Source: Marine Corps Times
On August 29, the Corps awarded $954,713 to SourceAmerica to manufacture a new tropical uniform, according to “Barbara Hamby, a spokeswoman for Marine Corps Systems Command.”
The new uniforms “have undergone several years of testing” in locations like Hawaii and Japan, and have been lauded for their quick drying time and lightweight feel.
Initial samples of the uniform, which has been authorized “for field use only,” will be complete in March, with the first 2,600 being delivered in June 2019. Once complete, the Consolidated Storage Program will receive and issue the tropical uniforms.