BLUF: As per NAVADMIN 015/17 the deadline for mandatory wear of the female combo cover has now been extended to 31 October 2018.
Female Dress Covers. The deadline for mandatory wear of the alternate and unisex Combination Covers for female officers and chief petty officers (CPO) as directed by reference (b) is extended from 31 October 2016 to 31 October 2018. The enlisted White Hat remains mandatory for wear with jumper style uniforms only. The enlisted E1-E6 female combination cover is required for wear with the four button coat SDB uniform until 31 December 2019. Female Sailors E1-E6 may optionally wear the enlisted White Hat or female Combination Cover with maternity uniforms until 31 December 2019 to coincide with the termination wear date of the female E1-E6 four button SDB uniform.
Female officer/CPO female combination covers are no longer available for purchase at the NEX Uniform Centers. Female E1-E6 Combination Cover availability is very limited through the NEX Uniform Call Center at 1-800-368-4088.
BLUF: Updates on the NSF Identification Badge, Navy Fitness Suit, Female Dress Cover, safety boots, coyote brown ball cap, cold weather parka, and regulations update….
BLUF: As per NAVADMIN 015/17 and at the discretion of the commanding officer sailors may now wear the desert tan boots or coyote brown boots with their type III uniform.
6. Safety Boots. As directed by reference (c), black leather safety boots (steel toed) are the standard boots worn with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III uniform for CONUS and U.S. territories. Authorized black safety boots include the 9-inch black smooth leather NWU boot, the 9-inch black rough-side-out leather NWU boot and the 8-inch flight deck safety boot. Black leather safety boots (steel toed) are sea-bag-required items and are required afloat and ashore in environments mandating safety shoe wear. Authorized exceptions for wearing black safety boots with the NWU Type III are as follows:
a. Brown safety boots when issued as organizational clothing for wear in environments such as flight duty, construction battalion duties or similar requirements.
b. Navy certified desert tan or coyote brown rough-side-out leather non-safety boots in environments not requiring safety boot wear may be worn optionally at the discretion of the commanding officer. Optional boots not required as organizational clothing will be procured at the expense of the Sailor and not the authorizing command.
NAVY CROSS DRESSING FAQs and GENERAL GUIDANCE
ALNAV 057/10 dated 192031Z AUG 10
– Unofficial Internet Posts provides guidance to all Navy personnel regarding unofficial posts on the internet, including those pertaining to DON -related content and discussions. It also provides guidance about the best practices for use of internet-based capabilities in a personal capacity. Specifically, paragraph 3 and 3.C. provide intent and general guidance on appropriate unofficial internet posts. The following comes from the Navy Command Social Media Handbook that command PAOs should have a copy of: Read the rest of this entry »
Recently there has been much confusion in the fleet on the authorized boots for the Navy Working Uniform.
