Posted on Dec 28, 2019
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I joined the Reserves last year and I switched over to AD. If you're not familiar with the issues plaguing Revervists, uniform issue is a nightmare. With that being said, while I have been in the reserves, I was only issued two sets of OCPs and two sets of PTs. Could I then expect that, upon arrival to my unit, the remainder of my required uniforms will be issued to me?
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This is a good question, but the answer I have for you is no. In AD component, we rely on the annual clothing allowance to pay for these items.
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Roger, thank you SSG. With that being said, and considering my contract does not actually begin until I report, will I get my clothing allowance right away? Or will I need to wait until my anniversary next year?
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I believe it will be on the anniversary next year. Once you transition over, take these questions to your CoC and your BN/BDE career counselor. Those individuals will likely have an answer, if they do not, I would speak with someone from your instillation's finance office.
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If you never received your initial clothing bag issue, then you can bring this up at the MEPS to the counselor. They can provide you with a form that will allow you to go to the clothing and sales and draw an initial issue free of charge.
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When you are deployed, you can also order uniforms every month. I still have 3 pairs of fire retardant ACU pants and shirts from my OEF deployment in 2008. It is a 'use it or lose it' benefit. I was in the USAR then. I am sure active duty has that down-range benefit as well.
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LTC (Join to see) Yup. Still do. It's called ADO.
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MAJ (Join to see) thanks! This would be a good work around since active-duty soldiers usually get deployed more often than Reserve component.
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