As the Air Force transitions from the Airman Battle Uniform to the Rip-Stop Airman Battle Uniform (RABU), the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will no longer be able to order the ABU once the Defense Logistics Agency’s stock is depleted and will sell only the RABU.
“While the ABUs will still be authorized for wear, they will not be carried in Exchange Military Clothing Stores as the RABU will completely replace the older, heavier ABU,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson.
The RABU is a lighter, nylon/cotton blend that has been available for Airmen at Military Clothing Stores since June, 2012. The RABU is also cooler than the ABU and features a wrinkle-resistant finish.
Military members can access the Exchange’s Military Clothing Store at www.shopmyexchange.com by clicking “Military Clothing Store” under the Store Locator link at the bottom of the page.