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Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ssfeldjager, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. ssfeldjager

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    http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/02/20/34738-soldiers-to-get-new-cammo-pattern-for-wear-in-afghanistan/
    Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan
    Feb 20, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 19, 2010) -- Starting this summer, Soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan will wear an Army Combat Uniform with the "MultiCam" pattern instead of the standard-issue universal camouflage pattern.

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh made that announcement Feb. 19, after the service conducted a rigorous four-month evaluation of various uniform patterns to determine what could best protect Soldiers in Afghanistan.

    The new uniforms are of the same material and cut that Soldiers are already wearing in the Army Combat Uniform or ACU. It is the camouflage printed on the fabric that will be different. The change allows commanders in Afghanistan to have more options in deciding how best to equip their Soldiers.

    "As a material provider, I want to be responsive to the Soldiers I support," said Col. William E. Cole, project manager for Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment. "I want to give commanders options, I want to be responsive to Soldiers. That is what we were trying to do -- we're working to give (them) more options."

    The uniforms bearing the new pattern, like the latest ACUs, will be fireproof.

    The decision to use the MultiCam pattern came after the Army evaluated its effectiveness at providing camouflage protection in Iraq. That was done, in part, by consulting with nearly 750 Soldiers who had deployed to Afghanistan. Those Soldiers participated in a "photo simulation" study administered by the Army.

    Additionally, feedback from Soldiers who have already worn the uniform in Afghanistan was used to make the final decision. About 2,000 Soldiers were involved in tests to see how effective patterns such as MultiCam and UCP-Delta were at providing concealment in the varying terrain of Afghanistan.
     
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    JesseCuster Army Dude Millennium Member

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    Good, because the current ACU is worthless for concealment purposes. It glows in the friggin' dark.
     
  7. juggy4711

    juggy4711 Nimrod Son

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    I'm not advocating going back to red coats or anything, and I love it when the good guys get new EQ to whip the bad guys, but how often are our soldiers in combat situations where camo really helps? Or at least helps enough that what they currently have isn't good enough?
     
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    THANK GOD! I hate wearing the ACU. I've said for years that multicam is better. We (the army) should have went to that years ago. Now only if they would give us aviators back our flightsuits. The two piece ACU flight suit is garbage.

    Those guys in Iraq need the multicam also.
     
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    We've got bigger issues in Afghanistan than the friggin camo.
     
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    JesseCuster Army Dude Millennium Member

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    That'd be nice, joshs74nova. Here we are in the desert where everything is tan, and what colour do we wear? Green. Yay logic.
     
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    I don't know if they'll get that, but I heard today, 0bama is changing the name of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn.
     
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    Glad marines got two options...
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    JesseCuster Army Dude Millennium Member

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    Well THAT'S interesting.

    Wonder what that means.....
     
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    I heard the same thing.

    I know New Dawn is the name of some occult/spiritualism/conspiracy sort of magazine, but I'll tell myself that's not where the President of the United States of America, supposedly the most powerful man in the free world, came up with the idea for his new name. :supergrin:
     
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    I figure I'm sitting at home typing on the internet... if they want to wear pink uniforms, then we should do what we can to get them. From the folks in this thread, folks who've wore them seem to approve...

    IGF
     
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    They're good uniforms.

    My brothers wearing them right now in Iraq.
     
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    Lots of SOF guys have been wearing multicam for a couple of years now. I'm guessing that's where they drew most of their feedback.
     
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    Reminds me quite a bit of the German "Flecktarn" cammo pattern.
     
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    As per above post.....
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