NWU Type II and Type III uniforms to debut in 2011
Two new Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) will hit the fleet in fiscal year 2011.
The first, NWU Type II, a desert digital camouflage uniform of four colors with the anchor, Constitution and eagle (ACE) logo embedded in the print, will be worn by special warfare operators and sailors who support them during deployment and deployment training exercises.
The second, NWU Type III, is a woodland digital camouflage uniform, which also has four colors and the ACE logo embedded in the print. It will be the standard camouflage uniform worn in non-desert environments and stateside.
Both uniforms, announced in NAVADMIN 374/09, are organizational clothing provided to sailors by commands authorized to issue them.
The unisex uniforms will begin conformance testing to validate design, fit and wear later in fiscal year 2010. Fleet implementation is expected to begin in late 2011 with deploying combat and direct command support commands and units receiving priority in the distribution process.