Navy Praises Blue Digital Uniforms After Two Sailors Lost At Sea
SAN DIEGO, CA - In an announcement today at Naval Base San Diego, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) remarked that he was extremely proud of the "versatility and usefulness of the Navy Working Uniform (NWU)."
The uniform, which resembles the Marines' desert and green colored digital MARPAT design, was introduced in 2008 amid controversy over its necessity for naval personnel.
"What the hell are we going to blend into with a blue camouflage pattern?" asked CT2 Brian Nathan, a sailor aboard the USS Makin Island. "I mean seriously -- we're in the Navy for chrissakes. We're not pulling ninja moves on al Qaeda in the ocean."
Despite sailor gripes over the change, the NWU was added to the long list of required clothing items -- now estimated between 48 and 64 different uniforms.
"If they add any more fucking uniforms, I may have to sleep on the floor so there's room in the coffin rack for the 3 seabags I need," said HN Benjamin Rodriquez, a Corpsman who also has the honor of buyi…
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