you can....why pay all that money for a brand new uniform when you can get lighty worn ones (and sometimes even new ones) for far less than the uniform shop price???
It is really amazing what the thrift shop has to offer. At the old Bolling, the new JBAB base the AFOWC Thrift Shop, has prices for uniforms at a HUGE bargain. Just had a young army man come in and not believe the prices he saw - he will be bringing back his "brandy" new purchases to the uniform shop and stocking up on the ones from the thrift shop.
Just as an example here's what you can get...
ABU's (Light Green/Tan)
Top and Bottom (each) $6.00
Gortex Jacket $50.00
Fleece Jacket $20.00
How about service dress??
Pants and Skirts (each) $2.00
Dress Coat $5.00
PT Jacket??? How about $10.00?
Uniform Accessories range from 50 cents for any soft rank, patch, metal rank, belt buckle to $2.00 for a garrison hat
Boots too.... they'll only set you back $10.00
This is a great way to save, support the military charities and have the extra to spend on a movie or a nice dinner....