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Follow rules for uniform disposal

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- It's not uncommon for some people to clean out their closets around the start of a new year. Some of these people may have found an overabundance of military clothing and might be wondering what to do with it.

Disposition or amnesty boxes for clothing, such as those found down range, allow you to turn in unwanted items such as boots, blouses, pants or any unwanted military clothing item. The boxes, once full, are emptied, and the items are destroyed either by shredding or burning, but there is not one located on Peterson AFB.

According to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office located on Fort Carson, distinctive clothing such as Airman Battle Uniforms or physical training gear need to be returned to DRMO because they are considered government property. The clothing allowance service members are allotted should to go to buying and updating uniforms, however the military still requires these items be returned after no longer needed. DRMO will sign for the clothes and either destroy or redistribute the clothing.

Another option is donating unwanted items to a base museum or the local Airman's Attic, but make sure to contact them in advance to see if they are willing to accept the unwanted items.

For more information reference the Department of Defense 4160.2-M Defense Reutilization and Marketing Manual or contact the DRMO office at (719) 526-9689. You may also contact your unit antiterrorism officer representative.

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