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Navy Running Suit Prototype Unveiled at Navy Annex Uniform Center

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS080602-26
Release Date: 6/2/2008 4:02:00 PM


From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Representatives from the Navy Uniform Matters Office and Navy Exchange Command (NEXCOM) unveiled a prototype of the Navy's Physical Training Uniform (PTU) Running Suit, May 30, at the Arlington, Va. Navy Uniform Center. Uniform officials expect a final product to be ready in calendar year 2009.

The PTU running suit will have to undergo wear testing before final approval. Pricing and manner of wear has not been determined. The prototype running suit was on display next to thousands of new PTU shirts and shorts which are now becoming available for Sailors to purchase by region.

Navywide distribution of the PTU started in April with flag officers, commanding officers and command master/senior chiefs and Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. The first of a three phase distribution, Wave 1 commenced May 30 at NEX uniform in the Tidewater, Southwest, and Naval District Washington regions. Recruiters are included in this wave, but must use the call center by calling: 1-800-368-4088; Italy: 8008-872441; Spain: 900-99-1479; Japan: 00531-1-14026; or anywhere: 757-502-7450.

Wave 2 commences in June 2008 and includes Hawaii, Europe, Japan, Guam, Regions Northwest and Southeast. Wave three commences August 2008 and includes the Northeast and Gulf regions. Reserve components will mirror active force rollout plan via Defense Supply Centers E-6 and below, and Navy Exchange Uniform Centers for E-7 and above.

Navy officials also plan on introducing the new E1-6 Service Uniform this summer to be followed by the Navy Working Uniform during the winter of 2008. Each uniform program rollout is scheduled for 24 months. The sequence and timeline for respective rollouts will be announced via separate correspondence.

A updated uniform regulation manual will be issued following the release of respective NAVADMINs that will announce occasion and manner of wear polices for all new uniforms. Additional details and pictures of the new uniforms are available for review on the uniform matters Web site at: www.npc.navy.mil/commandsupport/usnavyuniforms/.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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