Combat Boots prior to entering the academy

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  1. tthacurtis@yahoo.com

    tthacurtis@yahoo.com USAFA 2015

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    I have heard from several different sources that it is a good idea to purchase combat boots ahead of time to break them in before BCT. Is there a specific type that we need to get as far as brand or style in order to go with the uniform and be acceptable to wear during BCT.
     
  2. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    From the December 2010 parents newsletter

    http://www.usafa.edu/superintendent/cma/newsletters/2010/10 Dec.pdf

    If you are still curious there is a recent thread where the boot model is given.
     
  3. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Don't need them

    The only shoes our son had on I Day were the running shoes on his feet and a pair of cleats in his bag. He said he had no trouble with the boots that were issued.
     
  4. 1993A10

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    From another parent newsletter:

    BOOT ISSUE FOR APPOINTEES

    According to Boot Issue, the Academy is no longer supporting the purchase
    of boots in advance. The main reasons for no longer getting boots in
    advance are:

    1. There is no break in period needed for the new boots.
    2. The USAFA is funded for two pair of boots for each incoming
    appointee. If an appointee shows up with any other boots, they will be
    instructed to send them home or use them for personal use only.

    If an appointee/parent is insistent about purchasing boots in advance, they
    may call boot issue at 719-333-3017.
     

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