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Packing List

 
USE THE FOLLOWING LIST AS A GUIDELINE ONLY.  yOU SHOULD ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR RECRUITER FOR A MORE DETAILED LIST WHICH WOULD INCLUDE ANY CHANGES NOT YET POSTED TO THIS LIST.

WHAT TO BRING

CLOTHING
...� 1-day supply of casual, comfortable clothing
(no halter tops or ragged shorts)
...� Three sets of underwear (white)
...� One pair of white, calf-length athletic socks
(no color bands, designs or logos) Additional socks will be purchased at the post exchange (PX)
...� A pair of comfortable shoes
...� Eyeglasses (no faddish/stylish eyewear)
...� Luggage should be limited to one small suitcase or
gym bag

LOCK
...� One lock (combination or padlock with two keys)
Additional lock will be purchased at PX

TOILET ARTICLES
...� Disposable/safety razor with blades
...� Shaving cream (optional for women)
...� Toothbrush with case
...� Hairbrush or 6" black comb
...� One washcloth and towel (Additional items will be
purchased at the PX)
...� Anti-perspirant
...� Shower shoes
...� Toothpaste
...� Dental floss
...� Shampoo
...� Soap and soap case

MONEY
...� $10.00, but no more than $50.00, in cash
...� Traveler's Checks or Money Orders
(Personal checks are not recommended because of
limited check-cashing facilities.)

DOCUMENTS YOU MAY NEED TO BRING WITH YOU
...� Social Security card
...� Valid driver's license or current state identification card
...� A direct deposit form from your checking account signed
by a bank official, or the name, address, account number
and routing number of your financial institution
if applicable)
...� Original or certified copies of your marriage certificate,
divorce decree or separation order (if applicable)
...� Original or certified copies of birth certificates of children
under 18; affidavit of support for parents; court
documents and direct deposit forms if ordered to pay
spousal and/or child support (if applicable)
...� Proof of citizenship (if you were not born in the United
States)
...� If you are married to a service member in the military,
have the name, social security number and military
address of your spouse
...� Copies of your lease agreement or rental contract for any
dependents residing outside of government quarters (if
applicable)
...� Original or certified ROTC documentation (if applicable)
...� Original college transcripts; GED or High School diploma

YOUR ORDERS
...� Be sure to have all copies of orders and documents
issued by your unit recruiter and /or MEPS. These orders
must be delivered by you and by hand. Travel and meal
tickets will be provided.

WHAT NOT TO BRING!


...� Family
...� Pets
...� Privately owned vehicles
...� Expensive personal items - Cameras, radios, tape
players, jewelry and costly watches are hard to
safeguard during training.
...� Nonprescription drugs or drug paraphernalia
...� Steel hair picks
...� Razor blades
...� Weapons of any type, including pocket knives
...� Obscene or pornographic material
...� Alcoholic beverages
...� Playing cards/dice/dominoes
...� Cigarettes/tobacco products
...� Batteries (except size "D")

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR WOMEN ONLY


ADDITIONAL ITEMS WOMEN MIGHT NEED OR DESIRE TO BRING
...� Undergarments: Panties (cotton recommended), bras,
and one full slip (all neutral shade), flesh-tone nylons
or pantyhose.
...� Hairstyles not considered appropriate when in uniform:
Ponytail, extreme bouffant styles, exotic upsweeps and
the corkscrew or "corn row" styles.

CLOTHING AND JEWELRY
...� Do not mix items of civilian clothing with your uniform
and vice versa.
...� You may wear quarter-inch or less pearl, gold, silver, or
diamond spherical earrings with Army uniforms, except
for the Battle Dress Uniform and Physical Fitness Uniform.