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Description and Wear of Uniform Components
Shirt, (NWU)
Article 3603.4





The NWU shirt has two outside patch pockets with top entry flaps.  The left pocket of the blouse has a concealed pencil pocket. The collar is a lay down style with rounded collar points. The blouse also contains five front concealed buttons covered by a fly opening. The elbows have reinforcement patched elbow pads. Each sleeve has an angled shoulder pocket with flaps.


Correct Wear

Normal wear of the NWU shirt is outside the waistband of the NWU trousers.  When directed by appropriate authority, the shirt will be worn inside the trouser waistband (tucked in).  Sleeves may be worn rolled up as directed by appropriate authority.  When authorized, NWU sleeves will be rolled (cuff right-side out) forming a 3 inch wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (the outside digital camouflage pattern of the NWU will show).  The termination point of the roll is approximately 2 inches above the elbow.  This manner of sleeve roll presents a short sleeve appearance and facilitates expeditious unrolling and fastening during emergent situations.  All closures shall be secured with sewn buttons/holes. 



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