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AR 670-1: Chapter 20-28: Undergarments, Underwear, Bras

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a. Brassieres and underpants (female).

(1) Type. Brassieres and underpants are a one-time cash allowance purchase as part of the initial clothing bag allowance.

(2) Description. Brassieres and underpants may be of a commercial design, in white, black, or other neutral colors that are not readily apparent when worn under the uniform. The category of brassieres also includes sports bras.

(3) How worn. Females will wear brassieres and underpants with all uniforms.

b. Camisole (female).

(1) Type. The camisole is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The camisole is of a commercial design in white, black, or other neutral colors not readily apparent under the uniform.

(3) How worn.

(a) Females are authorized to wear the camisole with all uniforms. The camisole is not a substitute for the tan undershirt when the tan undershirt is normally part of the uniform (such as the ACU, flight uniform, cold-weather uniform, and so forth).

(b) The camisole is not a substitute for brassieres. Females will ensure that uniforms fit properly when wearing the camisole.

c. Drawers (male).

(1) Type. Drawers are clothing bag issue items.

(2) Description. The drawers are brown, in brief length.

(3) How worn. Males will wear drawers with all uniforms. Either the brief or boxer style drawers are authorized for wear. Males also may wear commercially purchased brief or boxer versions of drawers, in white, brown, or other neutral colors.

d. Slips (female).

(1) Type. Slips are a one-time cash allowance purchase as part of the initial clothing bag allowance.

(2) Description. Slips will be of a commercial design, in white, black, or other neutral colors not readily apparent under the uniform.

(3) How worn. Females will wear slips with the service, dress, and mess skirts, and with the hospital duty and food service dresses.

e. Undershirt, sand or tan 499 (male and female).

(1) Type. The undershirt is a clothing bag issue item.

(2) Description. The material is cotton knitted cloth or 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester, with quarterlength sleeves and a crew neck, or is of a similar commercial design.

(3) How worn. All personnel will wear the undershirt with all utility uniforms, except for hospital duty and food service uniforms.

(4) Foliage green undershirt alternative. Is a standard 100 percent cotton green undershirt and is authorized for wear by those Soldiers in jobs that have an associated flame risk or hazard. Those Soldiers authorized wear are outlined in CTA 50–900, table 4. The foliage green undershirt is required to support those individuals in armor and aviation fields that cannot wear the tan moisture-wicking t-shirt, to include fuel handlers and others who handle hazardous materials.

f. Undershirt, white, crew neck (male).

(1) Type. The crew neck undershirt is a clothing bag issue item for males.

(2) Description. The white undershirt is of a commercial design, short-sleeved, in a crew neck style.

(3) How worn.

(a) Males may wear the white crew neck undershirt with the service, dress, mess, hospital duty, and food service uniforms.

(b) Personnel are not authorized to wear the white undershirt with the ACU, flight uniforms, CVC uniforms, or other utility or field uniforms that require wearing the sand or tan 499 undershirt.

g. Undershirt, white, V-neck (male and female).

(1) Type. The V-neck undershirt is an optional purchase item for all Soldiers.

(2) Description. The white V-neck undershirt is of a commercial design, short-sleeved, in a V-neck style.

(3) How worn.

(a) Soldiers may wear the V-neck undershirt with the service, dress, mess, hospital duty, and food service uniforms.

Females may not substitute the V-neck undershirt for brassieres, and they must ensure that uniforms fit properly when wearing the V-neck undershirt.

(b) Personnel are not authorized to wear the white V-neck undershirt with the ACU, flight uniforms, CVC uniforms, or other utility or field uniforms that require wearing the sand or tan 499 undershirt.