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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3603.10
Parka, NWU Type III

a.  Description
The NWU Type III parka (see Figure 3603.10-1) is made of laminate material and has raglan style barrel sleeves with waterproof underarm ventilating pit zippers. It has a waterproof one-way front zipper concealed by a welt, a permanently attached roll up style hood design (stowed in the collar).  The parka also contains two upper chest pockets with concealed water resistant slide fastener openings, two lower pockets with flaps, concealed hand warmer pockets, adjustable wrist tabs, and a rank/rate insignia tab on the outside.  Concealed inside the two lower pockets are adjustable waist draw cord closures with barrel locks and an inside hanger loop. 
b.  Correct Wear
Close zipper at least 3/4 of the way.  The parka is authorized outer wear worn with the matching pattern NWU.  It is designed to be worn with or without the detachable black fleece liner (article 3603.11).  Puncturing, pinning, or sewing items to the parka’s shell is not authorized, as this will degrade the parka’s waterproof characteristics.  Parka hood will be stowed unless being donned.  During the winter or inclement weather periods, the parka hood is authorized for wear in addition to the head gear.
c.  Ownership Markings
Last name, first initial and middle initial (if applicable), on label provided inside the parka.  A nametape will be worn on the right shoulder pocket flap of the NWU Type III Parka.  The wearer's surname will be embroidered in approximately three fourths of an inch block letters (ALL) on a NWU Type III matching pattern fabric strip approximately one and one fourth inch wide.  The use of name accents is authorized.  The nametape will be sewn centered and flush on the sleeve pocket flap, one fourth of an inch above the bottom of the flap.

Figure 3603.10-1
Parka, NWU Type III
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