Posted on Aug 27, 2017
SGT Assistant Section Chief
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The army has had a field jacket since before WWII (I think the "Parsons" came out in 1938), and I know they made them in the UCP pattern, but I have yet to see one in the new pattern(s). Do we know if they're planned or if they got scrapped from the dufflebag list? That said, will I be allowed to a.) private purchase one or b.) wear my BDU/UCP one with FRACUs/OCPs?
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Highly doubtful. I've got about 5 years in and I've only seen one, in UCP, at a yard sale. I think it was scrapped when the army went to its current Gen III ECWCS.
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SSG Watercraft Enginieer
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I have a UCP M-65 Field Jacket. I got it issued at Fort Benning CIIF in 2007 when I went to BCT there. It is definitely a conversation starter whenever I wear it.
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It makes me a little sad that they scrapped it. Personally, I prefer it over wearing layers and layers of the ECWCS crap they have now. I absolutely dislike the fleece in the field.
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Ernie Urban
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I'm out now but I kind of wish they brought these back. I still have my BDU M65
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Field jackets were phased out indefinitely with the switch to OCP.
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All I know is the people who have one wear it whenever they can and hate the new stuff. I don't like too much extra gear, but good gear is awesome to have and use. I'd like to see it come back.
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