Navy Tests Two-Piece Uniforms Aboard Ships as New Substitute for Coveralls


Written by W. L. Gore & Associates

Source: USNI News

The United States Fleet Forces Command is developing and testing a new two-piece uniform for 350 sailors from the Surface Warfare, Aviation, and Submarine communities. Sailors began testing the new flame-retardant uniforms aboard ships in June and will continue to test them through September.

These alternative uniforms provide another option for sailors on sea duty who aren’t required to wear coveralls—and may also be worn away from the work environment.

The three different types of uniforms being tested are as follows:
– A navy blue top and matching pants
– A light blue top with dark navy blue pants
– A khaki top and matching pants

The FFC is also testing an ankle work boot which features a steel toe and is similar in style to a Chelsea boot. To gather feedback about the new gear, the FFC created a survey, which prompted over 100 comments.

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