Composition and classification

Found in Section 6.2 Page 31

Applies to Gender Both

a. Material composition.

(1) Aircrew coat and trousers. The fabric is a blend of 92 percent NOMEX, 5 percent Kevlar, and 3 percent static dissipative fiber in a plain weave, printed with a four-color woodland camouflage pattern and tan 380.

(2) Aircrew cold-weather clothing system (ACWCS) jacket, liner and hood. The jacket shell fabric is a blend of 92 percent NOMEX, 5 percent Kevlar, and 3 percent static dissipative fiber, oxford weave, in a four-color woodland camouflage. The lining is a blend of 92 percent NOMEX, 5 percent Kevlar, and 3 percent static dissipative fiber, plain weave, camouflage green in color. The jacket liner fabric is a quilted NOMEX batting, camouflage green in color. The hood main body is an oxford aramid cloth, in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a batting lining and synthetic fur ruff.

b. Uniform composition.

(1) Beret (para 3–2b(1)).

(2) Cap, patrol (formerly BDU) (para 3–2b(2)).

(3) Jacket, aircrew, cold-weather clothing system, woodland camouflage pattern. The jacket is a single-breasted

design with a slide-fastener front closure, fully lined, and it has draw cords at the waist and hem. The jacket has a collar, two bellows-type chest pockets, two lower hanging pockets, a left-sleeve utility pocket, shoulder loops, reinforced elbows, and wrist tabs with hook-and-loop tape adjustments. The jacket has buttons located in the neck and inside facings for the cold-weather liner attachment. All pockets have flaps with hook-and-loop closures to meet aviator-specific needs. The jacket liner is a collarless cardigan style, with underarm vent openings and knitted cuffs. The liner can be buttoned into the jacket or self-buttoned for wear alone in cold-weather conditions. The hood attaches to the jacket with snap fasteners and closes with a draw cord and hook-and-pile fastener tape. The hood can be worn over the flyer’s helmet.

(4) Coat, aircrew, woodland camouflage pattern. The coat is a single-breasted bush-type design with a slide-fastener front closure, collar, four patch-type pockets with flaps (two upper and two lower), and a left-sleeve utility pocket with flap. The coat has a straight-cut bottom, adjustment tabs with hook-and-loop tape at the waist, collar, and wrists, and reinforcement patches at the elbows. All pockets use hook-and-loop closures to meet aviator-specific needs.

(5) Trousers, aircrew, woodland camouflage pattern. The trousers contain four standard-type pockets, two side- opening, leg cargo-type pockets, and two top-opening calf patch pockets. All pockets have flaps, except for the front hanging pockets. Hook-and-loop closures are used on the pockets and pocket flaps to meet aviator-specific needs. The trousers have a slide-fastener fly closure, adjustable straps at the waist, and leg hem drawcords.

c. Accessories. The following accessories are normally worn with these uniforms. (1) Balaclava, hood, LIN H46881, CTA 50–900.

(2) Belt, web, with open-faced black buckle (paras 27–2a and b).

(3) Bib, overall, LIN P37820.

(4) Boots, combat, black leather (para 27–3).

(5) Gloves, flyer’s, LIN J67052.

(6) Handbags.

(a) Black, clutch type, optional purchase (para 27–13a). (b) Black, shoulder (para 27–13d).

(7) Neckgaiter (para 27–17)

(8) Scarf, olive-green 208 (para 27–21b).

(9) Socks, black, cushion sole (para 27–24a).

(10) Undergarments (paras 27–28).

(11) Undershirt, brown (para 27–28e).

(12) Organizational clothing and equipment, as determined by the commander, in accordance with CTA 50–900. (13) Sweater, wool, black or green.

(14) Sweater, wool, brown, with partial front buttons and short collar.

(15) Personal hydration system, as determined by the commander.

d. Classification. The aircrew battle dress uniform is an organizational issue flight utility uniform. The beret is an

organizational issue item. DA Pam 710–2–1 governs turn-in and reissue of the beret.