branch of the U.S. Armed forces uses its own particular military
uniforms and standard regulations for uniform wear. The design and use
of each U.S. Military uniform has been evolved over years of
experimentation, trail and error, and technology.
Some of the main types of U.S. Military uniforms used
today include: Army Combat Uniforms (ACUs), Airman Battle Uniforms
(ABUs), MultiCam Uniforms, Desert Combat Uniforms, and few other more
specialized types of military uniforms.
Below we go into detail about the three of the most popular uniforms of the U.S. Military and why they're so fit for modern day combat.
Army Combat Uniform (ACU)
The ACU is referred to as the Universal Camouflage Pattern
or "UCP" and has been in use since 2005. It earned the UCP label
because the digital camouflage pattern of the ACU has been integrated in
many different types of uniform, such as the desert digital ACU (which
is common in the U.S. Marines) as well as the Woodland digital uniform.
Army Combat Uniforms
are considered to be one of the common in the Armed Forces as they are
worn by many different units of the U.S. Army. The color coordination of
the ACU is composed of foliage green blended with various shades of
gray and a touch of tan. These U.S. Military uniforms can be obtained by
buying components seperately, such as the jacket, pants, and patrol
cap, as a complete ACU package. Additionally, the ACU can be found using
materials that are flame resistant.
Airman Battle Uniform (ABU)
In the U.S. Military, ABUs have have been in effect since 2007 and they
are used by members of the U.S. Air Force. These unique military uniforms
are composed of a digitalized tiger stripe camouflage pattern, which
give an appearance of a pixilated design that's blended with more
prounced stripes like that of the old tiger stripe uniforms worn in
Vietnam. They are mainly comprised of tones of gray and slate blue
The Airman Battle Uniform
is common in various Air Force units, including grounds units, special
operations units and security units. They are also seen in special units
deployed in Afghanistan. As one of the most valued uniforms of the U.S.
Military, the ABU is currently being produced in large
quantities in the effort to replace the BDU or Battle Dress Uniform
that was a common yet not as effective option for certain branches of
the U.S. Military. Airman Battle Uniforms can be tailored to offer an
abundance of special features, such as near infrared (NIR), reinforced
elbows, four pockets on the jacket exterior, and flame resistant
which is mainly applied to the U.S. Army forces, has become one of the
most widely recognized military unforms. The primary application of MultiCam uniforms
are for specific units and personnel that are deployed to Afghanistan
and on other special operations forces in the Middle East. Because the
unique camouflage pattern of MultiCam offered an incredible level of
concealment in these dry arid conditions (compared to other U.S.
Military uniforms,) they were recommended by U.S. Armed Forces officials
to be used for all U.S. Amry units deployed in Afghanistan.
The MultiCam camouflage pattern is highly advanced in that it is said
to trick the eye's preception of color and surround environment. It
comes in a variety of colors that include tan, brown, shades of green,
pink and yellow. MultiCam
is indeed so effective at providing concealment for U.S. Army troops
that it may be adopted in various other branches and units of the U.S.
Several things have changed in many aspects of military, and standard
issue uniforms are under constant testing and development. It will be
interesting to see what new advancements come about in the following
years as the environmental conditions change for today's Armed Forces,
and thus the combat uniforms that are worn.