Navy Working Uniform

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Today we are looking at (the basics of) NWUs for E-6 and below!


NWU stands for Navy Working Uniform which are more commonly known as "Digies" and they look like this:





















Now, while the above picture is the most common NWU, there are 2 other varieties. The blue version (above) is type I. The other versions include: type II(desert tan pattern) and type III (woodland green pattern). These are typically worn by units that are deployed to inland environments.


These are the items that apply to type I. 

Standard Uniform Items (Male):
  • Blouse (Over Shirt)
  • Pants
  • Black Leather Boot(some commands also allow the rough out variety) 
  • Black Boot Socks
  • Underpants
  • Navy Blue Crewneck Undershirt
  • Black Belt with Silver Belt Clip
  • Name Tapes
  • Navy Service Tape
  • Warfare tapes
  • Rank patches
  • Boot Straps
  • 8 Point Cover (Hat)
Optional/Seasonal Items (as per command instructions):
  • Coat/Parka with name tape and rank patch
  • Black Leather Gloves
  • Earmuffs
  • Command ball cap when authorized

Standard Uniform Items (Female):
  • Blouse
  • Pants
  • Black Leather Boot
  • Black Boot Socks
  • Underwear
  • Navy Blue Crewneck Undershirt
  • Black Belt with Silver Belt Clip
  • Name Tape
  • Navy Service Tape
  • Warfare tapes
  • Rank patches
  • Boot Straps
  • 8 Point Cover (Hat)
Optional/Seasonal Items (as per command instructions):
  • Coat/Parka with name tape and rank patch
  • Black Leather Gloves
  • Earmuffs
  • 6mm Silver Ball Earrings
  • Command ball cap when authorized



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**Remember, these posts are just for us non-military family member's reference.  Your service member learned all of this and then some as part of boot camp but I've always found that it is helpful if I at least have a clue about what he is talking about.  We've also had many occasions where I've had to run uniform parts and pieces to him at work and it saves a lot of time (and headache on both sides) if he doesn't have to spend 10 minutes trying to explain what he needs.**

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