The United States is removing a major military fatigue label from military gear after a series of accidents involving fatigues and other gear, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Military fatigue is a term used to describe wear and tear in a military uniform that occurs during deployments and combat.
The term comes from the military’s term for wear and strain.
The US Army has not publicly disclosed the cause of the accidents, but a Defense Health Agency official told Reuters news agency that fatigue wear and damage was the main cause.
The official did not provide details on the accidents or the severity of injuries.
The official said the Department of Defense is working to identify the cause and develop new ways to protect its soldiers.