I cannot even wait. I am so excited and the anticipation is killing me. I have already met around 40 people, all shipping on the same date as me- two of which are shipping from the same MEPS location! I can’t wait to meet my future brothers and sisters.

I just uploaded a YouTube video of what I’m bringing to BMT. Here is a complete list of all of the items:

  • Duffle Bag (Checked Bag for liquids over 3.4oz)*
  • Drawstring Bag (Carry On for important stuff)*
  • 6oz Shampoo
  • 6oz Conditioner
  • Leave in Hair Serum
  • 6oz Hair Gel
  • 6oz Face Wash
  • 2 Bars of Soap
  • Soap Dish/Container
  • Travel Size Sunscreen Lotion
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer
  • Bath Mitt (instead of loofah)
  • Nail Kit
  • Razor
  • Eyebrow Razors
  • Tweezers
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush Cover
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair Brush
  • Hair Combs
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Elastics
  • Hair Donut
  • Makeup (For Graduation/Pics)
  • Facial Wipes
  • Feminine Wipes
  • Pads (Sanitary Napkins)
  • 6 Sports Bras
  • 2 Padded Bras- One Black, One Nude
  • 8 Pairs of Underwear
  • 2 Pairs of Socks
  • 2 Pairs of Spandex Shorts
  • 3 T Shirts
  • 2 Pairs of Pants
  • Blouse (for Graduation Weekend)
  • Closed Toe Shoes (for Graduation Weekend)
  • Small Photo Album
  • Watch
  • Notebook
  • Lint Roller
  • Shoe Insoles
  • Running Sneakers (with insoles)
  • Binder with Important Documents (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Resume, Certifications, etc.)
  • Immunization Records
  • Other Important Documents such as Contract
  • Driver’s License
  • Debit Cards
  • $20 Cash
  • Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Charger

*I am planning on checking a bag (see YouTube video for more info)

It seems like a ton of stuff BUT it doesn’t look it when packed. Also I’d rather be over prepared than under. Most of the items I am personally packing will be provided by the Air Force through the backpack initiative. My recruiter let me know this tip: Anything you don’t used from your backpack initiative can be returned to the exchange/mini-mall and the money will be put back onto your card. If you want to see the official Air Force BMT Packing List and for more information on Air Force provided items click here.



Wifey and Mama-to-be Beauty professional Air Force Medical Technician Hoping to inspire others throughout my journey This is my life

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