Matthew9Thirtyfive

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Heard about this today. Hope our CO approves wear early. The NWUs are better than the mechanic coveralls we wear underway, but the Type IIIs are so much better. I hope they switch to a two-piece FRV. That'd be stellar.
 

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I read that they were to be authorized for wear through Oct 2019?

Whatever. The greens do look better, and have the advantage of not being obnoxiously ridiculous. I'm a little irritated because I have 4 or 5 sets including the Goretex thing. I can think of about 600 things I'd rather spend $600 on than a new set of uniforms I'll wear a couple times per year.

But surely the new top secret special pay arrangements will compensate me for that outlay. :-/
 

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I read that they were to be authorized for wear through Oct 2019?

Whatever. The greens do look better, and have the advantage of not being obnoxiously ridiculous. I'm a little irritated because I have 4 or 5 sets including the Goretex thing. I can think of about 600 things I'd rather spend $600 on than a new set of uniforms I'll wear a couple times per year.

But surely the new top secret special pay arrangements will compensate me for that outlay. :-/
They are. The type IIIs will be issued to recruits starting next fall, and Sailors who already have the type I will be allowed to wear them through 2019. Authorization to wear the Type III starting October 1 is command dependent.
 

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Update: the Navy, in a bizarre fit of common sense, has authorized brown boots for wear with the new green NWUs in the hospitals (with command approval).

Now I'm conflicted: is it worth it to spend several hundred dollars on new Uniforms, if it means I can wear a boot that actually breathes and isn't weighed down with steel toes? I was planning to ride off into the sunset in aquaphlage but now I feel like I might need to make the switch.
 
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Update: the Navy, in a bizarre fit of common sense, has authorized brown boots for wear with the new green NWUs in the hospitals (with command approval).

Now I'm conflicted: is it worth it to spend several hundred dollars on new Uniforms, if it means I can wear a boot that actually breathes and isn't weighed down with steel toes? I was planning to ride off into the sunset in aquaphlage but now I feel like I might need to make the switch.
Only you can determine that. Are you considering getting out soon? Factor that into the decision.