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Boondocksaint375

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Received this in an email just now:


RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS APPROVAL OF THE
NAVY WORKING UNIFORM (NWU) TYPE II AND III. THE NWU COLORING SCHEMES CONSIST
OF TWO UNIQUE FOUR-SHADED DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PROFILES (DESERT AND WOODLAND)
DEVELOPED BY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) UNDER THE AUTHORITY AND GUIDANCE OF
UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND FOR NSW AND MARITIME SPECIAL
OPERATIONS FORCES. THE TACTICAL ADVANTAGE PROVIDED BY NWU TYPE II (DESERT)
AND TYPE III (WOODLAND) DIGITAL PATTERNS WILL INCREASE PROBABILITY OF MISSION
SUCCESS AND SURVIVABILITY IN COMBAT AND IRREGULAR WARFARE OPERATIONS DUE TO
THE REDUCED VISUAL SIGNATURE IN THESE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

2. THE NWU TYPE II AND III ARE OF UNISEX DESIGN AND INCLUDES THE NAVY'S LOGO
ANCHOR CONSTITUTION EAGLE (ACE) DESIGN IN THE PRINT OF THE FABRIC. THE NWU
TYPE II AND III WILL UNDERGO CONFORMANCE TESTING DURING 2010 TO VALIDATE
DESIGN, FIT, AND WEAR. A PHASED FLEET DISTRIBUTION WILL COMMENCE ONCE
CONFORMANCE TESTING IS COMPLETE WITH PRIORITY DISTRIBUTION TO DEPLOYING COMBAT
AND DIRECT COMBAT SUPPORT COMMANDS AND UNITS.

3. OCCASION FOR WEAR:
A. THE NWU TYPE II WILL BE WORN ONLY BY NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW)
PERSONNEL, SAILORS ASSIGNED TO NSW UNITS, OR SAILORS ASSIGNED TO UNITS
DIRECTLY SUPPORTING NSW MISSIONS WITHIN THE THEATER OF OPERATIONS. IN THE
CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, THE NWU TYPE II WILL ONLY BE WORN BY THE
AFOREMENTIONED AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ON TRAINING RANGES OR DURING ACTUAL
OPERATIONS REQUIRING A DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM. ALL OTHER COMMANDS AND
INDIVIDUALS REQUIRING THE WEAR OF DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
WEAR THE CURRENT TRI-COLOR DESERT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM.
B. THE NWU TYPE III WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING TRI-COLORED WOODLAND
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM AND WILL BE THE STANDARD CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM WORN IN
CONUS AND CAN BE WORN DEPLOYED AS PRESCRIBED BY COMBATANT COMMANDERS.
OCCASION FOR WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE III WILL BE THE SAME AS THE CURRENT WOODLAND
CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM PER REF A, COMMANDS AND SAILORS CURRENTLY
AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORM (CUU) WILL CONTINUE
TO WEAR THE CUU AS THEIR PRIMARY DAILY UNIFORM UNTIL THEIR TRANSITION TO THE
NEW NWU TYPE III.
C. CNIC NAVY SECURITY FORCE SAILORS, TO INCLUDE AUXILIARY SECURITY FORCES
AND RESERVE SECURITY FORCES, WILL WEAR NWU TYPE I (BLUE/GREY/BLACK) UNLESS
ASSIGNED TO NSW COMMANDS AS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3A.

4. BASIC NWU TYPE II AND III COMPONENTS INCLUDE BROWN COTTON UNDERSHIRT,
BLACK BOOT SOCKS, BLOUSING STRAPS, NAVY CERTIFIED DESERT TAN OR BROWN
BRUSHLESS BOOTS, 1 1/4 INCH BLACK COTTON, NYLON OR ELASTIC WOVEN WEB BELT WITH
BLACK TIP AND BLACK OPEN FACE BUCKLE OR 1 3/4 INCH WIDE BLACK OR TAN ONE PIECE
ADJUSTABLE NYLON WEBBING RIGGERS BELT WITH FORGED STEEL BUCKLE,D-RING AND HOOK
AND LOOP FASTENER, EIGHT POINT UTILITY CAP, UNISEX BLOUSE AND TROUSERS,
EMBROIDERED COLLAR DEVICES (E4 AND ABOVE), SERVICE AND NAME TAPE.

5. PRESCRIBED NWU TYPE II AND III COMPONENTS INCLUDE MATCHING PATTERN
WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE FABRIC PARKA WITH REMOVABLE TAN FLEECE LINER AND
SLIP ON RANK INSIGNIA FOR EXTREME COLD WEATHER SYSTEM (ECWS) PARKAS AND BLACK
KNIT WATCH CAP.

6. OPTIONAL COMPONENTS INCLUDE SMOOTH BLACK LEATHER BOOTS, BROWN BOOT SOCKS,
EARMUFFS (WITH OUTER-GARMENTS ONLY), EARRINGS (GOLD BALL FOR FEMALE E7 AND
ABOVE AND SILVER BALL FOR FEMALE E6 AND BELOW), AND BLACK LEATHER GLOVES.

7. MANNER OF WEAR: THE MANNER OF WEAR OF THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE
CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS (DESERT AND WOODLAND)
AS OUTLINED IN REF B. THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE PROCURED AND ISSUED AS
ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING AND WILL REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE ISSUING COMMAND.

8. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY FOR THE NWU TYPE II AND III IS
ASSIGNED TO NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND (NAVFAC). PROGRAM MANAGER
AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY FOR THE DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS IS ASSIGNED TO
PROGRAM MANAGER SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES SURVIVAL, SUPPORT AND EQUIPMENT
SYSTEMS (PM-SOF SSES), US ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, NATICK AS DIRECTED BY
NSW. DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY OF THE NWU TYPE II IS ASSIGNED TO COMMANDER,
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING AVAILABILITY
AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE NWU TYPE II AND III WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA FUTURE
NAVADMIN.

9. FILE THIS NAVADMIN UNTIL CHANGES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE QUARTERLY
BUPERS DIRECTIVE CD-ROM CHANGE CONTAINING REF A. IN THE INTERIM, FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON UNIFORMS AND UNIFORM POLICY, VISIT THE NAVY UNIFORM MATTERS
WEBSITE AT http://www.npc.navy.mil/COMMANDSUPPORT/USNAVYUNIFORMS/.

10. POINTS OF CONTACTS:
A. NWU TYPE II AND III PROGRAM MANAGER AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY: MR. ANDY
HU AT (202) 433-5310 OR EMAIL AT ANDY.HU(AT)NAVY.MIL.
B. NWU TYPE II AND III CONFORMANCE TEST COORDINATOR: EODCM ROB MCCUE,
EODGRU TWO (N7), AT (757) 462-8452, EXT 1203, DSN 253, OR EMAIL AT
ROBERT.MCCUE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
C. DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE PROGRAM MANAGER AND TECHNICAL AUTHORITY:
MR TOM MILLS AT (508) 233-6444 OR EMAIL AT THOMAS.MILLS(AT)US.ARMY.MIL.

11. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
 

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So if I see someone wearing the NWU type II or III, I know they're NSW. Not that I'll do anything, but nice to know our enemies have that ability. :rolleyes:

Earrings?!? :confused:
 

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I was checking for the part where the NSW guys get to wear a half-rolled sleeve and Oakleys... ;)
 

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So if I see someone wearing the NWU type II or III, I know they're NSW. Not that I'll do anything, but nice to know our enemies have that ability. :rolleyes:

Earrings?!? :confused:
I agree with what you're saying. It doesn't make sense for only NSW to wear the type II. Now the enemy can profile them. The Navy is changing all our damn uniforms, may as well transition these as our new camis. We're the only ones who haven't switched over to digis for camis anyway (the NWU I doesn't count because I'm pretty sure blue camis are gonna make you stick out in Afghan-land :doh:) :2c:
 

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I agree with what you're saying. It doesn't make sense for only NSW to wear the type II. Now the enemy can profile them. The Navy is changing all our damn uniforms, may as well transition these as our new camis. We're the only ones who haven't switched over to digis for camis anyway (the NWU I doesn't count because I'm pretty sure blue camis are gonna make you stick out in Afghan-land :doh:) :2c:
And at the same time make you blend in completely when you fall overboard at sea... :confused:
 

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If anyone wants a peek at the scheme you can google AOR pattern. Also, the Crye cut uni's rock. It is certainly the best fit clothing, let alone military uniform, you could ever wear.
 

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If anyone wants a peek at the scheme you can google AOR pattern. Also, the Crye cut uni's rock. It is certainly the best fit clothing, let alone military uniform, you could ever wear.
It pretty much looks the same as my camis now except I'm sure it doesn't have little EGAs floating around in it. I figured it might look something more similar to what the Rangers are wearing now.
 

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Don't know what the Rangers are wearing currently. The AOR "woodland" is more of a multi cam color palet but digitized. A big difference in the AOR is that there isn't any black like in the Marine pattern. I think it is a smarter color scheme. There isn't many naturally black things in a woodland environment so the dark browns fill the bill quite well. The AOR "desert" has a darker tan in spots than the Marine pattern, I think both deserts are as effective as the other. Definately no EGA's or Constitution,Eagle, Anchors in the AOR's.....as of right now
 

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I found a comparison on google. The AOR are lighter with more green, and yes i seen the slight difference in the deserts. I agree with the black spots too. I read on one sight they were talking about putting the ACE on them but i dont know why they would. If the deserts are only going to be used by NSW there is no reason. Would just add a few more bucks to what they cost. I like the way they're set up though. Good pockets, velcro for patches, tight collar. Overall I think its a good idea :p:
 

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Knowing I'm an outsider, At least they're nothing like the ACU. Plus hey they have the cool guy look.

Ok back to my hole.
 
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Saw a few SEALS and NSW guys wearing the AORs my last rotation. They're nice I suppose. But I think things are getting a little out of hand when it comes to the plethora of uniforms we all wear downrange now. I've used either modded DCUs or BDUs my last few deployments and have zero complaints. Sometimes the old stuff still works the best.
 

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Out of curiousity, how's the weight on those uniforms? Are they like summer weight BDUs or more like the winter ones? If anyone knows.
 

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"Today, the Navy announced in NAVADMIN 174/16 that it will transition from the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I to the NWU Type III as the service's primary shore working uniform beginning Oct. 1, 2016."

More at: Navy Announces Elimination of NWU Type I
Honestly, it makes sense. The seabag is ridiculous to begin with, and the "Blueberries" were just stupid.
 

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Setting aside my love of MARPAT, I am currently wearing Type III's on a daily basis and they are comfortable, practical, and good looking. I am happy to see the Navy giving the ugliest uniform a kick out the door.
 
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