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Space Force’s new service dress and PT uniforms have landed

NATIONAL HARBOUR, Md.—The Space Force unveiled its new service dress and training uniform designs this week as it continues to forge its own identity at the Pentagon.

Two Guardians showed off the business uniform for the first time at the Air Force Association’s annual conference here, showcasing a unisex look that the Space Force originally designed for women before also adapting to the comfort of men.

The Space Force is the first military service created since women were given the opportunity to fill the same roles as men, making it the first uniform designed for women from the start.

The uniform is “distinctive, modern, professional and comfortable to wear,” Space Force spokesperson Colonel Catie Hague said. “We designed the women’s uniform first, then we created the men’s version.”

Rather than the typical suit-style uniform that buttons down the middle, the preliminary Space Force design features a dark blue wrap-around jacket with diagonal buttons over a dress shirt and ties. White stripes around the cuffs and gray pants complete the look. (Social media users have compared it to “Star Trek” hunter clothing and uniforms.)

The number six features heavily in the design to represent the Space Service’s arrival as the sixth military branch, with six buttons, a six-sided name tag and six-sided enlisted insignia that the Space Force revealed on Monday. .

“The deep blue color was chosen from the Space Force seal. The dark color represents the vastness of outer space,” Hague said. “The buttons have the globe, delta, orbit, and stars that are part of both the US Space Force flag and seal.”

The keepers have also started testing a new physical training wardrobe.

The jacket, shirt and shorts are “designed to keep Guardians physically ready to protect U.S. and allied interests in space” and “developed to withstand the most grueling physical regimes,” said Second Lt. Mahala Norris. in the video, adding that she’s helping to check out the clothes.

Norris – who became the first Air Force Department runner to win a national championship title since 1964 when she won the NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase race in June – appeared in the Space announcement. Force for new PT gear.

In keeping with Space Force’s rule of six, it was only the sixth time Norris had competed in a steeplechase event when she won the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships – an event with 35 barriers and seven water points. She placed 13th in the steeplechase final at the US Olympic Trials.

“I won at the college level. Now is the time to win for the Space Force,” she said. “Train hard, keepers.”

The Hague said the service wants to finalize the uniform designs in the coming months, but it could be years before they are widely available to any tutor who wants them.

Last year, the Space Force announced it would adopt operational camouflage uniforms to match Air Force and Army dress. Service members had until April 1, 2021 to adopt the new look.

“Our uniforms are the first visual cue of our identity as a service,” Space Force Chief Master Sergeant Roger Towberman said in August 2020. “The adoption of OCP worn in the common environment reflects our role in the joint war effort, and we incorporated Space Force-specific colors and configuration to establish our own independent identity.

Space Force officials have yet to offer a preview of the service’s upcoming official uniforms.

Rachel Cohen joined Air Force Times as a senior reporter in March 2021. Her work has appeared in Air Force Magazine, Inside Defense, Inside Health Policy, The Frederick News-Post (Md.), The Washington Post, and others. .