June 15, 2015

Army Issuing New Uniforms

The U.S. Army has confirmed that soldiers will be receiving new combat uniforms with “Operational Camouflage Pattern.”  The new pattern was part of a 2009 Congressional directive to have camouflage uniforms suitable for the Afghanistan.  Soldiers are expected to retire their current uniform and begin wearing the new patter by the summer of 2018.

The new uniform is largely the same as the current uniform, except for, among other things, the geometry and palette of the camouflage pattern.

The price of the new uniforms will be similar to the current uniforms.  Soldiers annually receive between $439 and $468 to buy the new uniforms, which they must purchase within the next three years. 
Current Uniform                                                          New Uniform
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