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Description and Wear of Uniform Components

Article 3603.16
Gore-Tex Trousers (NWU Type III)

a.  Description
The Gore-Tex trousers are made of laminate material and incorporates lower leg side zippers to facilitate easy donning and duffing, an elasticized waist to provide for multiple size waist and belt loops for standard Navy belts or Riggers belt.  It has a waterproof one-way front zipper concealed by a welt with an adjustable waist draw cord closures with barrel locks.  The trousers also contain two angled front hip openings to access NWU trousers pockets with concealed water resistant snap fastener opening and two bellowed thigh cargo pockets with flaps and adjustable leg tabs (see Figure 3603.16-1). 
b.  Correct Wear
Worn when transiting to and from home and work during inclement weather conditions.  Individually purchased Gore-Tex trousers will not be worn to perform Official or assigned duties.  The NWU foul weather trousers will be worn over NWU Type III trousers and with NWU Type III Parka only.  When worn, belts will be properly fastened, zippers will be extended closed, Velcro straps fastened and pockets snapped shut. 
c.  Ownership Markings
Nametape will reflect the wearer's last name and sewn centered one fourth of an inch above the bottom of the flap.  A nametape matching NWU pattern and fabric (cloth or Gore-Tex) will be sewn on the right leg cargo pocket flap to indicate ownership.  Per Article 3101.5 and 3101.6, nametape lettering will be bold and three fourths of an inch in height, and black for E1-O10.  The use of name accents is authorized.


Figure 3603.16-1
Gore-Tex Trousers
(NWU Type III)
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