Maternity Uniforms for US Soldiers, Airmen Expected to Be Available Again Soon Amid Supply Woes

Army and Air Force maternity uniforms are expected to be back in stock at Exchange stores and online within about a month after demand that surpassed expectations left shelves empty for months.

Stores at installations have struggled to keep camouflage uniforms for expectant mothers available for the roughly 6,000 soldiers in the active-duty Army and its reserve components who are pregnant at any given time. Meanwhile, aftermarket companies selling virtually identical uniforms have more than doubled prices for items like the maternity coat and pants. “As supply chain challenges ease, the Defense Logistics Agency has resumed fulfilling orders,” a spokesperson for the Exchange said in a statement. “Maternity uniforms are expected to be in stock in the coming weeks.”