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Capt. Daniel Ferenczy, assistant product manager for Extreme Weather Clothing and Footwear, modeling the Army’s new Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform. (Photo: Program Executive Office Soldier)

In January, U.S. Army uniform officials will begin an evaluation of the service’s new Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform by issuing the lighter, more breathable uniform to thousands of soldiers in Hawaii.

The new IHWC is the result of a directed requirement to outfit soldier with a jungle uniform suitable for operations in the Pacific theater. This follows a similar effort that recently resulted in the Army fielding 9,000 pairs of new Jungle Combat Boots to the 25th Infantry Division’s 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat teams in Hawaii between March and August.

 

 

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