We’ve all been hearing about the Air Force’s switch to the OCP uniform for quite a while, but now that the change is upon us, it’s time to start preparing for the April OCP-only wear. Confused about what’s required right now? Some aspects of the uniform change originally had a mandatory wear-by date of June 1, but the Air Force rolled that date back to September 1 due to COVID-19. They hoped the new date would give service members more time to prepare during an already stressful summer. Let’s dive into Air Force Uniform Regulations and how you can customize your Air Force uniform with MyUniform Builder, a new platform available exclusively at U.S. Patriot.
- Coyote brown boots
- Coyote brown t-shirt
- U.S. Flag spice brown color
- Spice brown officer rank
- DLA green socks/coyote brown socks
Mandatory in April
- OCP Utility uniform
- All AF patches must be converted to brown spice
Introducing our Air Force OCP Uniform Builder
We know that even without a pandemic to contend with, a uniform switch can be stressful. We created the easy-to-use MyUniform Builder that will help you identify and choose components that are within regulation. Use the builder to buy a single component, or bundle the entire uniform coat —whichever is easier for you.
The builder has a ton of cool features that will help lead you through the entire process and provides guidance on both left and right OCP Air Force Patches to help keep you in regulation. Once patches are chosen, you can request them to be sewn directly onto your uniform. We’ll even add your branch and name tapes so your whole uniform arrives mission ready. You’ll be able to customize your air force uniform coat, patrol cap, ECWCS jackets, and more!
Find the best OCP Air Force boots
Selecting the right footwear to pair with your gear is just as important as your uniform. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide on how to buy Air Force boots. Some of our favorites are:
- Lowa Zephyr Hi TF GTX Boots (Coyote OP)
- Nike SFB GEN 2 Boots
- Tactical Research by Belleville Khyber II Boots (Coyote) TR550
- Corcoran 10 Inch Steel Safety Toe Marauder Boots (Coyote)
Stay warm with the OCP Fleece Air Force Jacket
Stay warm with this Air Force Custom ECWCS Gen III Level 3 Fleece Jacket. The breathable, comfortable, jacket comes with a zippered front and two-hand warmer pockets. Made to last, this fleece is resistant to shrinking and wrinkling and is 30 times sturdier than your standard civilian fleece.
Plan ahead with hot weather OCP uniform components
The uniform regulations go into effect on April 1, just when the temperature starts to heat up in many areas of the country. Get ahead of the game by stocking up on hot weather OCP uniform components like:
- Propper® Gen 2 OCP ACU 50/50 NYCO Uniform Coat (Scorpion OCP)
- Massif 2-Piece OCP Military Flight Suit Pants
- Darn Tough Coyote Hot Weather Merino Wool Light Boot Sock
- Massif® 2-Piece Flight Suit Jacket–Military
Ready to get started?
Start building your new uniform today.
If you enjoyed this article, consider reading our post on ‘How to Buy Air Force Boots‘.