You don't need to make it any harder than it otherwise is, because lots of people have lots of things going on in their lives. And they've never fit," Goldfein said.
In early , the Air Force plans to roll out an update to the blue uniform shirt. The goal is to bring it up to the quality of other commercially sold dress shirts. Testing on the new shirt has just been completed, the Air Force said. In revamping the service dress shirt, service officials aim to provide airmen with an improved fit for better mobility, as well as a new fabric with "mechanical stretch" for a little more flexibility, better wrinkle and stain resistance, and more opacity "for modesty and professional appearance," said Tracy Roan, a clothing designer for the Air Force Uniform Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in an email to Air Force Times.
But the biggest changes will come to the new maternity ABU. Aside from the improvements to comfort and functionality, it is also intended to look almost identical to the regular ABU. This would allow expecting mothers to maintain their privacy as much as possible, if they're not ready to announce their pregnancy to their colleagues. The old maternity ABU had several distinct features that made it look different from the standard ABU, causing the wearer to stand out.
William Mosle, chief of the human systems program office at Wright-Patterson, said in a Nov. You don't need to make it any harder than it otherwise is, because lots of people have lots of things going on in their lives. The current maternity ABU has an elastic band in the stretch panel that eventually becomes too tight and uncomfortable for many pregnant airmen as their bellies grow, said Stacey Butler, another clothing designer for Wright-Patterson's uniform office.
As a result, she said, those airmen had to make changes to their pants, such as cutting the elastic band, taking them in for alterations, or using safety pins to close the pants. Some airmen find it's easier to just buy a new ABU in a larger size to adjust, Butler said.
But the new stretch panel will go all the way around the body and come up over the belly, similar to how commercially sold maternity pants are constructed. The stretch panel's fabric will also be improved, Butler said, and constructed from a nylon-spandex tricot that will be more comfortable than the current pants' blend of 90 percent polyester and 10 percent spandex. The compression in the new pants' stretch panel means it won't need an elastic band like the old pants.
Airmen will "be comfortable, and they'll be able to wear it through their entire pregnancy with comfort and professional appearance and confidence. The coat has buttons under the armpit that can be adjusted for more space. Authorized duty identifier tabs are listed in Table 5. Sister service and joint badges can be worn in their current color configuration and will not be converted to the spice brown color criteria.
Airmen may wear coyote brown fleece with OCPs. Scarves, earmuffs and watch caps may be either coyote brown or black. Gloves must be sage green. Your chain of command should be the first avenue for clarification and further guidance on local standards and policies. Current as of Sept. Have ideas on how to improve the Air Force uniform? Use the button below to read more about the program and how to access the submission form via the AF Portal.
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