The Army will issue everything upon arrival at reception. Anything you do bring except your wallet(or religious necklace and wedding ring if you have one) will be locked away for your duration at Basic. Make sure to bring your debit card and/or checkbook. So with that being said pack light or close to nothing.
Your Recruiter, if you already joined, should have a packing list for you that he should give you on your initial orientation after enlisting. If he has set you up with an AKO account, you can also get the packing list from www.futuresoldiers.com.
Skoal and Copenhagen....I kid,I kid. Things I would tell my future soldiers were to make sure you buy THICK flip flops. You may take great care of your feet, but someone else there will not, and the last thing you want is to accidentally step in a puddle that has a jellyfish floating in it. Some top notch razors as well. Cheap ones stand a good chance of messing up your face as some days you just may have to shave in the cold.
Don't spend a lot at the reception PX/mini mall whatever it is. Bring a good, new pair of running shoes with you (wear them), some locks for your wall locker (one where the lock won't close unless the key is in it so you don't lock the keys in your locker) and some personal hygiene stuff and you'll be fine. I would probably only bring one extra set of clothes to change into as well.
Originally posted by ArmyVet11c: You don't need to bring anything. You buy it all there, don't waste your time/money.
uhh yet another bad advice by this "armyvet" who is claiming to be a vet, cannot provide accurate information at all and then claims to know "what book cam is like" on the book he is SELLING then states he has nothing to gain or lose by doing this LOL....
Lead by Example!!!
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