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Navy Uniforms

The first U.S. Navy uniform was non-descript and consisted of pantaloons often tied at the knee or knee breeches, a jumper or shirt, neckerchief, short waisted jacket and low crowned hats. The Navy didn't begin to standardize their uniforms until 1841, which reflected British Naval traditions. Today's Navy uniforms include the new Working Unifor... more

UPDATE: Navy Uniform Policy

The U.S. Navy has announced two changes to its uniform policy. First, the Navy is updating its tattoo policy and will authorize Sailors to: (1) have one tattoo on their neck that does not exceed one inch in any direction; (2) have visible tattoos below the elbow or knee, no longer restricting their size or amount; and (3) allow Sailors with slee... more

Navy Runs Tests on Lint, Clears Cotton Coveralls for Submarines

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Rosalyn Holmes removes a pair of new flame-resistant variant (FRV) coveralls from a box aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas F. Cottone

HARTFORD, Conn. -- As the Navy prepared to roll out cotton, flame-resistant coveralls for submarine sailors, it needed first to assess a possible threat: There was concern the boats' ventilation systems could be clogged by lint. After testing them out aboard USS Montpelier, a Virginia-based attack submarine, the Navy gave the all-clear for skip... more

Navy Expands Command Ball Cap Policy

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacques Chenet assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd, stands watch on the bridge wearing a command ball cap on June 16, 2014. Declan Barnes/U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Command baseball caps are making a comeback by popular demand. Starting Sept. 1, U.S. Navy commanding officers will be authorized to allow their sailors to wear command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms, Types I, II and III. The change was announced Friday by the chief of naval personnel. Command ball caps used to be a mainstay w... more

Sailors Receive First FRV Coveralls

Navy FRV coveralls

NORFOLK -- Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) received their Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls Jan. 15, while also preparing for their upcoming deployment.   Bataan Sailors will be the first in the fleet to wear the FRV coveralls, which are provided by the Navy at no cost to the Sailors. They will repl... more

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