What should I bring to basic?

What should I bring to basic?

According to the Air Force recruiter, the only things you “HAVE TO HAVE” to go to basic training are a picture ID (driver’s license if your Air Force job requires one), Social Security card or printout from the Social Security office, direct-deposit form and the clothes on your back.

What should I pack for basic training?

Checklist of items for basic training

  • Clothing. You’ll need casual, comfortable clothing.
  • Combination lock or padlock. One lock is required, either a combination lock or a padlock with two keys.
  • Toiletries.
  • Money.
  • Required documents.
  • Your orders.

What can I bring to boot camp army?


  • 2-day supply of casual, comfortable clothing.
  • 1 pair of comfortable shoes.
  • 6 pairs of white, calf-length athletic socks.
  • Running shoes.
  • Shower shoes.
  • Eyeglass band (if you wear eyeglasses)
  • 3 pairs of white underwear (men)
  • Athletic supporter (men)

Do you have to shave your head in the Army?

Hair: Do not shave your head before leaving for basic training. This applies to both males and females. All facial hair should be shaved thoroughly before arriving at basic training. Recruiting T-Shirts: When you enlist in any branch of the military your recruiter may give you a t-shirt with military insignia.

Do you shower together at basic training Army?

In basic training, you take group showers. There’s no way out of communal showers. Everyone in your barracks will enter the shower room assigned to your barracks when commanded. The shower area is one large tiled room with multiple shower heads along the walls.

Do you shower together at basic training army?

Can I bring my Bible to boot camp?

Yes, you can send a bible to your recruit in boot camp.

What is the peanut butter shot?

A ‘Peanut Butter Shot’ is a slang term used when referring to an injection given to all new Bootcamp recruits. The name comes from the color of the medicine and how it feels entering and spreading throughout the body. The medicine is called penicillin and is used to kill certain types of bacteria.

Will the Army fix my teeth?

While the military does offer dentistry services, there are still strict standards on oral health to prevent the need for excessive dental treatment during active duty and all of the liabilities that come along with tooth pain, infection, and inability to eat properly.

Do you shower together in the army?