air Force is currently working on designing a new version of its “service dress blues uniform,” and may “roll it out” sometime within the next year.

To find inspiration for the new uniform, Wright said leaders of the Air Force are “looking to the past.”

Modifications to the dress blues, along with a brand-new physical training uniform, may come in “mid- to late 2019,” said Wright.

Possible updates to the service jacket include the addition of four new pockets – with two placed across the chest, and two parallel pockets below – as the current service jackets have pockets for decoration only.

The Air Force could “test some uniform prototypes next year and collect feedback from airmen on what works and what doesn’t,” added Wright.

In addition to the dress blues updates, the Air Force is also considering moving forward with the design of new physical training uniforms, that would feature a moisture-wicking fabric to keep airmen comfortable in warm climates. The uniform’s design, however is not likely to change.

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