Girl Basic training needs..

August 29th, 2005  

Topic: Girl Basic training needs..

Hey, I'm Jen and I'm due to leave for basic training Sept 13th for the air national guard branch, and then go straight to tech school for a Command post position. I have some questions into what specific stuff do girls need. I know we have too bring oru own bras and what not, but can they have brand names on them? White or black? Shampoo and soap, what kind of bottles do you recommend? I've gotton the basic training packet, but its confusing into what you need to bring with you. Can someone help me out a bit?? Thanks!!
August 29th, 2005  
I don't think she was looking for a "I think" answer

Try this link. There is about four pages of info...

And here is the official packing list...

As to bringing labeled bottles - for the Army it was okay to have "brandname" type items. I used Head and Shoulders shampoo no problem...
September 6th, 2005  

Topic: girl things

During WW II, everything had to be G I, now they don't care. Normal shampoo, deoderante, no fancy perfume, is OK. Underwear should be white and conserative, no frilly purple bras, thongs, etc. You are not trying to attract boys, but to keep your breasts from acting up during a run. remember, with few exceptions, your training will be the same as the men's.
Once you get through basic, and are off duty, you can wear what you like.
September 6th, 2005  
I would defintely reccomend a sports bra. Some non-perfumed soap and such if you can (the perfume in soap and shampoos can sometimes cause problems) As they said, you are there for training, not to attract men.