UNIFORM HISTORY: COLLAR PIPING ON ENLISTED JUMPERS

By NUR - Last updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014

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UNIFORM HISTORY: COLLAR PIPING ON ENLISTED JUMPERS

 

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.

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Navy NewsGram – Whats ahead in 2014

By NUR - Last updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Female Uniform Review

Female Uniforms fit evaluations this spring on resesigned aspects of the female service dress blue uniform will produce important information on the fit, comfort and function of the new slacks, jumper and a version of the Dixie Cup – style cover with a sweat and makeup band. Female chiefs and officers can expect new combination covers, designed to more closely resemble the male version

Lightweight Navy Working Uniforms

Also this spring, the Navy Uniform Matters office and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility will begin wear testing a lightweight version of the NWU Type I for Sailors assigned in regions with warm climates. The evaluation will focus on the comfort provided by two prototype uniforms made of different fabrics. If the evaluations are successful, Navy leadership will determine which version to add to the sea bag.

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NAVADMIN 164/12 — NAVY UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, June 2, 2012

R 182102Z MAY 12 PSN 211438K19

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

SUBJ: UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

NAVADMIN 164/12

REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//

REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301439ZAUG11//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/022305ZDEC11//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/261511ZJUN09//
NARR/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 259/11.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 366/11. REF D IS NAVADMIN 186/09.

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO) APPROVED
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED DURING THE 24 JANUARY 2012 AND
3 APRIL 2012 NAVY UNIFORM BOARDS. THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD IS LED BY THE CHIEF
OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT) AND INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FLEET,
OPNAV, RESERVE FORCES, COMMANDER, NAVAL INSTALLATIONS COMMAND, NAVAL SUPPLY
SYSTEM COMMAND, NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND, AND U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY.
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN REF A. Read the rest of this entry »

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NAVADMIN 154/12 — WOMEN’s UNIFORM INITATIVES

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, June 2, 2012

R 071312Z MAY 12

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

TO NAVADMIN

SUBJ: WOMEN’S UNIFORM INITIATIVES

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/032100ZMAR11//

REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301451ZAUG11//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 075/11, NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE. REF B IS NAVADMIN 260/11,
NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES NEW UNIFORM INTIATIVES THAT INVOLVE THE
EVALUATION OF FEMALE UNIFORMS, AND UNIFORM CHANGES TO ADDRESS NOTED CONCERNS.
AS A RESULT OF FLEET FEEDBACK RECEIVED FROM FEMALE SAILORS DURING NAVY
LEADERSHIP ALL HANDS CALLS AND INPUTS RECEIVED BY THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD
REGARDING WOMEN’S UNIFORM QUALITY, DESIGN AND FIT ISSUES, THE CHIEF OF NAVAL
PERSONNEL, AS PRESIDENT OF THE NAVY UNIFORM BOARD, DIRECTED A COMPREHENSIVE
EVALUATION OF WOMEN’S UNIFORM CONCERNS. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Army PT Test

By NUR - Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Army is also updating their physical test and breaking it up into the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and Combat Readiness Test (CRT)

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NAVADMIN 366/11 — NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR W EAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR

By NUR - Last updated: Monday, January 9, 2012
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 366/11
SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR WEAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR//

REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/301439ZAUG11//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/312021ZMAR10//
REF/C/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 259/11 NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III.  REF B
IS NAVADMIN 118/10 UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE.  REF C IS NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS DECISION TO
EXPAND AND STANDARDIZE THE OCCASION FOR WEAR OF THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM
 (NWU) - TYPE I, II AND III; UPDATES THE OCCASION FOR WEAR POLICIES CONTAINED
IN REFS A AND C; AND REVISES THE MANNER OF WEAR POLICIES CONTAINED IN REF C.
THIS POLICY IS EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2012 AND APPLIES TO CONUS, HAWAII AND GUAM
BASED COMMANDS.

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NAVADMIN 260/11 – UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE

By NUR - Last updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012
R 301451Z AUG 11
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN
 
NAVADMIN 260/11
SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE// 
REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03/
AMPN/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (CNO)
APPROVED UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES PROPOSED BY THE 18 JULY 2011 NAVY
UNIFORM BOARD.  THE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNIFORM BOARD ARE OUTLINED IN
REF A.  APPROVED UNIFORM CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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NAVADMIN 259/11 – /NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III, CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, January 7, 2012
 NAVADMIN 259/11 
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// 

SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II AND III, CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN:
    A.  UPDATES REFS A AND B;
    B.  SUPERSEDES REF C;
    C.  ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL OF THE NAVY WORKING 
UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II (DIGITAL DESERT) AND III (DIGITAL WOODLAND) (NWU TYPE II/III);
    D.  ANNOUNCES POLICY UPDATES ON THE NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I(NWU TYPE I);
    E.  DESCRIBES THE NWU TYPE II/III FLEET IMPLEMENTATION PLAN; AND
    F.  UPDATES STATUS OF THE DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (CUU DESERT).

