Boots

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  1. usafabound

    usafabound New Member

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    I was talking to my ALO and she said boots will be issued to me- is this true?
     
  2. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    Yes. You could've purchased them at Orientation, but I know most get them during inprocessing.
     
  3. HNeedle

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    you will get EVERYTHING issued to you. all you need to bring is your required paperwork and, if nothing has changed, a razor. unless you're a female

    usafa takes great care of their basics :)
     
  4. DMAC09

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    The "Instructions to Appointees" booklet also says to bring toiletries.
     
  5. Bombtrack

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    and $250.
     
  6. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Parents complained about this at orientation... I almost laughed out loud when they mentioned that people didn't have to do this at the Naval Academy...right in front of the Cadre.
     
  7. HNeedle

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    okay then well yours will be different. we showed up with nothing.. back when it was hard :) hahahahah
     
  8. Don

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    $250

    I don’t get it, what is the $250 for? They said incidentals like soap and toothpaste. How much tooth paste do you need?
     
  9. PDub

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    I'm sure there will be lots of little things to buy at the C-store (isn't an ironing board needed?). Either way, I don't see it to be hard at all to spend 250 bucks.
     
  10. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    agreed. 2 months with 250 is plenty, but i think they tell you to have more than you really need. just in case...
     
  11. USAFA hopeful

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    I read 150...anywho, 250 dollars is still a small price to pay considering any necessities will be pretty much free for 4 years
     
  12. HNeedle

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    stuff i remember buying w/ magic money in basic:

    shaving cream
    vacuum
    ironing board
    iron
    windex
    paper towels
    starch
    paper towels
    paper towels
    dusters
    paper towels
    windex
    starch
    aaaaaaand paper towels.

    you can definitely blow through 250 easily
     
  13. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    someone likes paper towels! lol =]
     
  14. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    How are we supposed to bring toothpaste/shaving cream/ razors on the airplane?

    TSA is pretty strict nowadays, for a good reason.
     
  15. Gonzo15

    Gonzo15 USAFA Cadet

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    Put it in your checked luggage or buy them in Co. Springs before inprocessing.
     
  16. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Well I'm not gonna check a bag, but that second idea is a good one. Thanks.
     
  17. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    little plastic bags :)
     
  18. kt.gipson@gmail.com

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    I think im just going to mail my razor and all that stuff to my dad's friend out there (he'll be my sponsor.)
     
  19. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Well then, you'll be waiting at least 3 weeks for it.
    Doolie Day Out is the first basic/sponsor interaction, unless you somehow get him as your B&B host.
     
  20. PDub

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    I thought I heard somewhere that shaving razors are allowed by TSA now, but I'm not completely sure.
    Anyone know if magic money will exist next year? I also thought I heard somewhere that that's going away.
     

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