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Deploying America’s Patriotism One Dress At a Time!

Founded by military spouses in 2016 at Fort Bliss, TX. Other locations include JBLM, Fort Eustis, and now Fort Irwin with
Expansion plans to other major military installations in the works. 

Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) is a completely non-profit National organization (501c3) that relies solely on volunteers and donations.  ODYD operates under the guise of each installation’s Spouses and Civilians Club.

Balls are a significant part of our rich military history. These formal events are intended to honor important traditions while
building unit cohesion and camaraderie amongst service members, spouses, and honored guests.

Many of our service members (especially those that are of junior rank) and their families are on very tight budgets. In an effort to make attending the military ball more affordable, we are seeking donations of gently used formal wear. If you happen to have any prom/ bridesmaid dresses or other formal gowns that you never wear (or plan to wear), we would greatly appreciate it if you would consider donating! All sizes and styles welcome.

Thank you in advance for your consideration to support this effort! Additionally, if you have any friends, family members,
or other connections that may be interested in helping out, please pass this info on.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We have a couple of drop off locations and are always willing to arrange pick up on Post and in the surrounding area. Donation receipts for tax purposes are available upon request. If you have friends, family, or other contacts that may be willing to donate, we do have a mailing address:

Fort Irwin MCSC Attn. ODYD
PO Box 10284
Fort Irwin, California 92310

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Looking to Volunteer with ODYD?  Volunteer hours vary monthly.  Contact Meredith or Lainey for more information at: 


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Building #286

Avenue C,

Fort Irwin, CA 92310

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