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March 30,2008: The U.S. Navy has joined the other services and issued an official PT (physical training) uniform [PHOTO]. The blue shorts and gold t-shirt are both made of synthetic materials that are moisture wicking (more rapidly disperses perspiration) and odor resistant (self-explanatory). The piping on the shorts and the "Navy" lettering on shorts and t-shirt are reflective (to make the wearer more visible to motorists at night.) These uniforms are for organized PT, although sailors can also wear them when off-duty. Each sailor will be issued two sets. There are also optional items, like long-sleeved shirt, compression shorts, head gear and running shoes that all use the same color scheme. A track suit is in the works as well.

Sailors have long complained of the lack of official exercise gear, mainly because the other services have it and that stuff looks cool.

 


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