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Basic Cadet Packing List

All items are REQUIRED unless specifically noted as recommended or optional.

All items should be labeled with cadet's name, initials, or CAP ID. 

Encampment will not be responsible for lost / forgotten equipment at Alpena

 

AF Style Blues Uniform
  • One (1) Flight Cap with Cadet Insignia
  • One (1) Light Blue, Short Sleeve Shirt
  • One (1) Uniform Trousers/Slacks/Skirt
  • One (1) Belt w/silver buckle
  • One (1) set CAP Insignia
  • All earned ribbons and devices, all earned badges and insignia (wings, GTM badge, etc.)
  • Blue CAP Nameplate
Utility Uniforms (BDUs/ABUs)
  • One (1) BDU-OR-ABU Shirt with approved patches and insignia.  All officer grade SEWN on. 2 BDU or ABU Shirts Preferred
  • Two (2) pair BDU -OR- ABU Trousers
  • BDU Only: One (1) Belt w/black open face buckle
  • ABU Only: One (1) Desert Tan Belt w/open face buckle
  • One (1) BDU -OR- ABU Cap (No berets or unit hats)
Physical Training (PT) Uniforms
  • Two (2) pairs of gym shorts
  • One (1) pair of sweat/track pants
  • Two (2) plain black T-shirts
  • One (1) plain sweatshirt
Footwear
  • One (1) pair of Black Oxford Dress Shoes (or pumps) for Blues Uniform
  • One (1) pair of (BROKEN IN) Black, Combat Boots for BDUs
  • One (1) pair of athletic shoes
  • One (1) pair shower clogs or flip-flops
Socks/Hose
  • Six (6) pair of socks (Heavy, Thick) for Boots
  • Three (3) pairs black dress socks
  • Two (2) pairs hose/stockings, neutral color (required if skirt is worn)
  • Eight (8) pairs of athletic socks
  • One (1) set of shirt garters (optional)
Other Clothing & Undergarments
  • One (1) Raincoat or Poncho
  • Ten (10) pairs of underwear
  • Three (3) White V-Neck T-shirts
  • Ten (10) Desert Tan T-Shirts
  • One-Two (1-2) sets of (modest) Civilian clothes for travel/cookout
  • One (1) set of shirt garters
    (optional)
  • One-Two (1-2) Swimsuits (modest) for the
    beach/open bay showers
Toiletry Kit
  • One (1) Shaving Kit (if needed)
  • One (1) Bar Soap w/Plastic Container or bottle of liquid body soap
  • One (1) Shampoo (Conditioner if needed)
  • One (1) Toothbrush
  • One (1) Toothpaste
  • Two (2) Bath Towels
  • Two (2) Washcloths
  • One (1) Chapstick (Recommended)
  • One (1) Comb
  • One (1) Brush (If needed)
  • Bug Repellant (Recommended)
  • Sunscreen (Recommended)
  • Deodorant
  • Kleenex/Tissues
  • (Female) Sanitary Supplies
  • Nail Clippers (Recommended)
  • Four (4) Rolls of toilet paper (will not be
    provided)
Prescription Medication: See CAPF 163.

Miscellaneous

  • Large Rubbermaid Bin / Container (to use as foot locker)
  • No more than $20 in cash
  • Boot Blousers (Two Pair)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Cloth Band-Aids and Moleskin
  • Flashlight w/Batteries
  • Hangers (minimum:  8 matching)
  • Laundry Bag (Mesh w/ drawstring)
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Shoe Shine Kit with soft cloth rag
  • Small sewing kit
  • Spiral notebook (Pocket Size)
  • Stitch gauge
  • Suitcase / Duffel bag
  • Empty Shoebox (Recommended)
  • Yardstick or Ruler (Recommended)
  • (Female) Hair Net (Recommended)
Web Gear (if you already have it):
  • Pistol Belt
  • Canteen w/Holder

Cadets are advised to leave any valuables at home, as there is no place to secure them for the week.

 

The following items are considered contraband and will be confiscated for the duration of the week.  Items will be returned at the end of encampment. NOTE - Perishable and illegal items will not be returned.  This list is NOT all inclusive:

  • Radios/iPods/MP3 players
  • Cell Phones
  • Knives/Hatchets
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Soda
  • iPads / Tablets
  • Electronic Games
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Ammunition
  • Firearms
  • Non-CAP reading material
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco 
  • Controlled substances
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