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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is in short supply of the most common sizes of the Navy Blue Jumper or “crackerjack,” the Navy announced this week.

The old manufacturer of the uniforms “decided to get out of the Navy uniform business, and start-up delays kept the new contractor from meeting our needs,” Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich, Commander of Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps said in a news release.

Additional contracts have been awarded to augment the current manufacturer’s production and to fulfill future needs, Heinrich said.

Back-ordered sizes have been made a top priority with the manufacturers, the release said.

There is also a shortage in some sizes of the white jumper, but since it’s a summer uniform, they will be ready in time for the seasonal uniform change, the release said.

Sailors can place back-orders online at the Navy Exchange.

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