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Guidelines for Wearing New PT Uniform Announced

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Story Number: NNS080710-26
Release Date: 7/10/2008 10:53:00 PM


From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

Washington (NNS) -- Sailors now have the regulation and manner of wear for the Navy's new Physical Training uniform (PTU) with the release of NAVADMIN 191/08, July 9.

"Commands should be ready to hold group PT in the official PTU on October first, but Sailors should know they can mix and match the shirt and shorts when exercising on their own or when on liberty," said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, Chief of Naval Personnel.

The PTU, now available in Navy Exchanges, is required for command and unit physical training, and the semi-annual physical fitness assessment (PFA) beginning October 1. The PTU may also be worn on and off base for fitness or leisure, unless determined otherwise by regional coordinators or commanding officers.

During command exercise in port, the PTU shirt must be tucked into the shorts; during individual PT, or on liberty, shirts may be worn in or out of shorts. At sea, the wearing of the PTU will be at the discretion of the commanding officer.

The PTU cannot be worn while in a duty status or when conducting official business on base such as visiting medical treatment, galleys or Personnel Support Detachments.

Ferguson said the Uniform Matters Office has received many useful comments about the PTU design and quality, and that the shirt and shorts will be constantly improved over the next few years.

"We're listening to your feedback. We're already making improvements in the liner for the shorts, and we're working to make the shirt longer and less transparent when it gets wet," he said.

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