New uniform order process brings ready-to-wear uniforms to Reservists

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  • By Master Sgt. Daniel Butterfield
  • 302nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
As of Feb. 3, the Air Force Reserve Command has changed the way Airmen order new uniforms. Instead of going through their unit clothing representatives and then going to clothing sales or Envision, clothing requests will be sent by the unit clothing reps to a centralized location.
Airmen will still need to go through their unit clothing representative and work with them to put an order together. But now, the member needs to order a specific size so the order can be sent to the Kentucky Logistics Operation Center, or KYLOC, where they will be assembled with the proper name tags and rank. The ready-to-wear uniform then will be shipped to the unit's logistic readiness squadron and distributed to the unit clothing representatives who will get them to the members.

"It's going to rely heavily on the member giving the correct sizes. So that's going to be a little different. I would recommend that most people go down to clothing sales and try it on to be sure," said Master Sgt. Helena Dunlap, logistics supply manager for the 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron.

The reason for the change is cost savings according Dunlap and she says the process will be much quicker. "Emergencies are a three-day turnaround [through KYLOC] standard is ten days."

For emergency uniform items that are needed in less than three days, government purchase cards can still be used.

The clothing items that Airmen are able to order through KYLOC are Airmen Battle Uniforms, "blues" and fitness uniforms. Cold weather gear and specialty items will still be ordered through Envisions. For more information contact your unit clothing representative.