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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.