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Suits for Service Members

AUSA and ACU step up to help transitioning service members

The Suits for Service Members program provides two complimentary suites for service members transitioning to civilian jobs. Stock photo

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As our country continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded that our transitioning service members are being hit from all sides. Fortunately, the Association of the US Army (AUSA) and America's Credit Union (ACU) have stepped up once again to offer help.

In August, the Suits for Service Members program became suddenly in need of a new place to call home, so Amy Tiemeyer, AUSA Chapter President, reached out to Amy Shuey, ACU Director of Marketing, about the possibility of ACU hosting the program at the ACU North Fort branch. ACU was and is completely thrilled to host and store the program that feeds into the Hawk Transition Center. "ACU is a proud partner of AUSA and we are thrilled to be hosting the Suits for Soldiers program. This program provides Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) an underrated and crucial service for transitioning soldiers," says Shuey.

Opening again for appointments and fittings please email For more information on our chapter please visit or for information on ACU please visit  

About Suits for Service Members

Provide two complimentary suits for service members who are within six months from transitioning from the military to civilian employment. All branches of the military qualify, including National Guard and Reserve service members currently on active duty orders. Suits for Service Members provide interview ready clothing for men and women.

Suits for Service Members was established in 2011 and over 10,000 articles of clothing have been distributed to over 6,000 service members since the program's inception. Suits for Service Members accepts clothing donations. For men: new/gently used, clean, smoke free business clothing to include suits, shirts, ties (on hangers preferred). For women: new/gently used, clean, smoke free business clothing to include suits, dresses, jackets, slacks, skirts and tops (on hangers preferred). donations must be styles within the last eight years, we only suit Reserve/National Guard who has been on orders for one year or longer. Every service member must show proof of separation date, ex. approved leave, orders, or ERB/ORB (we do not keep copies). We do not measure service members must provide their own. Also available is our Suit Closet at the North Fort Hawk Career Center where service members are welcome to stop in and grab suit separates at their leisure. 501 (c) 3 tax donation letters are available upon request.


Founded in 1954 as the Fort Lewis Federal Credit Union, ACU is owned and operated by members - and all profits are returned to our membership, allowing ACU to offer lower loan rates, higher interest returns on deposits and fewer fees. As a financial cooperative, ACU puts the interest of JBLM and the South Sound first, focusing on helping small businesses thrive, supporting families, and strengthening communities.


The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America's Army and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

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