Uniforms of the United States Armed Forces
- Uniforms of the U.S. Army
- Uniforms of the U.S. Marine Corps
- Uniforms of the U.S. Navy
- Uniforms of the U.S. Air Force
- Uniforms of the U.S. Space Force
- Uniforms of the U.S. Coast Guard
Combat uniforms overview
Marine Corps – MCCUU
(woodland and desert variants)
Navy – NWU
Currently, two patterns are in use: AOR-1, which is primarily tan, and AOR-2 (shown above), which is primarily green.
Air Force – ABU
Coast Guard – ODU
Coast Guard members assigned to deployed or deployable units and those cross-assigned to Navy commands wear the NWU.
Service dress uniforms overview
Current camouflage patterns
|List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms|
|Branch||Camouflage pattern||Image||Notes||In use since|
|Operational Camouflage Pattern, used for the Army Combat Uniform (ACU)
||The Operational Camouflage Pattern was first issued to deployed soldiers in 2015. In October 2019 the U.S. Army fully switched to Operational Camouflage Pattern (which is very similar to MultiCam) as the main camouflage for its units.||OCP: 2015|
U.S. Marine Corps
|MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert.||The USMC's MARPAT pattern was the first digitalized (pixelated) pattern in the U.S. military, unveiled in mid-2001. It was first available in January 2002 and was mandatory by late 2004.||2002|
|Navy Working Uniform (NWU)||There are two variants of the camouflage. Type II desert variant authorized only for Naval Special Warfare units in desert environments; Type III woodland variant, initially authorized only for specific land based units but subsequently announced as the standard ashore working uniform for all navy sailors from October 2019 onward. Type II and III are similar in hue to MARPAT, with the former lacking the brown hues of MARPAT.||2009|
U.S. Air Force
|Digitalized tigerstripe, used for the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU).
Air Force ground-based units, security units, and special operations units, that are deployed in Afghanistan, use MultiCam instead, known as OCP pattern.
|Fielding of MultiCam began in September 2010.
On 14 May 2018, The U.S. Air Force announced that all airmen will transition from the Airman Battle Uniform to the OCP Uniform. All airmen have been permitted to wear the OCP Uniform since 1 October 2018, and the wear out date for the ABU is 1 April 2021.
|U.S. Space Force||Operational Camouflage Pattern, used for the OCP uniform (OCP)
||OCP uniform used navy blue thread for rank and tapes.||2019 |
- I. Spiewak & Sons, manufacturers of apparel for U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force during World War I, World War II, and Korean War
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- United States Marine Corps. "U.S. Marines Combat Utility Uniforms 2003" (PDF). United States Department of the Navy. United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
The woodland pattern combat utility uniform was first made available to selected commands on 17 January 2002.
- "New uniform debuts today". Around the Fleet. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. January 17, 2002. Archived from the original on September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
- Cox, Matthew (14 May 2018). "Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform". AF.mil. Archived from the original on 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.