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AIR FORCE September 3, 2009
LOGISTICS Branch-AF (LOG-
BR-AF) has reviewed the cold- and
wet-weather combat clothing and tar-
mac jackets for Air Force personnel.
This was with a view to explaining
the current supply status and the devel-
opment of improved garments that will
ensure our personnel have access to
adequate clothing to perform tasks in
inclement weather conditions.
While existing garments currently
available to Defence provide effective
protection from inclement and cold
weather, it is recognised that techno-
logical developments offer advanced
material and styles, therefore improved
garments can be manufactured to meet
The development and testing of
new garments designed specifically for
Defence is a complicated and lengthy
activity, often spanning several years
and resulting in trialing two or three
generations or versions before the final
product is released across Defence.
Personnel who have an entitlement
to clothing that is not in stock at cloth-
ing stores are advised that clothing-
store staff are required to raise an order
to satisfy customer clothing entitle-
ments or purchases.
Air Force personnel have an entitle-
ment to the DPCU japara, which pro-
vides the protection of a basic raincoat
in field conditions.
Stocks are available. However,
developments have resulted in the
introduction of a DPCU tri-laminate
(similar to Gore-Tex) wet-weather
ensemble (jacket and trousers).
This ensemble is commonly known
as Gen 1 WWE (generation 1 wet-
weather ensemble) and is in use by
Based on feedback and proposed
improvements, minor changes have
been incorporated into the Gen 1
WWE, resulting in the development of
the Gen 2 WWE.
While AAP 3131.001, Air Force
Clothing Entitlements, has been
updated to reflect an entitlement to the
wet-weather ensemble, a caveat states
Members are advised that there
are currently nil stocks of the Gen
2 WWE and, given the preference
for Air Force personnel to receive
the improved version, members are
advised to refrain from seeking WWE
issue through clothing stores.
Provisioning action has com-
menced and sufficient stocks of the
Gen 2 WWE should be available for
issue to Air Force personnel from
Noting that Gen 2 WWE will
be phased in based on a priority list
developed by HQAC, Air Force per-
sonnel will be informed through their
chain of command when they are
authorised to seek issue.
In an effort to exhaust existing
stocks of Gen 1 WWE before the
release of Gen 2, the Gen 1 WWE
will be issued to recruits and
officer trainees upon enlistment or
However, personnel such as those
in a field-training environment who
present a legitimate justification state-
ment, via their chain of command to
HQAC (WGCDR Paul Aggett), may
receive a priority issue of wet-weath-
er ensemble before the introduction
of Gen 2 WWE.
Personnel in receipt of Gen 1 WWE
will not be entitled to an automatic
exchange to Gen 2 WWE. Exchanges
will be restricted to the life expectancy
of the garment and exchanged
only when the garment is deemed
Air Force personnel are currently
entitled to issue of the khaki green
sweater and DPCU liner/vest for pro-
tection in cold weather.
Stocks of both garments are
Air Force has decided not to pursue
the issue of the cold-weather jacket
currently in use by Army.
This decision was based on the pref-
erence for the improved cold-weather
ensemble currently under develop-
ment. Clothing Systems Program
Office (CLOSPO) indicates stocks
of the DPCU cold weather ensemble
will be available from October 2010,
which will see new recruits receiving
the ensemble from late 2010 and issue
to all Air Force personnel expected to
be completed in 2011.
LOGBR-AF is continuing liaison with
AHQ and CLOSPO to ensure that
members have suitable clothing to
perform operational and tarmac activ-
ities in inclement weather conditions.
Personnel seeking clarification of this
information are encouraged to email
-- Supplied by Logistics Branch-AF
and dry Photo: SGT Mick Bott
Caribou farewell events
planners call for input
THE retirement of 38SQN's De
Havilland Canada Caribou in Decem-
ber is worth celebrating -- and members
past and present are invited to attend.
Celebrations are scheduled for
November 7 and the 38SQN End of Era
Committee plan to lay on a combined
35/38SQN Colours Parade, followed by
a squadron open day, then finishing with
a semi-formal evening function.
Specific details and timings are yet to
be finalised, however organisers want to
get an idea of numbers as soon as pos-
sible, for planning purposes.
Once members have registered their
details, they will be included on the End
of Era distribution list and will subse-
quently receive all relevant information
and details pertaining to the event.
To register interest in attending this
special event, contact the committee
via email 38SQN.45Yrs@defence.gov.
au, fax (07) 4752 1382 or mail Event
Coordinator, 38 Squadron, RAAF Base
Townsville, Qld 4814.
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