Month: July 2017

06 Jul 2017

Congress Questions Navy’s Plan to Phase Out Iconic Peacoat

Sam LaGrone | USNI News

Congress is questioning the Navy’s decision to phase out the peacoat – its best-known piece of outerwear – as part of its 2018 budget deliberations. In August, the Navy said it would make the wool double-breasted coat optional in sailors’ seabags starting in 2018 and replace the maritime wardrobe staple with a synthetic black cold weather parka… Click here to read the full story.

Image: The statue “A Lone Sailor” by Stanley Bleifeld wearing the iconic US Navy peacoat.