30 May '13, 1pm

Update to Shipboard Organizational Clothing - USFF & CPF announce a 3 phased approach to changes.

NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (CPF) announced the recommendations from a working group's review on the requirements and the flame-resistant qualities of fleet organizational clothing, May 29. Adm. Bill Gortney, USFF commander, and Adm. Cecil Haney, CPF commander, ordered the working group in January after an impromptu test by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility showed the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I burns. "We're making some revisions to our policy that includes the introduction of new uniform items that will add an additional level of protection for every Sailor," said Gortney. "Safety is integral to every duty our men and women perform and this is something we can do to help protect them in rare cases where a fire may break out aboard a ship." The fleet will take a three-phased approach that will result in changes to t...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=74485

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