The Marines will soon have new uniforms that will better shield them from fire.
The Corps will be fitted with the new flame-resistant uniforms next year, according to the Marine Corps Times.
Officials learned that during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that the Marines’ current uniforms aren’t durable enough to withstand being under fire.
Officials told the Marine Corps Times that the new uniforms will be slightly thicker than the current garb.
The Corps is purchasing 70,000 of them, which will be available in July 2017.