U.S. Navy explores how to get ‘forever chemicals’ out of sailor uniforms


The Navy is working to rid its outerwear of so-called “forever chemicals,” starting with a new shipboard jacket that hasn’t yet hit the fleet, budget documents reveal.

According to justification books accompanying the service’s fiscal 2025 budget request, the Navy has several initiatives cooking in its in-house laboratory that are focused on applying the latest scientific advancements to uniforms.

In all, the service wants $630,000 in the next fiscal year for initiatives improving clothing and shoe sizing, and for developing reusable menstrual products for sailors.

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