What To Bring To Navy Boot Camp (2018 Version)

Navy boot camp is probably one of the easiest places to pack for. There’s no other place that provides literally everything you need for your stay. Here is a simple list of the things to bring for navy boot camp that will be effortless to pack:

  • One pair of prescription glasses – (Note: You will not be allowed to wear contact lenses after your first couple of days at navy boot camp.) If contact lenses are worn and you do not have a pair of glasses, you may wear the contact lenses to boot camp and bring a contact lens case with a small bottle of solution for cleaning, disinfecting, and storage. Military glasses will be issued during the first few days of in-processing and contact lens will then no longer be permitted.
  • Money – recommended, $10 – maximum of $20 (You won’t need more than that)
  • Light sweater/jacket for winter months (It will be mailed back to your home after arrival at your expense)
  • Completed Direct Deposit Sign-Up (Standard Form 1199A, if you already have a bank account)
  • Check book and ATM card
  • Photo Identification/ Drivers license
  • Small Bible
  • Social Security Card
  • Pre-paid calling cards
  • (Females Only) Basic makeup: One of each: face powder, blush, lipstick, eye shadow and mascara (non-aerosol or glass). Make-up will be authorized for division photographs, family night, and on graduation liberty only.



Additional Items to Bring, if Applicable;

  • Birth control pills and/or thyroid replacement medications
  • Immunization Record
  • Small address book
  • Jewelry (limit to Wedding Ring, Watch, Religious Medallion)
  • Retainer case
  • Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Family Papers (Note: If you’re married, bring copies of your marriage certificate and the birth certificates of all your dependent children. These certificates are necessary to register allotments. You must also bring copies of court decrees pertaining to alimony and child support. Additionally, if either your wife or husband has been previously divorced, a certified copy of divorce documents is required.)
  • Alien Papers (You must bring a copy of your certificate of entry)

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