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Press Release 06-14
January 14, 2014

Sailors To Receive New Flame Resistant Variant Coverall

By U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. – Sailors aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) will be the first to be issued the new Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coverall Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

After reviewing the findings of the Organizational Clothing Working Group in August 2013, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) announced the decision to issue all shipboard Sailors flame resistant coveralls as a safety precaution.

The FRV coverall combines the existing blue utility coverall design with the flame-resistant fabric of the repair locker coverall.

Media wishing to cover the initial distribution of FRV coveralls aboard USS Bataan at Naval Station Norfolk should contact USFF Public Affairs at (757) 836-4430 no later than 4 p.m. on Jan. 14. USS Bataan leadership and Sailors will be available for interviews.