29 Aug '13, 8pm

#BREAKING: #USNavy plan to distribute flame-resistant coveralls @UTSanDiego @PilotNews

NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) will distribute flame-resistant coveralls to the shipboard Sailors beginning early next year. The two fleet commanders decided to approve a Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coverall to ensure the safety of all shipboard Sailors after reviewing the findings of the Organizational Clothing Working Group. "We made the decision to supply flame-resistant coveralls to all Sailors assigned to ships as an added safety precaution," said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. "Sailors at sea operate in an environment with inherent risks. We are always looking for ways to mitigate those risks." The FRV coverall will combine the existing blue utility coverall design with the flame-resistant fabric of the repair locker coverall. In January, the Organizational Clothing Working Group began reviewing a...

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