Troops head out with new uniforms

The Army is getting a new look — called MultiCam. More than 3,500 soldiers from Fort Knox, Kentucky, are heading to Afghanistan in new combat uniforms that sport improved camouflage. Army officials say Multicam has seven different shades that blend with all sorts of surrounding environments. The Multicam combat duds are also made from flame-resistant fabric.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.