Operation Deploy Your Dress


Operation Deploy Your Dress has teamed up with the Fort Benning Community Spouses Club to collect formal attire and accessories and "deploy" them to the military members and family members of the Fort Benning Community FREE of charge in order to offset the cost of military balls and other formal events.


ODYD began at Fort Bliss in late 2015, when founders Renee Chapman, Ronya Rendon, Yvonne Coombes, and Melissa Riely decided to organize a dress swap among their units’ spouses.


It wasn’t long before the idea became an organization, run entirely by dozens of volunteers. 


ODYD is now a well-organized store. Military servicewomen and military spouses can come to ODYD and select one dress and one accessory per year for FREE. They simply need to present their military ID card and sign the record book, and they can walk away without spending a dime.


E: ODYD@fortbenningcsc.org



Store Hours:

Tuesday's 10am - 1pm

Thursday's 12pm - 2:30pm

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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Position: General Volunteer

Operation Deploy your Dress (ODYD) provides a service to the Community by collecting and providing free formal attire to military and dependent ID cardholders to help offset the cost of attending military balls and other formal events. Volunteers will be part of the ODYD storefront and receive new attire, stock racks, and serve customers. Volunteers should possess strong customer service skills. Time commitment will be approximately 4-8 hours a month.