Say Goodbye to the Hated Army UCP Uniform

It blended in well with grandma's couch, but had its drawbacks in the combat zone.

After an extended wear-out period, the Army's pixelated Universal Camouflage Pattern uniform, or UCP, is officially a thing of the past. As of Oct. 1, all soldiers are required to possess and wear the green-and-brown Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, or OCP.

The UCP uniform, introduced in 2004, long faced criticism for its failure to blend in where it counted.

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