Air National Guard, Reserve Troops Will Soon Be Able to Buy OCPs Online

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U.S. Air Force basic military training trainees receive the first operational camouflage pattern (OCP) uniforms during initial issue, Oct. 2, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force/Sarayuth Pinthong
U.S. Air Force basic military training trainees receive the first operational camouflage pattern (OCP) uniforms during initial issue, Oct. 2, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force/Sarayuth Pinthong

Service members of any rank in the Army and Air Force National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve Component can now purchase their uniforms online via ShopMyExchange.com.

Meanwhile, the Air Force’s new Operational Camouflage Pattern utility uniforms, or OCPs, will probably be available online in December an Army and Air Force Exchange Service spokesman said.

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The only source for government-certified uniforms, the Exchange operates the services’ military clothing stores and is the 62nd largest retailer in the U.S., serving 31 million service members. Last year, it had a revenue of $8.7 billion.

The change comes about a year after the Army Clothing Services Office temporarily let any rank or active-duty status Army National Guardsmen or Army Reservists buy a combat uniform and accessories online to ensure all could get their OCPs by the Oct. 1, 2019 mandatory wear date.

Customers can have their online orders shipped to their home or to the store for pick up at the nearest Exchange.

-- Dorothy Mills-Gregg can be reached at Dorothy.Mills-Gregg@Monster.com.

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