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.
Expansion plans to other major military installations are in the works for 2018.

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 the installation Spouses and Civilians Club at each location.

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 soldiers, spouses, and honored guests.

Many of our soldiers (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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Hours vary monthly. Please reference our hours schedule listed below, and be sure to check back for updates.

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Building #286

Avenue C,

Fort Irwin, CA 92310

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