The Air Force announced Aug. 11, 2009, that it is poised to begin a 45-day wear test of four new airman battle uniform boot prototypes with 200 airmen at Luke AFB, Ariz. Service officials seek a new boot that is low-maintenance and resistant to staining from harsh chemicals, oils, and fuels. Here, one of the ABU boot prototype sits on display while airmen in the test group are fitted with the boots at Luke, June 10, 2009.
Air Force photo by SrA. Tracie Forte
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