A Navy uniform consists of several different parts, but the main three parts of the uniform are the shirt, pants and neckerchief. Folding these uniform pieces correctly is important during basic training and when inspections are due. There is a precise way to fold each piece of the Navy uniform. Follow the instructions to keep your uniform impeccable.
Turn the pants inside out. Lay them flat on a table or the floor. Make sure the pants lay face up with the waistband facing you.
Fold the pants in half vertically, laying one trouser leg over the other. Tuck the crotch of the pants inside the fold.
Fold the pants into thirds horizontally, bringing the waistband and the legs into the center of the pants. Fold the pants in half, hiding the seam inside the fold.
Lay the shirt out flat on a table or the floor. Keep the shirt right side out and face the hem of the shirt toward you. Button the shirt. Smooth out all wrinkles.
Fold the sleeves in toward the body of the shirt. Make diagonal folds to keep the sleeves in line with the body of the shirt. Make sure there are no wrinkles or creases.
Fold the outside edges of the shirt in toward the neck of the shirt. You want the width of the shirt to equal the width of the folded pants.
Fold the neck of the shirt down toward the center of the shirt about two inches. Keep the shirt in a basic square shape at all times. Fold up the bottom edge of the shirt four inches.
Fold the shirt in half, folding the bottom up toward the top. Make sure the folded shape is the exact size as the folded pants.
Lay the neckerchief flat on a table or other smooth surface. Smooth out all wrinkles.
Fold the right edge over to the left edge. Make sure all seams line up perfectly. Smooth out wrinkles.
Fold the left side over to the right side edge. Make sure there are no wrinkles and all edges line up perfectly.
Start at the bottom left edge and fold the corner up to make a small triangle. Continue to make the triangle shape just as if you were folding an American flag. Tuck any remaining fabric into the last fold when you reach the end of the fabric.
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