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    Marine Uniforms Will Hit Shelves Again After Nearly 2-Year Shortage, Corps Says

    Marine Uniforms Will Hit Shelves Again After Nearly 2-Year Shortage, Corps Says

    After pandemic-related supply issues contributed to cammie shortages in the Marine Corps, the service says that the dark green uniforms are getting back on shelves.

    The Marine Corps said it initially started noticing shortages in 2022 of the combat utility uniforms that left exchange stocks empty and Marines having to improvise, including issuing recruits fewer pairs of the Marine pattern, or MARPAT, woodland-camouflage sets.

    Leadership in the Corps also gave commanders at the battalion level authorization to let troops wear desert pattern uniforms or flame-resistant sets, also known as FROGs, amid the shortage, a necessary departure from the Corps' typical uniformity standards. Until the shortage is expected to fully end this summer, that authorization stands, according to officials.

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    “Currently, recruits are back to a full basis of issue, and the exchanges have adequate stocks of MARPATs on the [Marine Corps Exchange] shelf,” Maj. John Parry, a spokesperson for Marine Corps Installations Command, told Military.com on Thursday. “All directives pertaining to mitigating the shortfall remain in place until rescinded.”

    The service is prioritizing uniform stocking at recruit depots, officer candidate school and other exchanges, also known as the MCX in the Marine Corps. Marines can also place phone orders for uniforms from major Marine Corps bases,…

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