Maintaining a well-tailored uniform not only means you are the image of our United States Military, but also, the fitting and comfort along with respect that the public sees our service members in public. Known more as a soldierly appearance. Every unit and the Army over all has formal regulations for ensuring that your Army Combat Uniforms and Battle Dress Uniforms do not go too extreme with form fitting to your body. We will do our best to keep this updated during the writing of this blog post.
At Cheung’s Tailor Alterations we follow strict Army Regulations 670-1 on the wear and appearance of your Army Uniforms and Insignias. Since it is also changing so quickly, we ask that if there are specific requests that we are informed during your fitting. The latest revisions to the 670-1 was dated on March 31st, 2014.
Since then, the Army Uniforms have sanded the overall camouflage patters known as the Universal Camouflage Pattern (OCP) this change was effective as of June 30, 2015. During the transition period through September 30, 2019 the “uniform transition period soldiers are to wears a combination of the sand/ tan 499 or coyote brown shirts, headgear, books and OCIE camouflage patterns. Then no later than (NLT) October 1st, 2019 will all wear the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Patter (OEF-CP) Flame Resistant Army Combat Uniforms.
The Army is a profession. Proper wearing of your uniform is the pride of all soldiers. Here are the following main changes to the OCP –ACU designs.
Upper sleeve Army Combat Uniform Collar: Removal of the hook and loop closure, addition of a zipper closure and lastly the change of friend or foe cover.
Army Combat Uniform Cargo Pockets: The removal of the cord and barrel lock
Army Combat Uniform Lower Leg Pocket Flap: Removal of the hook and loop closure as well, with an added button closure.
Army Combat Uniform Mandarin Collar: The collar has the removed hook and loop closures. Now replaced with a fold down collar design.
Army Combat Uniform Upper sleeve Pocket: Increased pocket length by an inch.
Army Combat Uniform Elbow Patch: The removed internal elbow pads. Removed the hook and loop from elbow patches, but also retained the double fabric reinforcement at elbow.
Army Combat Uniform Sleeve Pen Pocket: Reduction of the pen pockets from three to two.
Army Combat Uniform Trouser Waistband: Removal of the drawstrings
Army Combat Uniform Knee Patch: Removals of the internal knee pads, the hook and loops from the knee patches also retaining the double fabric enforcement.
With over a quarter of the United State Military invested in the Army, it is indicative of the unit members to ensure that their appearance reflects the highest level of professionalism. From service ranks, insignias to alterations contact Cheung’s Tailor Alterations today.
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