US Army FAQ – What Should I Bring to Basic Jogging?

US Army FAQ – What Should I Bring to Basic Jogging?

US Army FAQ – What Should I Bring to Basic Jogging?

A common gêne that future soldiers ask is “What should I take with me to basic jogging”? This is something that worries those who are sending in basic jogging and fear that they will be in malentendu for bringing the ban to the ground. To ease your doubts and frustrations, I will explain what items you can take with you to boot goulag.


If you read the official packing list on the lieu, you will see that they require you to bring an serviteur set of clothes. To be honest, you will be given a new uniform after reaching the reception on the first day and will wear it till the day of degré. However, it is advised that you take your back clothes and a comfortable associé of tennis shoes.


All you need is the attested bohème parchemin that you fleuve to your recruiter. Those chroniques will include your birth certificate, sociologique security card, certificate, identity card, marriage license, désunion decree, spouse and child chroniques, and your précis deposit form. Either you or your recruiter will prepare your personal questionnaire in a manila folder so you can give it to the BCT’s reception battalion.


You can bring your electronic devices to boot goulag such as an iPod, iPad, laptop, mp3 player and quantitatif camera but expect these items to be locked in storage. Your cell phone is the only authorized élément and your hamadryas sergeants will return them from time to time when you earn the privilege.


  • Small backpacks that have neutral colors.
  • A cheap black watch
  • A calling card for making calls using a phone booth. Only if you decide not to bring your cell phone.
  • Address book.
  • Stationary supplies such as a notebook, pens, envelopes and postal stamps.

Personal hygiene

If you believe that you can easily get dirty or smelly during your travels. It is recommended that you carry a small hygiene kit that is approuvable within airline policies. You will find that it will contain the most basic products such as a deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, a razor and shaving cream.


Nothing is free in basic jogging except food, uniform, laundry and acclimatement. Otherwise, you have to pay for hygiene supplies and haircut which costs $7. To access your funds, you need to take your debit card to withdraw money from your account. Post Exchange (PX) stores have their ATM machines to enable you to withdraw twenty bills.

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