Air Force Speeds up Rollout of New Operational Camouflage Pattern Uniforms


Written by W. L. Gore & Associates

Source: Air Force Times

Last May, the Air Force announced its plans to adopt “the Army’s OCP as its official utility uniform.” The OCP, or Operational Camouflage Pattern, was chosen for its “improved fit and comfort,” and airmen were given the choice to start wearing it in October. The OCP was also made available for purchase at exchange stores on select bases that month, too.

This year, the service plans to speed up the rollout of OCPs across all areas.

More exchange stores will have the OCP available for purchase this April. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service also plans to make the uniform available for purchase online in October.

And beginning in April 2021, it will be mandatory for all airmen to transition from the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) to the OCP.

As for other uniform changes, the Air Force is also making plans to update the jacket for the dress blues uniform along with its physical training uniforms.

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