Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks

If you Google “In The Navy,” after you scroll through some other stuff, you'll strike a few hits on the Navy’s unlucky history with uniforms. Most recently, in 2010, the Navy forced sailors to wear a short-lived blue camouflage uniform that was derisively dubbed  “blueberries” or “aquaflage.” Now, the service is trying to avoid the pitfalls of the past as it tests three new prototypes for a new two-piece working uniform.

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U.S. Navy / Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Villalovos

After less than a decade of use, the Navy's blue camouflage uniforms are on their way out in the Pacific Northwest.

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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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