FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood will host an unique Operation Deploy Your Dress (ODYD) event from 10 a.m. to noon March 10 at a local boutique near the Clear Creek Commissary, here.
Thirty military brides have been selected to receive a brand-new wedding gown, along with free professional photography. Each recipient will be paired with a photographer to take photos at a later date with their spouse.
In addition, the Fort Hood Exchange Salon’s manager has agreed to provide each participant with a free hair-styling service to have done on the day of their photoshoot.
There also will be free professional makeup artists and sunless tan sessions available with a local company.
Operation Deploy Your Dress’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life of military families by offsetting the high cost of attending formal military functions, especially for junior servicemembers.
ODYD currently “deploys” dresses from thirteen brick and mortar shops at installations around the world. These shops are solely run by military spouse volunteers.
Media desiring to cover the event should call (254) 449-4023 no later than 3 p.m. March 9. A public affairs representative will meet media in the southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Welcome Center at 9 a.m. March 10.