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Army Chief of Staff GEN McConville Models “Ike” Jacket

Friday, April 30th, 2021

General McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, was spotted at Massachusetts General Hospital sporting the optional “Ike” Jacket for the Army Green Uniform.

In recognition of their dedication to the health care of military veterans and the families of fallen heroes, leaders from Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, received two of the nation’s most prestigious honors. The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service–the second-highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense–was presented to Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation. The Public Service Commendation Medal–the fourth-highest public service decoration in the U.S. Army–was awarded to Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ross Zafonte, DO, chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mass General, and Michael Allard, chief operating officer for Home Base. Each recipient received their award, presented by Army Chief of Staff General Jim McConville, during a ceremony yesterday at the Pentagon. Congratulations to all!

Pictured here is McConville; Patrick Smith; Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base; Zafonte; Allard; Jennifer Ashton; Werner; Staff Sergeant Carlton Duncan; Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, Surgeon General of the Army.

Photo by Massachusetts General Hospital.

OTTE Gear x Bawidamann Aloha Pua Honu 2021 Shirt Pre-Order

Friday, April 30th, 2021

With a unique pattern designed by Andrew Bawidamann that is more art than clothing, this year’s Aloha shirt is based on World War Two’s Pacific Theater’s island hopping campaign.

There will be three color options. The first two are just like the iconic reversible Marine Corps pattern from World War Two: Greenside Out or Brownside Out and are called respectively Honu Jungle and Honu Beach. A limited third, Blue variant is also available.

The pre-order period for the OTTE Gear x Bawidamann Aloha Pua Honu 2021 Shirt remains open til end of May, looking to ship early June.

www.ottegear.com

WARNORD – Sitka Technical Apparel for the SOF End User

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Visit SSD Monday morning for details Monday on Sitka’s new technical apparel program for the SOF end user.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: Performance Briefs

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

• 100% American Made with American Materials, Berry Compliant
• Ultra-lightweight flex grid blend
• Moisture Wicking / Anti-Microbial
• Low profile comfort waistband
• Enhanced front panel for extra support
• Pack of 2

FirstSpear Performance Briefs are packed full of features. Constructed from a flex grid polyester/spandex blend allows the Briefs to be extremely lightweight and breathable which translates to all-day comfort.

“Very impressed with the fit and comfort. They don’t ride up, they stay cool, and they breath very well. The waistband is super nice and doesn’t dig in like some other brands of athletic wear tend to do. Tagless design is a nice touch too, plus I’m happy to support an American-made product.” — Online Review

“The Best underwear I have ever used.

I’ve been using these underwear on the job. My requires me to wear full coveralls in a very HOT production factory environment, and requires me to walk 5-8 miles per day. These underwear are by far are the most comfortable and durable I have found! Plus USA made is an absolute must for me. I highly recommend these underwear for physically active jobs. FirstSpear high quality!”
—Online Review

Superimposed flat seam technology and a soft brushed elastic waistband that won’t roll over and stay where you want it. The flex grid is a four-way stretch design with exceptional antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties. Extra room built into the front panel for extra support. Sold as a two-pack in graphite and black. They are 100% Berry Compliant; made in the USA with USA materials.

For more information, check out www.first-spear.com/performance-briefs.

USAF Approves XGO FR Base Layer systems as Safe to Fly

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Southern Pines, NC – April 7, 2021. The program office for the US Air Force recently announced the Approved Safe to Fly items for the specific fabrics and garments identified for the updated USAF No Melt No Drip and FR Underlayer Product List. Selected products on this list have a 3-year certification period.

The fabrics and garments manufactured by your XGO, have been certified as Flame Resistant (FR) products which meet the FR test including No Melt No Drip (NMND) requirements. These certified fabrics and garments are for use as under layers to wear with AF FR Uniforms.

Approved Items list to include:

These certifications constitutes XGO’s guarantee to USAF customers that our quality process will ensure the product will repeatedly pass ASTM D 6413 Vertical flame Test with NMND requirement, meet Berry Amendment compliance, and other program specific requirements.

Products can be purchased either directly from XGO at www.proxgo.com/collections/airforce-air-national-guard-profession  or through one of our dealer or distribution partners.  Additionally, the products are found at Equipment Base Supply Centers supply shops, AAFES, and through DLA.

A list of our entire product line can be found at online.pubhtml5.com/pnpm/wcnv

Please contact our customer service at [email protected] or [email protected] to find the best supplier for your needs.

WARNORD – CP x TD Desert Tiger Stripe G3 Field & Combat Uniforms Go Live Tomorrow @ Noon EDT

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Tactical Distributors is dropping the exclusive Desert Tiger Stripe Crye G3 Combat pants & tops and G3 field bottoms and tops. This limited release will go live at 12 noon eastern time, Friday, Aril 16.

www.tacticaldistributors.com/collections/crye-precision

Helikon-Tex Launches Woodland Camouflage Gear

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Poland’s Helikon-Tex has launched a slew of products in Woodland camouflage.

