Advice for 2021 from a Current Cadet

FMHS-79

Parent
The Instructions to Appointees provides the following guidance: "Students should bring discretionary money of approximately $275 plus any anticipated travel funds. This will allow students to purchase items needed prior to the first payday on 1 August 2017. These will include miscellaneous items such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, ironing board, etc.".

As Hodge indicated, this $275 could be cash or a credit/debit card.
 

kanon

New Member
Thank you so much for this thread; it's super helpful. I had to cancel my credit and debit card 5 days before basic because I thought I lost it (found it in a parking lot). Had USAA send both to my P.O. Box. Just hoping that cadres will let me receive mail from USAA within the first week.
 

usafa411

Member
Thank you so much for this thread; it's super helpful. I had to cancel my credit and debit card 5 days before basic because I thought I lost it (found it in a parking lot). Had USAA send both to my P.O. Box. Just hoping that cadres will let me receive mail from USAA within the first week.
USAFA will give you everything you need. Good luck.
 
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