A new look for the US Army’s National Guard, with its new uniforms, caps and helmets, is set to go into effect in March.
The Army has been moving away from the uniforms it used in the 1950s and 60s, and in recent years, it has shifted more toward its modernized uniforms and accessories, including its camouflage pants and camouflage helmets.
Now, the Army will use military-grade uniforms, which are “comparable in design and fit to today’s uniforms,” the Army said in a statement.
They will be made of fabric that is light-weight, breathable, water-resistant and resistant to moisture.
The uniforms will be designed to “give Soldiers a sense of confidence and camaraderie” and will be “designed to withstand the elements.”
The Army said the uniforms will include a patch on the left breast pocket, on the right side of the shoulder and the top of the left sleeve.
The military also said the new uniforms will not be made to accommodate larger items, such as belts, caps, or a helmet.
The new uniforms are slated to go to soldiers by the end of April, and will cost an average of $250.
The Army said they will be sold at retail stores, at military-operated bases, and online.