Bipartisan Measure Aims To Help Female Troops

Via The Washington Examiner:

Two bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate would improve the fit of body armor for female troops and require a report on injuries from poorly fitting armor.

The legislation is in response to reports that there is an increased need for personal protective equipment for women in the armed forces, according to Military.com.

A 2018 report from the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services found that the supply of “servicewomen continue to lack accessibility to this new equipment for both training and deployment.”

“Now that all military occupations have been opened to women, there is an increased need for female-appropriate personal protective equipment and combat gear,” the report continued.

 

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