Female Airmen Need Improved, Better Fitted Uniforms


Written by W. L. Gore & Associates

Source: Military.com

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters that, regardless of what the new pattern for the next set of Air Force uniforms is, it must get them right for pilots and crew, including improved, better fitted uniforms for women. Gen. Mike Holmes, who heads Air Combat Command, is also leading an effort to find other sources for gear, both for in-flight and ground missions.

Along with improved uniforms for women and better gear, the Air Force may replace current Airman Battle Uniforms with the Army’s combat uniforms in the Operational Camouflage Pattern. A leaked slide presentation provided options for three transition periods: 24, 36, or 48 months—in which all airmen would move from the ABU to the OCP uniforms.

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