FORT KNOX, Ky. (Army News Service, Oct. 24, 2011) -- The Army Liaison Team at the Dover Port Mortuary will begin using the new Army Service Uniform for deceased Soldiers effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Some survivors may have an expectation of viewing their loved one at the funeral in the traditional green service uniform. The Army is phasing out the green service uniform and continues the transition to the blue service uniform as the official Army Service Uniform, or ASU.

The Army began placing the new ASU items in the clothing bags for initial entry Soldiers in 4th quarter of fiscal year 2010, and the mandatory possession date for the new ASU items is 4th quarter, fiscal year 2014.

The Defense Logistics Agency uniform contract is expiring for the Army green service uniform which will make acquiring some sizes of Army green service uniform difficult.

If a family prefers their loved one to be dressed in the Army green service uniform instead of the ASU, the Army Liaison Team at Dover will attempt to fulfill their request based on available supplies.

HRC can be reached at 1-888-ARMYHRC (276-9472) or email