• From right to left Spc. Nikki Reynolds, a native of Lebanon, Ind., accepts Capt. Sara Zerr, a 10th Sustainment Brigade support operations officer and Junction City, Kan., native, Army Combat Uniforms for some clothing repair at Camp Taji, Iraq. Reynolds is currently deployed with the 855th Quartermaster Company, 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade in support of Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

    Quartermaster Co. repair Soldiers' clothing

    From right to left Spc. Nikki Reynolds, a native of Lebanon, Ind., accepts Capt. Sara Zerr, a 10th Sustainment Brigade support operations officer and Junction City, Kan., native, Army Combat Uniforms for some clothing repair at Camp Taji, Iraq...

  • Pfc. Alysa Carter, a member of the Taji Renovation Shop and Columbus, Ohio native, reads instructions to the Army Combat Uniforms before making alterations at Camp Taji, Iraq. Carter is deployed with the 855th Quartermaster Company, 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade.

    Quartermaster Co. repair Soldiers' clothing

    Pfc. Alysa Carter, a member of the Taji Renovation Shop and Columbus, Ohio native, reads instructions to the Army Combat Uniforms before making alterations at Camp Taji, Iraq. Carter is deployed with the 855th Quartermaster Company, 398th Combat...

  • Spc. Anthony Cumming, the Renovation shop specialist and Columbus, Ohio native, inspects a Soldier's Army Combat Uniform before making repairs at Camp Taji, Iraq.

    Quartermaster Co. repair Soldiers' clothing

    Spc. Anthony Cumming, the Renovation shop specialist and Columbus, Ohio native, inspects a Soldier's Army Combat Uniform before making repairs at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • From left to right First Lt. Stephen Ralston; Sgt. Frank Billingham; Spc. Nikki Reynolds; Pfc. Alysa Carter; Spc. Benjamin Wagner; and Spc. Anthony Cumming manage the Taji Renovation Shop at Camp Taji, Iraq. These Soldiers are currently deployed with 855th Quartermaster Company, 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade in support of Multi-National Division - Baghdad

    Quartermaster Co. repair Soldiers' clothing

    From left to right First Lt. Stephen Ralston; Sgt. Frank Billingham; Spc. Nikki Reynolds; Pfc. Alysa Carter; Spc. Benjamin Wagner; and Spc. Anthony Cumming manage the Taji Renovation Shop at Camp Taji, Iraq. These Soldiers are currently deployed with...

CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Need rank sewn on, holes in your uniform repaired, new Velcro for your pockets, or maybe even your Kevlar cover fixed'

The South Bend, Ind., 855th Quartermaster Company opened the 10th Sustainment Brigade's Clothing Renovation Shop here June 13 and can help.

The shop's primary goal is to provide various mending repairs to zippers, buttons and Velcro on the Army Combat Uniforms, mechanic coveralls, flight suits and other military gear without charging a fee.

"We have the capability to repair damaged uniforms and save Soldiers money," said Col. Mark E. Drake, the 10th Sustainment Brigade commander. The Taji Renovation shop could save Soldiers $15 on average, per visit.

The shop accepts bulk turn-ins with coordination prior to turn-in and gives units located in remote bases the opportunity to get their clothing repair needs met.

First Lt. Stephen Ralston, a native of Niles, Mich., and officer in charge said, "Being able to repair Soldiers' uniforms and provide a good turnaround time for them is a great opportunity."

He said their standard operating procedures for the turn-around of uniforms are four days; however, depending on the work load, this high-speed team wants to have clothing back to the Soldiers within one to three days.

The 855th QM Co., has a set system of handling the items they receive.

"Soldiers come in and fill out the paperwork, tell us what they need done to their clothing. We bag it, tag it, and then make any alterations needed to the clothes," said Spc. Nikki Reyonlds, a native of Lebanon, Ind.

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