Originated in the early 2000s, the ACU (Army Combat Uniform) is current United States Army forces battle uniform, consisting of combat shirt and cargo trousers, and the replacement to both the classic Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU). Featuring a number of significant design changes, ACU shirts and combats have several characteristics that distinguish Army Combat Uniform from its predecessors. The shirt goes with a Mandarin collar and zippered front closure covered with hook and loop flap, slanted chest and sleeve pockets, hook and loop adjustable cuffs, elbow pads pockets, a 3-slot pen pocket on the left arm and loop plates to attach name tapes, rank insignia, morale patches and tabs. ACU trousers come with two thigh pockets, tilted forward for easy access and with elastic drawstring and hook and loop closure for secure carry when on the move, two calf pockets (one on each leg) with a hook and loop closure, as well as hook and loop pouches designed for knee pad inserts. All those qualities are present in MFH combat shirt and cargo trousers, now available at the Military 1st tactical online store. What is more, unique Vegetato Desert camo provides excellent concealment and protection in arid and desert environments.