The Navy unveiled a pilot program to issue maternity uniforms to expecting sailors.
Enlisted sailors will receive maternity uniforms at no cost beginning January 2, 2022.
“Issued maternity uniforms may be worn throughout the period of required wear up to 12 months after receipt,” the NAVADMIN said. “Participant selection will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. Uniforms will be provided to participants fully hemmed and with all required sewn-on accoutrements attached.”
The Military Times reported:
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The Navy is launching a maternity uniform pilot program in 2022 for expecting sailors, providing them with maternity uniforms at no cost.
The wear test for pregnant volunteers, from Jan. 2, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2026, will allow enlisted sailors and officers in the active component and Navy Reserve to receive “a full array of authorized Navy maternity uniforms,” according to a new naval administrative message. These uniforms will be issued to sailors free of charge and then returned to the service.
Sailors interested in participating in the pilot program must have medical documentation of their pregnancy and command approval, and they must submit an application on the MyNavy HR website. Those eligible for the pilot program must not have received, or intend to receive, a maternity clothing allowance.
In 2022, the pilot program will consist of 400 volunteers, but that could be expanded in the future.
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— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) December 17, 2021
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