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PX Alterations Shop offers regulation nametape service

      Soldiers training or serving at Fort McCoy who need a regulation Velcro nametape now have a local option at the Fort McCoy Post Exchange, building 1538.

      The Fort McCoy Dry Cleaning and Alteration Shop now offers this embroidery service with a two-day turnaround. Same-day service is available at an extra cost.

       Sue Lebich, an Americlean employee working under contract with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), said the only previous option available to provide guaranteed, authorized Velcro nametapes to Soldiers was through Fort Knox, Ky.

      Since Fort Knox makes nametapes for all the military services, there was sometimes a wait time of two weeks or longer for orders to be filled.

      "Many Soldiers coming to Fort McCoy for schools, training or mobilization training have lost their nametapes or are required have these nametapes in order to graduate or be able to deploy, etc."  She said that Soldiers often could not afford to wait the time it took to obtain the tapes from Fort Knox.

      The nametape material used by the PX comes with a certificate of authenticity so personnel are assured that it meets all Army requirements, and is fully authorized by the Department of Defense and the Army for its Army Combat Uniforms, Lebich said.

      The Dry Cleaning/Alterations Shop also can handle nametape needs for other personnel, such as the Air Force Airman Battle Uniforms and State Patrol uniforms, she said.

      Alterations offers a number of other services, including embroidery of tags to label gear and special orders, she said.

      Dry Cleaning/Alterations Services are provided to the installation by Americlean Drycleaners of Tomah, which is contracted through AAFES.

      For more information about Velcro nametapes at Fort McCoy, call Alterations at (608) 269-1075.

 

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