Along with the photos also comes the confirmation that the official name for the pattern is OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern), which is coincidentally (and confusingly) the same acronym that the Army applied to MultiCam when they adopted it for use in Afghanistan as “Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern” (OCP for short).
So, now the waiting is over, the speculation is over, and the Camouflage Improvement Initiative will soon be just another R&D project that ran aground on the shoals of the Army’s acquisition process…
World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July, and is promoted by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation, by the Thin Green Line Foundation, and by individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF.The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.
Marking this year’s World Ranger Day, the IRF and International Union for Conservation of Nature have noted that more than half of Ranger deaths over the past 2 years have been caused by poachers, and have jointly issued a call for a tougher stance against wildlife crime globally.
The Familiarization Jumps conducted on Tuesday 29 July 2014 provided the international paratroopers an opportunity to learn about the procedures and equipment used by U.S. Airborne Soldiers.
LEAPFEST XXXI officially kicks off Saturday morning, 02 August 2014 – I will once again be on site to bring you a report and loads of photos.
All photos above by Sgt. Austin Berner, U.S. Army
D3O was named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April after demonstrating growth both in absolute sales, and in the percentage it exports: an increase from 62% in 2007 to 88% in 2013. The result of the unprecedented growth and strong export sales – which grew 34% in 2013 alone – is that this year the company will see revenues of £8.5m.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a special reception at the palace for 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners, and Stuart Sawyer, D3O’s Chief Executive Officer and Phil Sheriff, the Materials Development Manager were invited to represent the company.