August 28, 2012

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Army photograph Megan Locke Simpson

Nineteen female soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are fielding prototypes for a more female-friendly Improved Outer Tactical Vest. Pictured here is the more form-fitting vest, which is meant to eliminate issues involving gaps near the underarms, along with other problems female soldiers face with previous models of the vest. Officials hope to start mass production of the new vest by next summer.




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