Below are the only authorized boots:
- Bates NWU Smooth Boots: EO1621A (Male)/EO1788A (Women)
- Bates NWU Rough Boot: 01421 (Men)/01778 (Female)
- Belleville 800ST Flight Deck Boot
041928Z AUG 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
SUBJ/UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE//
AMPN/NAVPERS 15665I, UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Chief of Naval Operations approval of
several major uniform policy changes encompassing the Navy Working Uniform
Type I and III (NWU Type I and III), Navy outerwear (All Weather Coat,
Peacoat, Reefer, and the black Cold Weather Parka (CWP)) revised manner of
wear of the NWU Type II and III, new Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman
(SWCC) insignias, delayed introduction of the new male E1 E6 Service Dress
Blue (SDB) uniform, logo change for the Navy Sweat Shirt and Pants, Service
Khaki uniform option for female officers and chief petty officers (CPOs) and
update on the Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) Coverall initiative. Read the rest of this entry »
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// NAVADMIN 082/16 SUBJ/NAVY TATTOO AND NWU TYPE II AND III BALL CAP POLICY CHANGE// REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/JAN11// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/211737ZAPR06// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the revision to the Navys personal appearance policy as it pertains to tattoos and expands the manner of wear of the Navy Working Uniform Type II and III (NWU Type II/III). References (a) and (b) are revised. Read the rest of this entry »
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN NAVADMIN 236/15 SUBJ/NEW UNIFORM INTRODUCTION/HANDBAG POLICY UPDATE// REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS/JAN11// AMPN/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the planned fleet introduction of several new uniforms, the new designation of the male officer/chief petty officer (CPO) combination cover and enlisted white hat, and the expansion of the female handbag policy. The new uniforms addressed in this NAVADMIN include: the Alternate Combination Cover (ACC); female officer/CPO Service Dress White (officer/CPO SDW) coat; male and female E1E6 Service Dress Blue (E1-E6 SDB) and Service Dress White (E1-E6 SDW) uniforms; Navy Fitness Suit and the Lightweight Navy Working Uniform Type I (LNWU1). The uniform components identified as mandatory for wear or possession by enlisted Sailors and CPOs will be supported by an annual clothing replacement allowance to facilitate procurement of each item prior to the mandatory wear date. Read the rest of this entry »
R 081751Z DEC 14 PSN 643626K27
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/UNIFORM UPDATE FEMALE HAIR GROOMING POLICY//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
AMPN/REFERENCE A IS THE UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the revision of Navy*s female hair grooming
policy. This policy applies to female Sailors while wearing the Navy uniform
and when wearing civilian clothes in the performance of duty.
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Bottom Line Up Front:
Starting November 1st 2014 travelers that fall under the Joint Federal Travel Regulations will receive 75% of their Lodging and Meal expense for travel spanning 31-181 days. They will receive 55% of their lodging and meal expense for travel spanning 181+ days. Travel less than 31 days remains unchanged.
This change is a direct result of belt tightening across all of the Department of Defense and is reflected in the most recent Joint Federal Travel Regulations.
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R 271406Z AUG 14 PSN 618143K23 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN NAVADMIN 200/14 SUBJ/UNIFORM UPDATE NAVY AND COMMAND BALL CAP// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN11// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/011623ZAPR13// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/022305ZDEC11// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/312021ZMAR10// NARR/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, UNITED STATES NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 084/13, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I UPDATE. REF C IS NAVADMIN 366/11, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR WEAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR. REF D IS NAVADMIN 118/10, UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE. RMKS/1. Based on Fleet feedback, the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations directed expansion of our ball cap policy. Effective 1 September 2014, the Navy and command ball cap may be worn in lieu of the eight-point cover with the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II and III in accordance with reference (a). Read the rest of this entry »
R 071918Z FEB 14 PSN 291000K12
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS UPDATE//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/182102ZMAY12//
NARR/REF A IS NAVPERS 15665I, U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to ref (a). Ref (b) previously
announced an update on the availability of Navy Security Badges.
2. Approved uniform policy changes are as follows:
a. Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type II and III Chaplain Corps Staff
Insignia. Navy Chaplains serving in units authorized to wear the NWU Type II
or III may wear the Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia on the NWU Type II and III.
(1) Description. A 1 1/2-inch by 1 1/2-inch matching NWU Type II or
III fabric patch with embroidered Chaplain Corps insignia centered on the
fabric. The Chaplain Corps insignia shall be embroidered with black thread
and positioned upright on the fabric patch.
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Piping first appeared as a decorative device during the 1840s, which Sailors added to break up drabness of their uniform. In 1866 the collar flap was extended to nine inches to accommodate a standardized system of white piping to distinguish petty officers (three rows), ordinary seamen (two rows) and landsmen and boys (one row).
Corresponding rows were displayed on the cuff. In 1876 the white tape on the collar was standardized to three rows for all enlisted wearing the jumper, with rank to be determined by the petty officer insignia, and cuff stripes for the seaman ranks. In 1947, cuff piping was standardized at three rows for all hands since rating badges and added piping (diagonal white, red, green, or blue stripes on the left sleeve) to denote rank was repetitious.