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The Space Force Has Released Its PT And Duty Uniforms And They’re Out Of This World

On September 20 and 21, 2021, Space Force released its new physical training and service dress uniforms, respectively. The announcements followed the release of the service’s new enlisted rank insignia.

Newly designed Space Force enlisted rank insignia (US Space Force)

The PT uniform consists of a gray shirt and black shorts, both featuring the Space Force emblem. star trek-logo. The shorts appear to include built-in compression liners like the Army APFU, and the shirt reads “SPACE FORCE” on the back. In addition to the Delta symbol, the associated black PT jacket bears the “USSF” logo on the sleeves. Although no pants have yet been released, none have reflective waistbands.

Uniquely, the service dress uniform offers a unisex appearance. “[The uniform is] distinctive, modern, professional and comfortable to wear,” Space Force spokesperson Col. Catie Hague told the Air Force Times. “We designed the women’s uniform first, then we created the men’s version.” The Space Force is the first military service created since all military roles were opened to women.

Chief of Space Operations General John Raymond, center, demonstrates the new Space Force uniform prototypes at the Air Force Association’s 2021 Air, Space & Cyber ​​Conference (US Air Force)

Reflecting popular space-related culture, the dark blue Space Force service uniform features a wrap-around jacket secured with diagonal buttons down the right side. The dress shirt and ties feature a round neck design. Finally, white bands around the wrists and gray pants complete the uniform.

The Space Force Has Released Its PT And Duty Uniforms And They're Out Of This World
The official image of the service uniform (US Space Force)

To represent the creation of the Space Force as the sixth military branch, the number six is ​​featured prominently in the uniform. The jacket has six buttons, the name tag is hexagonal, as is the enlisted rank insignia.

Uniform designs are preliminary and will continue to be tested and developed before being finalized. Although the finalization could take place in the next few months, Hague warned that it could be years before they are widely available for any tutor who wants them.