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Marines Will Begin Testing New PT Uniforms this Summer

The Marine Corps has awarded contracts to four companies to produce prototypes of new physical training uniforms that will be tested by a mix of personnel starting in July.

About 500 Marines will test and evaluate the newly designed physical training uniform, service officials announced on Tuesday. The olive-colored shorts and T-shirts will be made from breathable materials and will feature black mesh side panels and reflective Marine Corps logos.

The new PT uniform is modern and will give Marines better form, fit and function, Lt. Col. Andrew Konicki, Marine Corps Systems Command’s program manager for Infantry Combat Equipment, said in a statement.

These are the first updates to Marine physical training uniforms in nearly a decade. Military.com first reported on the new designs in January.