Female body armor secures Hanscom AFB defenders

The recently-developed armor is a lighter weight than previous editions and features a curved chest plate and shorter torso size. An adjustable corset tightens to fit the wearer, distinguishing it from a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment.
Airman Madalyn Duke, 66th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, wears the new female-specific body armor during a shoot, communicate, and move training at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., June 29. The newest development in Air Force body armor is designed to better protect female Airmen during combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)

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