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Army Makes the MultiCam Call

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From this afternoon's headlines at Military.com:

Today the Army announced that this summer it will begin fielding uniforms with a new camouflage pattern to all its troops serving in Afghanistan.

According to a statement obtained by Military.com, Army Secretary John McHugh decided that the so-called "MultiCam" pattern developed by New York-based Crye Precision is the most effective camouflage in the varied terrain of Afghanistan's forests, deserts, mountains and rural villages.

"This decision ... reflects the Army's commitment to giving Soldiers in Afghanistan the most effective concealment possible," the statement said. "Camouflage alternatives represent one facet of the Army's ongoing efforts to improve the Army Combat Uniform."

The decision comes four months after the service relented to pressure from then-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's defense panel, the late Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., who ordered the Army to study whether its current Universal Camouflage Pattern was the best scheme for Afghan operations.

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-- Christian

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