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Snaquebite
02-17-2010, 15:41
The owner of this website is a personal friend and gets info through his many contacts in the industry. Looks like Multi-Cam is the new camo for Afghan.

http://soldiersystems.net/2010/02/17/army-to-field-multicam-in-afghanistan/

Army to Field MultiCam in Afghanistan
February 17th, 2010

According to Army sources the Chief of Staff of the Army approved a plan today to field MultiCam to all Army forces in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) beginning as soon as possible. This is implementation of the decision brief’s Course of Action 1 which called for the fielding of MultiCam to all Army personnel engaged in OEF. Other options offered to GEN Casey included fielding a less robust MultiCam package focused on ground maneuver elements as well as a plan to maintain the status quo. It is important to note that the decision to field MultiCam uniforms and equipment currently only affects forces operating in OEF.

jbour13
02-17-2010, 17:08
I know that we've been waiting on our fielding date for a month or so now.

SOF was leaning on this heavily and it seems it may have taken to the mainstream Army.

Good to see the guys get the necessary stuff to blend better.

JMonty
02-17-2010, 17:38
The addition of Multicam uniforms and equipment to our brothers over in Afghan-land is a good sign. They are getting the tools they need to do their jobs and kill the enemy. I don't want to say that you can't hit what you can't see (recon by fire, anyone), but it's deffinitely a step in the right direction.
:)

Snaquebite
02-19-2010, 15:56
Secretary of Army Approves Multicam for OEF
February 19th, 2010 LTC Cummings of the Army Public Affairs Office has confirmed that the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh approved a plan today to begin the fielding of MultiCam uniforms and individual equipment as soon as possible. Sources have informed Soldier Systems Daily that the Army plans to begin issuing as early as July of this year for Afghanistan bound troops and to complete the initial fielding by May of 2011.

http://soldiersystems.net/

kgoerz
02-19-2010, 16:59
I work with Marines. They are all big Multi Cam Fans. I told them this and they are very Jealouse..:D

C0B2A
02-19-2010, 17:13
This was such a common sense decision I for sure thought that they would not ever make the right one, but they did. I sure am glad this finally came about. Should have been Multicam from the start, we never should have put on ACUs.

18C4V
02-19-2010, 19:09
lol....so when is the SFLC coming out in MC? :munchin

cback0220
02-19-2010, 19:14
lol....so when is the SFLC coming out in MC? :munchin

No kidding, I can't wait for the ass-pain of turning all our SFLC in and getting all new stuff.

Peregrino
02-19-2010, 20:33
That's part of the reason the SPEAR (SFLC) gear was coyote. The writing was on the wall a long time ago.

11B1P
02-19-2010, 20:43
This is great news! Now if we can just get rid of the velcro!!

wet dog
02-19-2010, 20:50
This is great news! Now if we can just get rid of the velcro!!

Would one catch to much heat for taking the velco off and placing buttons themselves? Do Rangers students still sew "Cat Eyes" on patrol caps using dental floss? Do you darn your own socks?

11B1P
02-19-2010, 21:26
:lifterWould one catch to much heat for taking the velco off and placing buttons them selves? Do Rangers students still sew "Cat Eyes" on patrol caps using dental floss? Do you darn your own socks?

Sir,

I approached my chain of command about the buttons when I received my initial issue, and I was told I could not. Maybe this situation was one in which it would have been better to beg forgiveness than ask permission. As far as the "cat eyes", we are supposed to have those sewn on our assault packs now instead of our patrol caps, but we are National Guard RSTA and not Rangers, so they may still be able to do that. Back when I was active duty as an 11B1P, we were required to have the "cat eyes" on our PC's. But that was a long, long time ago.

Thank you for the suggestions, sir.

wet dog
02-19-2010, 21:36
:lifter

Sir,

I approached my chain of command about the buttons when I received my initial issue, and I was told I could not. Maybe this situation was one in which it would have been better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

Sounds like you found the answer. I suggest to do whatever it takes to be more combat effective.