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

Combat uniforms overviewEdit

Service dress uniforms overviewEdit

Current camouflage patternsEdit

List of current camouflage patterns and uniforms
Branch Camouflage pattern Image Notes In use since
United States Department of the Army Seal
Universal Camouflage Pattern, used for the Army Combat Uniform (ACU).

Units deployed in Afghanistan use MultiCam instead, known as OCP pattern.
ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern
Multicam pattern
On June 16, 2009, 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] As of 2010, US Army units deployed in Afghanistan are being issued uniforms with MultiCam pattern. 2005
USMC logo
Marine Corps
MARPAT pattern, used for the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform (MCCUU) in two variants, woodland and desert. MARPAT woodland pattern MARPAT desert pattern USMC MARPAT pattern was the first digitalized (pixelated) pattern in the US Military. 2002
Seal of the United States Department of the Navy (alternate)
Navy Working Uniform (NWU). Navy WCU Insignia There are three variants of the camouflage. Standard blue-grey for shipboard use, and then digital woodland and digital desert variants, previously known as AOR I and AOR II, similar to MARPAT and CADPAT. 2009
Seal of the United States Department of the Air Force
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.
ABU camouflage
Multicam pattern
Fielding of MultiCam began in September 2010. 2007