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.
Posted by PvtCarlin at 06:29