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Breadstick Gun
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Airforce BMT packing list



I ship out to BMT on Tuesday and was just wanting to see if any OT'ers have recently gone through. If so, any advice on packing or just tips in general.

Here is my packing list so far:

*3 days worth of clothes including running shoes, white socks, proper fitting jeans, plain shirts.
*(black) ball point pen
*Shampoo
*Body Wash-I was told def use this instead of bar soap. Helps with inspections.
*Deodorant-which is easier? spray or stick
*Toothbrush/toothbrush tray/toothpaste
*Notebook
*Black shoe polish/cloth
*(black) shower shoes flip flops
*Razor
*Shaving cream. I was told just go with reg shaving cream rather than the gel. Easier to keep clean thus easier with inspections.
*Cell phone/Charger


Okay so a few questions. My DEP guide list these items as optional so do I need to bring...

*envelopes
*stamps
*towels
*spray starch/fabric finish
*iron
*D size batteries

Any finally, what about $$$. I have my USAA account setup already. So I can setup the direct deposit and use my USAA debit card correct?

Or should I also bring some cash? I dont want to have log all the serial numbers on the cash and keep up with all that extra stuff if I dont need to.

Thanks in advance to everyone.







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jimbeam
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re: Airforce BMT packing list


Beer money





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Jim Rockford
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*Cell phone/Charger






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geauxtigers585
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re: Airforce BMT packing list


They let you bring your cell phone?





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Breadstick Gun
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They let you bring your cell phone?


Yes instead of calling cards and all that they want you to bring your cell phone. You use it upon arrival to call your family and notify them that you've made it. Then it is locked away with all of your other civi things.






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Mizzoufan26
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You guys will head to the exchange within the first couple days. They will give you a shopping list of items you need to buy at that time, unless you were specificially told you need to bring these items.

Your cell phone and charger are going to be stored in your luggage and you won't have that for the duration you are there.

Once again you can get envelopes an stamps, (including air force labeled envelopes which would be cool to send home). The batteries would be for your flashlight you get issued. Not sure if D was the correct size or not though.

You will also be able to get an eagle cash card, using this will simply deduct the money you spend at the exchange from your first month's pay.

Just make sure you have some comfy clothes on your first dat to BMT. I showed up in jeans and a button down and was standing around for hours wearing that shite.






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bobbyleewilliams
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I started basic training @ Lackland in April '69
so things may have changed some(cell phones!) but
I would bring some money(didn't have a cc back then).






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lsuconnman
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I'd bring a cardboard cutout to help you cheat and make quicker hospital corners when making your bead. I'd also bring the straps that attach your socks to your shirts.





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Breadstick Gun
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Once again you can get envelopes an stamps, (including air force labeled envelopes which would be cool to send home). The batteries would be for your flashlight you get issued. Not sure if D was the correct size or not though.

You will also be able to get an eagle cash card, using this will simply deduct the money you spend at the exchange from your first month's pay.


Thanks man. Definitely answered some of my main questions. I just want to pack light






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Mizzoufan26
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I'd bring a cardboard cutout to help you cheat and make quicker hospital corners


You should go ahead and not do that. Will only cause you trouble.

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I'd also bring the straps that attach your socks to your shirts


If you are authorized the straps you can get them at the exchange.






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gotboost02
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so many thoughts run through my head talking about bmt .. 8 years ago .. have fun and dont stand out





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Breadstick Gun
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re: Airforce BMT packing list


I forgot to put in the OP. What about a generic black watch?





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LewDawg
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Straps? You mean mother fricking shirt stays?





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777Tiger
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dvd of stripes, and make them give you the call sign "cruiser"





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crimsonsaint
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Notebook


The movie?






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polarbehr
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bring nothing

everything you bring that is not approved will be locked up until you graduate

you can buy stuff when you get there

dont shave your head, you will still have to pay for the haircut







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Flanders
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Boy scouts sounds tougher than this af bmt thing you speak of.





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Ace Midnight
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I ship out to BMT on Tuesday


Don't be first

Don't be last

Don't do anything to draw attention to yourself.

Once they know your name without looking, your easy time is over.

Get in the mode of just doing what you're told, when you're told and not thinking about. It will be easier and the time will go faster. Try to avoid the urge to pause and get clarification - that will only make things worse. Don't think about it, just do it. That will be tough at first, but you'll get used to it.

Good luck, Airman.






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ZZTIGERS
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dont stand out

Great advice. I also wouldn't volunteer too much, if at all. I know that sounds bad, but in my experience, it's the way to go. My TI didn't know my name until 4th or 5th week, when they sew your last name on your ABUs.

Most importantly, the quickest way out of BMT is to graduate. Push through & avoid getting the dreaded "wash back".

Good Luck






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TideHater
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*Cell phone/Charger

They will take this day one

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*stamps

they will take this day one

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what about $$$. I

they will take this day one.

They do not allow anything of any monetary value. They will give you back your stamps when you are allowed to write home. money they will keep until you graduate. You should take two of each of your toiletries so you can hide a set in your dirty laundry bag. That way you always have a set ready for inspection.
Pray you do not go to the 3723rd BMTS Squadron.






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