Today the Navy announced plans to discontinue it’s Working Uniform Type I, mockingly referred to as “aquaflage” and “blueberries,” Kit Up reported.
In its place, sailors will don the new NWU Type III, a forest-green camouflage developed by Naval Special Warfare Command. Sailors must transition to Type III by October 2019.
Aside from its unpopular pattern, Type I cammies weigh considerably more than its replacement.
The shift came as part of a series of apparel changes announced today by Naval officers. Beginning in 2020, Cold Weather Parkas will replace the current service dress uniform and other Naval outwear will become optional. Female chiefs can now wear men’s khaki pants without a belt and with their blouse tucked in. Women’s khaki pants should be available for purchase by the end of 2017. Additionally, service sweatpants will soon sport a “NAVY” logo in reflective silver lettering and sailors may add select patches to their service uniforms at their commander’s discretion.
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