Armed Forces News

Distribution of the new Army Greens Service Uniform has begun. The service expects to meet its deadline next spring for Army-wide availability, the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) reported Aug. 13. The first stage of distribution to 70 soldiers at the Fort Knox, Kentucky-based Recruiting and Retention College is complete. Soldiers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will get their uniforms sometime this month.

Drill sergeants will get their next, AUSA reported, with new recruits to follow. The uniforms are patterned after the World War II-era pink-and-green uniforms. Each soldier will receive a service coat, two pairs of pants, a long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirt, shoes, socks, a tie, belt, gloves and a cap. AUSA reported that the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) will handle initial distribution, with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) taking over the job sometime in October.