The design of the Army's Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform has been finalized, and it's now being shipped to military clothing sales stores, officials told this week.

"The Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform gives warfighters an option in terms of having a uniform that is designed to allow soldiers to conduct their mission in an extremely hot or wet environment," said Col. Stephen Thomas, head of Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment.

Uniform officials have made final design adjustments on the original prototype based on soldier comments during testing last year.

"This is the final design," said Thomas, who was wearing the new uniform. "Based on the user evaluations, we did at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks in Hawaii last year, we got some tremendous feedback from soldiers that were participating." Read More