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Stacey Butler (right) a clothing designer with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Air Force Uniform Office, measures Capt. Taylor Harrison's maternity Airman Battle Uniform. The new uniforms were designed and developed by the office and are available to pregnant Airmen around the world. (Air Force photo / Brian Brackens)

Pregnant airmen, soldier and guardians soon will be able to acquire free maternity uniforms. In cooperation with the Army, the Department of the Air Force is launching a pilot program at 10 installations – Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina; Yokota Air Base, Japan; and Kadena Air Base, Japan.

“By temporarily issuing free maternity uniforms, we can improve our airmen and guardians’ quality of life so they can focus on executing the mission,” said John Fedrigo, the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs.

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The Army will manage the stock of operational camouflage-pattern maternity uniforms. (Women in the three services wear the same uniform.)

Once service members receive confirmation of pregnancy from medical treatment facilities, they would work with their first sergeants to complete the documentation necessary for acquiring the uniforms. Once they are issued the uniforms, they can wear them until six months post-partum. They would then return the uniforms and complete a questionnaire. The returned uniforms will be inspected, repaired, cleaned and readied for re-issue.

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