108th Wing OCP Uniform Policy
/ Published October 24, 2018
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --
The 108th Wing’s policy is to maximize the wear of the Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform as effective on Oct. 1, 2018 for all U.S. Air Force Airmen. Col. Patrick M. Kennedy, the 108th Wing commander, released wing-specific guidance that will expire on Oct. 1, 2019 unless renewed or superseded. All uniform wear will be in accordance with AFI 36-2903.
The 108th Logistics Readiness Squadron will issue the OCP uniforms as they are received with priority granted to Airmen going on deployments. There is no restriction for members obtaining uniforms on their own.
For those who obtained their own uniforms or have previously been issued OCPs, they may wear those uniforms with the following guidance.
Units should not design, convert, or order their own OCP-colored patches. The Air National Guard History office will convert all official patches to the new OCP color scheme. This process will take years. Units with existing, approved subdued green patches may wear these on their OCPs.
Until unit patches are converted, 108th Wing Airmen are authorized to wear a basic configuration in accordance with AFI 36-2903 para 5.4. Airmen will wear a subdued U.S. Flag and ANG patch on the right sleeve, name tape on the left side of the shirt and cap, U.S. Air Force tape and specialty badge on the right side of the shirt, and rank. Airmen may wear their gaining major command’s patch in place of the ANG patch when on Title 10 orders or alert. When available, unit patches will be worn on the left sleeve.
Airmen may sew on or use Velcro backing for their name tape, USAF tape, and rank. Tapes and rank must be either all sewn on or all Velcro. Occupational badges may be either sewn on or Velcro. Only Velcro patches are authorized on the left and right sleeves.
The 108th Wing will distribute to each member a USAF tape, U.S. Flag, and ANG patch when they are obtained.
Airmen may continue to wear the Airman Battle Uniform until April 1, 2021.