US Army desert camouflage uniform trousers : Sergeant McMillan, 626 Forward Support Battalion

Accession Number REL30578.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Cotton, Nylon, Plastic
Maker Unicor
Place made United States of America: Texas
Date made c 2000-2002
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021

US Army desert cam trousers as worn in Afghanistan during the 'war on terror'. The trousers are made of a nylon-cotton blend beige rip-stop fabric printed in brown and pale green camouflage. Fly closure is by four beige plastic buttons, three being concealed and the topmost one exposed. The ankle cuffs can be adjusted by means of ribbon drawstrings sewn into the lower hems, which emerge through two cotton reinforced buttonholes. Reinforcing sections of fabric are sewn over the knees and the seat. The waistband has seven belt loops as well as a small black metal buckle at each hip connected to cotton tapes for adjustment. There are two slash waist pockets with no fastenings, two internal rear pockets, each having an external flap secured by a pair of concealed buttons, and two large external, pleated, expanding pockets located on the upper thighs. These pockets have external flaps secured by two concealed buttons, the inner edge of each flap being stitched down to prevent snagging on obstacles. Above the right rear pocket is sewn a beige cotton tape, machine embroidered in brown cotton with the name 'McMILLAN'. A tan label sewn under the inner rear waistband reads 'SMALL-SHORT INSEAM: 26 1/2 TO 29 1/2 IN. WAIST: 27 TO 31 IN. STOCK NO: 8415-01-327-5329 NATO SIZE 6775/6979'. A tan label sewn to the lining of the right rear pocket contains instructions for care and usage.

History / Summary

American desert cam uniform trousers worn by Sergeant McMillan of the 626th Forward Support Battalion, US Army. The 626th is part of the 101st Airborne Division, and was based at Kandahar, Afghanistan, until July 2002, supporting Australian forces operating as part of the war on terror.