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Navy replacing iconic peacoat more than end of tradition; it could also mean an end to some local jobs

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Peacoat is being replaced by a black, synthetic cold weather parka by October 2020, a move the Navy says will eventually save money

By Allison FarrellySpecial to The Journal
WOONSOCKET — An upcoming change in the iconic Navy uniform has local manufacturers reeling as they anticipate decreased production of a garment they have collaborated to make for more than 40 years. http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20170319/navy-replacing-iconic-peacoat-more-than-end-of-tradition-it-could-also-mean-end-to-some-local-jobs

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