Thursday, June 2, 2011

Camouflage uniforms in Afghanistan: Gov't saves money by using standard pattern | Army Times

Aircrew uniforms to match others in Afghanistan - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times:
"Army aircrews headed to Afghanistan will look like their ground-pounding brethren, as all Air Warrior equipment will now be fielded in the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern, or OCP (aka Multicam pattern).

The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, out of Fort Campbell, Ky., was the first to be outfitted with OCP gear earlier this year. The Army has given the green light to ensure each of the 3,000 aircrew members who deploy annually will have the same gear. The switch will come at no additional cost to the Army, officials said."

The OCP issue will include:

• A Primary Survival Gear Carrier with pockets for each aircrew member and one per CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk for door gunners;
• A soft body armor cover to replace the current Universal Camouflage, or UC, cover for each aircrew member and one per CH-47 and UH-60 for door gunners;
Aircrew survival egress knife sheath to replace the current UC sheath for each aircrew member and one per CH-47 and UH-60 for door gunners;
• Short tether for crew chief and medic to replace the UC tether;
• Two additional M4 ammunition pockets for OH-58 Kiowa and AH-64 Apache pilots;
• Portable helicopter oxygen delivery system pouches, as required;
• Encrypted aircraft wireless intercom system pouch, as required.

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