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Uniform Trivia

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011

 

UNIFORM PHRASEOLOGY and UNIFORM TRIVIA

Basic Uniform Components.  Uniform items required as part of the basic uniform.

These are the minimum items which must be worn unless the prescribing authority

directs otherwise.

 

Prescribable Items.  Uniform items which may be directed or authorized with the

basic uniform. Prescribable items may be worn with the basic uniform at the

individual’s discretion unless otherwise directed.

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Having trouble getting Facebook on the ship?? Convert your News Feed to a Daily E-mail!

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, August 13, 2011

 

Wanted to let you know about a new website I just found. It’s called FB2E-mail.com and is specifically designed for guys on a ship who have very slow or blocked facebook access. Once you sign up FB2E-mail.com it takes your facebook news feed, turns it into a PDF, and e-mails it to your account daily. It’s a pretty sweet deal if your ship internet is super slow, or for the times it’s blocked. Signing up costs about $5.00 per month, but you can get a discount for a longer term contract.
Leave me some feedback here to let me know how it goes.
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NAVADMIN 238-11 Minimalist Footwear

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, August 13, 2011
R 051519Z AUG 11 PSN 075960K27

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

TO NAVADMIN

SUBJ: MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR 
REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 156651/01JAN03//
AMPN/REF A IS NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN AUTHORIZES THE WEARING OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR WITH THE
NAVY PHYSICAL TRAINING UNIFORM (PTU) DURING COMMAND/UNIT DIRECTED PHYSICAL
TRAINING (PT), INDIVIDUAL PT, AND ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE THE SEMI-ANNUAL
PHYSICAL READINESS TEST (PRT).

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NAVADMIN 81/11 – Navy Uniform Update

By NUR - Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2011

R 111947Z MAR 11
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN
NAVADMIN 081/11

SUBJ/NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVAL OF A 
MATCHING NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER TROUSER FOR 
SAILORS E1 THROUGH O10.

2.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, A MATCHING NWU PATTERN GORE-TEX FOUL WEATHER 
TROUSER IS AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR AS ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING.
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NAVADMIN 75/11 – Uniform Board Update

By NUR - Last updated: Saturday, March 5, 2011

R 032100Z MAR 11

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO AL NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 075/11

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAR//

SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE//

REF/A/MSG/NAVADMIN 070/11/021717ZMAR 11// REF/B/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 070/11 ANNOUNCING UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES. REF B IS U.S.
NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS//

RMKS/1. THIS MESSAGE MODIFIES REF A AS IT PERTAINS TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AUTHORIZED USE OF PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES WHILE IN UNIFORM AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF WEAR OF THE KHAKI OVERBLOUSE FOR FEMALE OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS (CPOS) AND CLARIFIES THE APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR WEAR OF FLIGHT SUITS AT DESIGNATED EVENTS CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF NAVAL AVIATION. Read the rest of this entry »

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NAVADMIN 025/11 – CPO Cutlass, Cell Phone, Flight Suit, and Female Blouse Policy

By NUR - Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

TO AL NAVADMIN
NAVADMIN 025/11

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//

SUBJ/UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE//

REF/A/DOC/NAVPERS 15665I/01JAN03//

AMPN/REF A IS U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVED
UNIFORM POLICY CHANGES AS PROPOSED BY THE 16 DECEMBER 2010 NAVY UNIFORM BOARD
(NUB). THE NUB IS LED BY THE CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL (PRESIDENT). THE
FUNCTIONS OF THE NUB ARE OUTLINED IN REF A. APPROVED UNIFORM CHANGES ARE AS
FOLLOWS: Read the rest of this entry »

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Navy Announces New Uniform Components and Rules

By NUR - Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The chief of naval operations approved Navy Uniform Board recommendations Jan. 25.

The recommendations include a new cutlass for chiefs, an overblouse for female officers and chiefs, updated rules for portable communication devices and clarification on the manner of wear for flight suits. Read the rest of this entry »

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