The Dear MilFamily Podcast
The Dear MilFamily Podcast
Sheena Arting

Ep: 41 Military Balls (aka Adult Proms)

1 hour 4 minutes Posted Oct 30, 2018 at 11:00 am.
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It's Military Ball Season! Military Balls are full of tradition, formal attire, and etiquette. And it can be costly as a female spouse to be constantly update your wardrobe for all of the formal functions that go on through out the year. Well this amazing group of ladies at Operation: Deploy Your Dress came up with a way to share a dress swap with everyone in the military family. In this episode, I talk to Yvonne Coombes (one of the founders of ODYD) about military balls (aka adult proms).

Yvonne Coombes has been married to her Active Duty Army husband for 18 years. She is the cofounder if a nonprofit organization called Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) which was started in Fort Bliss, TX and now has shops in 5 installation across the country. ODYD collects and distributes gently used and new formal attire to military and dependent ID card holders in an effort to offset the cost of military balls and other formal events. Yvonne and the other ODYD cofounders wanted to make these formal events accessible to ALL military families regardless of rank and/or budget. They have build this organization on their own with a little discovery learning and help from Spouses Clubs around the country. ODYD is actively looking to expand to more installations to help even more military families.

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