14 May '18, 3pm

BREAKING NEWS FOR AIRMEN > It's Official: The @usairforce Is Switching to the Army's OCP Uniform

The U.S. Air Force is adopting the Army 's Operational Camouflage Pattern as its new combat uniform and will begin incrementally phasing it in beginning Oct. 1. The service will ditch the Airman Battle Uniform, known as the ABU , for the OCP over the next three years, with the expectation that all airmen will be wearing the OCP by April 2021, said Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, Air Force director of military force management policy, and deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services. "Enhancing our readiness, the OCP is a uniform for form, fit and function," LaBrutta told reporters May 9. "It is the best-of-breed of utility uniform that we believe is in the inventory." Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein agreed. “The uniform works in all climates -- from Minot to Manbij -- and across the spectrum of missions we perform,” he said in a service release. “It’s...

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