Fort Hood soldiers beat the heat with temporary uniform change

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 19:33:48-04

Soldiers at Fort Hood are getting some much needed relief from the Texas heat, thanks to a temporary uniform change.

They've been allowed to roll up their sleeves for ten days, but that change could become permanent.

This all started during last week's heat wave, after two Army officials who were attending a re-enlistment event on post and gave everyone permission to beat the heat by adjusting their uniforms.

But, the trial period comes with certain rules.

Soldier's must rolls their sleeves up inside-out, like the way the Marine Corps rolls their sleeves. Also, they can only make the adjustments to certain uniforms with the permission of their commander.

At the end of the trial period, officials may implement some permanent changes to the Army's uniform policy based on feedback from Fort Hood.
Those changes could later affect the rest of the Army, allowing soldiers everywhere to roll up their sleeves when in certain weather conditions.
A spokesman for the Army, says they will review feedback from Fort Hood’s trial period to determine the practicality of changing the rules.

The Army officials who commissioned this uniform adjustment, say they will have more information on any potential changes, when the trial ends later this week.

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