National Affairs: Knees to the Breeze

The style-conscious Air Force, which has introduced to U.S. military, fashions such items as lapels on the blouse (replacing World War I's choker collar), slacks (replacing boots, spurs and breeches) and the "50-mission" cap, last week moved on once more.

Air Force Chief of Staff Nathan Farragut Twining officially approved a summer and tropical uniform: "silver-tan" cotton twill Bermuda-length shorts, long socks, short-sleeved shirts, belted bush jackets and pith helmets. The new uniform will not be available in a post exchange until this fall, will not be issued to recruits until next July,...

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