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  • When can I get my OCPs?

    The official wear date for the operational camouflage pattern uniform is Oct. 1. Some Airmen preparing to deploy, or who have deployed previously and those who have been assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command or Air Force Global Strike Command may already have these uniforms. Others have already purchased OCPs to make sure they are ready come the first week of October. However, there is a caveat attached to the wear date.
  • History office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    As the Air Force begins transitioning from the current Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, there is a renewed focus on emblems and patches across Air Force units as Airmen will once again be able to wear unit patches on their sleeves. Patch wear was phased out when the ABU was deployed in 2007. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches said AFMC historian during an in-depth look at the relevance and importance of heraldic symbols to airpower today. A key point that units need to understand is that just because a unit has an emblem it does not automatically mean that they are authorized a patch to wear.
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.
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