Keeping Your Uniform Clean
This Product should be used to keep your dress whites and white hats as bright as possible. It can be purchased at Walmart for about $5. Just follow the directions on the back.
Dress Blues should be dry cleaned. If you attempt to clean them yourself, wash on delicate with woolite and hang them up to dry or tumble dry with AIR ONLY. DO NOT put them in the dryer with heat. Before washing, you can wet the piping and use a plain white toothpaste and tooth brush to scrub the white piping to help clean it. TEST THIS IN A SMALL AREA first.
Dress Shoes and Boots
You will need to polish your shoes the old fashioned way.....with some Kiwi polish and a LOT of elbow grease. Use a toothbrush to get into the crevices around the sole stitching. DO NOT heat up your wax by setting it on fire. This can get out of hand quickly and can cause burns and damage. A video will be posted as soon as I can find a good one.
Other Stuff will fill this space soon
Stuff about Dress Whites and how to iron them
All clothing should be marked with the cadets last name and first initial. The pictures above are examples of military marking kits that can be purchased from Vanguard or picked up at a Military Exchange Store. They are made by Com-Pac and come in a variety of configurations. The picture on the right is of the Deluxe kit that can be found at Navy Exchanges.
Get a box....any old box will do. Get some foam....any old foam will do. These things help keep your uniform items secure, neat and clean, organized and ready for use. the old pill bottles hold spare clasps, extra ribbons and appurtenances. Two good pieces of foam will keep your ribbons protected and ready for use. Put belts in a plastic bag and wrap with a rubber band. keep spare shoe laces, a lint roller and other items ready for use.
Uniform Care Videos
Videos will be posted here that show how to stencil, fold and store your uniform items.