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Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos

After years of forcing aquaflage on sailors, the Navy announced on Aug. 17 that it will begin fielding its new working uniform — Navy Working Uniform Type III — in October 2017.

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The Navy is known for its delightful uniform choices, from its iconic dress whites to the signature bucket hat. But no item is as recognizable in American pop culture (and American retailers) as the double-breasted wool peacoat that sailors have worn in some variation since the United States broke away from Great Britain.

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Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael C. Barton

The Navy is finally bidding adieu to the horrible blue Navy working uniform. As sailors across the globe rejoice that they can hang up their aquaflage forever, the service has selected digital Woodland pattern camouflage as the Navy's new working uniform.

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Just as the Department of the Navy is trying to increase recruitment and retention of women to the Navy and Marine Corps, its leadership is taking deliberate steps to ensure that women become invisible in the ranks by forcing them to wear masculine dress uniforms.

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