I thought I would start a thread for any new appointees or their parents who might have questions about Basic. Hopefully some other cadets will be around to chime in their responses as well! Just to get it started, one question I remember having was: If the packet says bring 8 pairs of underwear (don't remember the real number) is that what I should bring? Answer: YES. I think I brought one or two more sets than was recommended, but that was just more stuff to move on moving day. Bring the number they say and you'll be fine. It's that number for a reason!