An in-the-know member of the Navy Riverine group told Kit Up! that a bunch of the Sailors have been testing new combat shirts during exercises...new in that they have previously not been issued combat shirts but mostly wear old-style BDUs and tan flight suits.
Our source tells us a group of Sailors tested out a version from Massif, which makes the Army's combat shirt, down in Curacao printed in OD green. Another group is going down to Lejeune to train wearing a version made by New Balance, a relative newcomer to the tactical wear market.
No word yet on impressions of the Massif shirts other than that the Sailors requested buttons instead of Velcro to close pockets since hook-and-loop doesn't work so well when it's wet.