Mar. 01, 2022 - ODYD Co-Founder Yvonne Coombes talks about the thankfulness and amazing opportunity to work with David's Bridal and together, we can further our impact in our efforts to Deploy America's Patriotism One Dress at a Time!
Apr. 28 2022 -CBS Evening News Norah O'Donnell visits Fort Hood ODYD to learn more about the mission to Deploy America's Patriotism!
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Military Balls are full of tradition, formal attire, and etiquette, but can be costly as a female spouse. Listen to how ODYD tackles the issue!
Army spouse Karley Deck emerged from a dressing room in a brown taffeta gown, its bodice sparkling with delicate gold beads...
The Marne Community and Spouses’ Club (MCSC) recently opened a shop that will hand out free formal wear to military and dependent ID card holders...
Catch up with the ODYD team and check out their highlight in Costco Magazine! Read online or get your hardcopy today!
This week, Lindsey Litton sits down with 2018 AFI Pentagon Military Spouse of the Year and Co-Founder of Operation Deploy Your Dress, Yvonne Coombes.
Fort Irwin, Calif – Last month I had three ball gowns hanging in my closet. I have only worn one of them for the past two military balls that we have attended. So why was I hanging on to the other two?
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Aug. 31, 2018) - The Fort Benning Community Spouses Club hosted a pop-up boutique at the Benning Club at Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate the grand opening of Operation Deploy Your Dress Aug. 30.
Say Yes to the Dress: Military Edition
Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) has enabled more than 3,000 military spouses and female service members to do just that.
On April 28, the AUSA Family Readiness Directorate will once again partner with Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD), a 100 percent donation-based, volunteer-run, military spouse founded nonprofit organization.
Someone Cares: Deploy Your Dress
A group of women arrange for civilians to donate their formal wear so that more military couples can attend dress balls.
Donated gowns lower the cost of military balls for service members.
For service members, military balls build community, but they can also be costly.
Operation Deploy Your Dress began at Fort Bliss in Texas as a way to help Army wives afford evening wear for formal functions. Thousands of dresses were donated and the event quickly grew to help spouses from all services.
Spouses help military families one dress at a time
Military events such as balls and banquets, afford service members the opportunity to spend time with fellow military families, but they can sometimes be expensive.
President and Co-Founder Yvonne Coombes discusses the mission of Operation Deploy Your Dress and how a group of spouses came together to create an opportunity for everyone to be able to have beautiful gowns to wear to Military Balls.