Friday, March 25, 2011

The Army Combat Uniform


The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) consists of a jacket and trousers in the universal camouflage pattern (UCP). The ACU is normally worn with a black beret or a patrol cap in UCP, a moisture-wicking T-shirt, and Army combat boots (temperate or hot weather).

The ACU is the culmination of many months of research and development by Soldiers for Soldiers. The ACU enhances Soldier performance by providing a functional, ergonomic uniform that can be tailored based on the mission. The ACU, including component materials, is manufactured in the United States using the same industrial base that produced the Battle Dress Uniform. This ensures the highest quality control and supports the American workforce. The ACU is worn with ancillary items, including hook-backed embroidered U.S. Army tapes, name tapes, and rank and shoulder sleeve insignia. The ACU is machine washable and contains a wrinkle-free treatment, decreasing out-of-pocket expense to Soldiers for expensive cleaning and starching.




32 comments:

Banacek said...

I remember the introduction of the black beret and the Rangers being pissed.

Running LuLu said...

I did not know all that! Thanks!

Niko said...

Nice information!
I was thinking about joining the army , now I learned more.

Rob said...

The best part about them is they are surprisingly comfortable.

Pseudonachrichten said...

looks comfortable not like the german :D

Devon Davidson said...

It's ridiculous how much work goes into designing these things.

Crazyy guyyy said...

And thats why they're the best army :P

eXo said...

Thanks for info!

Jok3r said...

Nice info ;)

Samuel said...

lovely beret he has on the top of his head.

Photo Blog said...

wow didnt know that the outfit was that planed :P cool thanks for sharing!

Mu said...

Damn. I didn't know so much thought went into the uniforms. Makes sense though, needs to be optimal anywhere.

Apes said...

that looks hot.... like warm and uncomfy! I stick with shorts and flip flops!!

consuela bananahammoc said...

Sexy uniform ;)
xx

Brut said...

Pretty boss uniform.

Xuian said...

i saw a statistic somewhere showing deaths of american soldiers with each time of uniform since the american revolution that was pretty interesting. especially when you consider how much better weapons have gotten, as well. deaths have gone down almost exponentially with each new uniform type. they must know what they are doing )

Jay.CA said...

wow, didn't know that that camo style was universal. :)

Jay.CA said...

didn't know that the camo style was universal.:D

Videogame Guru said...

I never knew there was so much thought put into uniforms. Very interesting.

CandleintheDark said...

interesting information! I didn't know that

Toto said...

interesting! thanks!

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JuX said...

good info. I am in another country but like US military stuff that i have seen in movies and what not. Although not 100% accurate, I am sure they are a good insight into the military.

Araita said...

It looks a bit different than the spanish one, the jacket is like a bit more loose...

mac-and-me said...

interesting

Pappa Püllï said...

That guy seems legit =)

YellowNiceTechno said...

So badass!

Kontingency said...

never knew there was so much involved to the uniform. thanks for the info

Electric Addict said...

good info thanks

psyke said...

I've heard that your army has stopped using Velcro. Am I right?

TheHarvester said...

these look like a boss

schultzz said...

wear this and walk like a boss.
anyway these must be very well designed to hold all the things they must go trough.

Yummyloss said...

Wow... You've been more informative about regulation army uniforms then my cousin and uncle. Both having served. Thanks!

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