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Today is First Day for the New Air Force Uniforms!

The last three iterations, left to right, of the USAF uniform (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Spencer Tobler)

Yesterday, the Air Force bid adieu to the ABU, the Airman Battle Uniform, which was first introduced in 2007. The ABUs were “about as stylish as a fat collar and polyester bell-bottoms,” remarked one airman. Another said the ABUs were great “when I wanted to blend in with concrete.” The new uniform, called the OCP for Operational Camouflage Pattern, is easier on the eyes.

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