Sweating in Style

The Air Force’s new improved physical training uniform will go on sale starting in July at select military clothing sales store, officials in the Air Force Uniform Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, announced Wednesday. The IPTU consists of a running jacket, pants, trunks, and a T-shirt. It is an optional uniform and the initial supply is expected to be limited. The trunks and running suit will be available this month. The T-shirt release date is still to be determined. “Much time and effort from a lot of folks has gone into the research, development, and testing of the IPTU,” said Capt. Nick Ferry, an IPTU program manager. Improvements include the elimination of the much-derided in-motion “swish” noise, better reflectivity, lighter weight, and state-of-the-art moisture wicking. “The end result is a greatly improved uniform,” said Ferry. (Wright-Patterson report by Brad Jessmer)