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Navy Announces Outerwear Option, Wear Test Evaluation of Cold Weather Parkas

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS121203-08

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- NAVADMIN 360/12 announced the optional wear of the Army double breasted black all-weather coat with all uniforms except the Navy Working Uniform (Type I, II and III) and Physical Training Uniforms, effective immediately.

"The Navy strives to provide Sailors with the best uniform options to maintain a professional appearance as well as improve protection from the weather," said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Personnel Plans and Policy. "The addition of this all-weather coat provides Sailors with an additional choice."

NAVADMIN 360/12 also announced a wear test evaluation beginning this month of two types of cold weather parkas (CWP) under consideration for optional wear with service and service dress uniforms in cold weather environments. The test will include 100 Sailors assigned to selected commands and staffs in Navy District Washington and Navy Regions Northwest, Midwest, and the northeast sector of the Mid-Atlantic Region. The test will run through March 31.

The Army double-breasted black all-weather coat will be available in select Navy Exchange Uniform Centers, on-line, and NEX 1-800 call centers approximately sixty days after the release of the NAVADMIN. It is currently available at AAFES Uniform Centers.

The optional all-weather coat will eventually replace the current Navy all-weather coat according to the NAVADMIN. Details, timeline and cost will be provided in a future NAVADMIN.

For details on occasion for wear, manner of wear and authorized optional components for the optional all-weather coat are listed in NAVADMIN 360/12.

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