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Greetings to all,

My DS and I were reviewing what was left to buy for his BEAST packing list when we realized that we hadn't ordered his extra uniform patches yet. Well, we tried to access the recommended uniform website (http://www.multicamnametape.com), but the website appears to be no-more. So, we went to the US Patriot Tactical website to start shopping.

Here's my dilemma:

The official USMA packing list reads the following "2 of each of the following Army Combat Uniform (ACU-OCP) accessories: nametapes with last name, U.S. Army, and full color reverse U.S. Flag.......".

It appears to me that ACU and OCP are different colors and patterns. Does this mean that we should purchase the following?

2 - ACU nametapes
2 - OCP nametapes
2 - ACU US Army branch tapes
2 - OCP US Army branch tapes
2 - Full color reverse US Flag

I've also seen packing pictures that included ACU/OCP reverse US Flag patches, but I don't see that on the list. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

emwvmi01

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Should just be the OCP variant?

ACU while commonly referring to the light/gravel shade of combat uniform ia the proper name for the combat uniform regardless of color variant. OCP is the version currently fielded to all new Soldiers. When the old variant is end of life then ACU will still be the name for what most call OCPs. This sounds confusing as I type. The old variant is expired 1 October 2019.

Bottom line, your DS will only require OCP
 

Walman888

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Greetings to all,

My DS and I were reviewing what was left to buy for his BEAST packing list when we realized that we hadn't ordered his extra uniform patches yet. Well, we tried to access the recommended uniform website (http://www.multicamnametape.com), but the website appears to be no-more. So, we went to the US Patriot Tactical website to start shopping.

Here's my dilemma:

The official USMA packing list reads the following "2 of each of the following Army Combat Uniform (ACU-OCP) accessories: nametapes with last name, U.S. Army, and full color reverse U.S. Flag.......".

It appears to me that ACU and OCP are different colors and patterns. Does this mean that we should purchase the following?

2 - ACU nametapes
2 - OCP nametapes
2 - ACU US Army branch tapes
2 - OCP US Army branch tapes
2 - Full color reverse US Flag

I've also seen packing pictures that included ACU/OCP reverse US Flag patches, but I don't see that on the list. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
These are the ones we got last year for 2022. Search in their window for West Point. They have a specific package for USMA. They are quick and efficient.
https://www.militarynames.com/ARMY-NAME-TAPES.aspx
 
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JDB

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My DS and I were reviewing what was left to buy for his BEAST packing list when we realized that we hadn't ordered his extra uniform patches yet. Well, we tried to access the recommended uniform website (http://www.multicamnametape.com), but the website appears to be no-more. So, we went to the US Patriot Tactical website to start shopping.


The website should read ( https://www.multicamnametapes.com ), the site name has an "S" at the end of it. They provided the same wrong web address last year; you'd think that they would have corrected that mistake in this year's letter. Welcome to the Army! :)
 
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