A new combat uniform with special consideration to the female body is now available at Fort Gordon, almost a month after the Army announced plans to open all units and military jobs to women by 2016.
The March debut of the Combat Uniform-Alternate is the first in a series of moves the Army hopes to make in the next three years to help female soldiers feel like more professional members, officials said.
With narrower shoulders, a slightly tapered waist and a more spacious seat, the unisex clothing line has been in the works since 2009 and is being issued to all installations â€“ except Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. â€“ for men and women with a smaller or more slender body....
Yes, I see what you mean, Chris. But I guess the Army are trying to appear non-discriminatory (politically correct?) by claiming the new uniforms are unisex in that not only do they fit most women better, but they also fit some men better. Thanks to Mike for the reminder that it is a combat uniform and not dressing for show. Ladies on the front line? Interesting, that's for sure. I guess they won't be ladies anymore, once they're out there. More lambs for the slaughter; but I'm guessing the boys will do their best to keep them from harms way, perhaps even giving their lives to do so. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come.
Apparently 'unisex' means androgynous, that is, not gender-specific. According to the article, the Army claims the new clothing is more suitable for most women, and also for some men. So, their use of the word is probably OK, unless you were referring to something else, Chris?