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Each branch of the United States armed forces has its own Uniform regulations.

Combat uniforms overview

Current camouflage patterns

List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms
Branch Camouflage pattern Image Notes In use since
United States Department of the Army Seal.svg
Universal Camouflage Pattern, used for the Army Combat Uniform (ACU). ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern.jpg On June 16, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the Army to buy new, different uniforms for the War in Afghanistan, with camouflage pattern that would better suit the Afghan environment. [1] 173rd Airborne Brigade was already authorized to use uniforms with MultiCam pattern for their next tour to Afghanistan. 2005
USMC logo.svg
Marine Corps
MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert. MARPAT woodland pattern.jpg MARPAT desert pattern.jpg USMC MARPAT pattern was the first digitalized (pixelated) pattern in the US Military. 2002
Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Navy WCU Insignia.jpg 2009
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
Air Force
Digitalized tigerstripe, used for the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU). ABU camouflage.jpg 2007
Common uniform for the SOCOM is still in development
The uniform will be in the variants, desert AOR1, similar to desert MARPAT pattern, and woodland AOR2, similar to digitalized Multicam and woodland MARPAT pattern. (Note: the pattern may change as it is still in development) Until this uniform, all Special Operation Forces will keep using their branch uniforms. However, it has been reported that many of these units use MultiCam instead. in development




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