Items include the SFU NEXT Shirt and Pants, and Bandicoot waist pack.

More on Woodland can be seen at camouflages.helikon-tex.com.

Marines to Test New Physical Training Uniform

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Marines will soon be testing and evaluating new physical training uniforms.  The new PT uniform is modernized with all the performance attributes that align with commercial trends of providing uniforms with better form, fit, and function, said Lt. Col. Andrew Konicki, Marine Corps Systems Command’s program manager for Infantry Combat Equipment.

On April 13, MCSC awarded four contracts to produce PT uniform sets comprised of one PT shirt and one PT short.  The uniform is for Marines to wear while conducting individual or organized PT exercises, and will provide a more athletic fit incorporating anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, stretch, fast-drying and reflective attributes.

Made in America, American Fashion Network, of East Syracuse, New York; Fit USA, of Ormond Beach, Florida; SND Manufacturing, of Dallas, Texas; and String King, of Gardena, California will be manufacturing prototypes of the updated uniform.

What will the new PT uniform look like?

Konicki said the new uniform will include a design modification to the current general-purpose trunks and undershirt that have been in service for nearly a decade. The PT shirt will be more fitted than the current undershirt, and will include side mesh panels for breathability.

Each sleeve will have an eagle, globe, and anchor—the Marine Corps’ insignia—in reflective silver. The back of the shirt will read “USMC” vertically, and have diagonal reflective strips on each side of the letters.

The PT short will be basketball-style and constructed in olive drab green performance fabrics with black mesh side panels and a longer inseam than the current general purpose trunk. It will have a bike-style liner and side seam pockets with zipper closures. As a planned augment to the uniform, there is an optional running short for those who prefer a shorter inseam. The running short would not be included in the initial clothing allowance issue or on the minimum requirements list, but would be authorized for wear during unit PT events.

Reflective attributes for the shorts include the eagle, globe, and anchor at the bottom left hem of the left leg and proportional diagonal striping on the right front leg and on the rear of both legs, from the hem to the mesh side panels.

“Active wear has come a long way from when the GP trunk was first issued,” said Kristine Bealmear, the PTU project officer with MCSC’s Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment. “I feel it’s important for our Marines to have these advanced garments to provide them comfort and durability during their PT sessions. They need to look their best regardless of uniform.”

A maternity PT shirt and shorts are being developed in conjunction with the new PT uniform, and will resemble the new PT uniform in design according to Mary Boyt, Program Manager, Permanent Marine Corps Uniform Board.  The maternity PT shirt and shorts will be added to the maternity supplemental uniform allowance, and will be issued to pregnant enlisted Marines.  The uniform will be available for purchase by pregnant officers.

Who is testing the new uniform?

MCSC is procuring a total of 600 uniforms; 100 will undergo durability testing in a lab environment and 500 will be issued to a diverse mixture of officer/enlisted, junior/senior, and male/female Marines for their use and feedback.  MCSC is working with Training & Education Command, and the intent is to include instructor and student populations from the SNCO and NCO Academies and instructors from Officer Candidate School and The Basic School. 

The evaluation will run for a minimum of 30 days, but could last longer depending on the delivery schedule after contract award.  Testing is scheduled to be complete by the beginning of August to allow for enough time to consolidate the feedback, present the changes to the Marine Corps Uniform Board for decision, and then update the contract to execute funds prior to the end of FY21.  This timeline supports initial fielding to Marine Corps Recruit Depots and OCS as part of the initial clothing allowance issue.

The scope of the user evaluation is going to verify/validate the form/fit/function of the new physical training uniform, with the output of the evaluation resulting in possible specification changes, contract modifications, and a better end product. For example, part of the expected output of the user evaluations is the development of female-specific sizing.

When can I get the new uniform?

The new Physical Training Uniform is expected to be available for purchase at Marine Corps Exchanges in the spring of 2022.

What else do I need to know?

The physical training shirt will not replace the green shirt that is worn with the utility uniforms.  The currently olive drab undershirt will be re-named “utility undershirt” and will be worn with the utility uniform, and for PT when forward deployed or when tactical requirements dictate per a commander’s guidance.

The revised PT uniform ensemble will include: the current running suit, the current sweat suit, and the new PT shirt and shorts. The current general purpose trunks will be phased out.  The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations will be updated to address the wear of the new basic physical fitness uniform ensemble, said Boyt.

This was a communique from HQ Marine Corps

Note: In December, SSD gave you a sneak peek of the new USMC PT Uniform.