How to handle items during I-day

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by levih2013, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. levih2013

    levih2013 USAFA Class of 2017

    Oct 8, 2012
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    In the instructions to appointees booklet it lists required and recommended items to bring on I-day. At the bottom of the page, it says to hand carry these items, do not leave them in your luggage.

    I only have one piece of luggage, my backpack, with everything in it. I understand that it will be carried in my left hand on I-day.

    But, should I bring another smaller bag to carry my needed items?

    Will our backpacks be taken, or just our phones and civies?

    Please help, very confused. Thanks.
  2. Usafamom2016

    Usafamom2016 Member

    Sep 23, 2012
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    You won't need another bag to carry.
  3. dohdean

    dohdean 5-Year Member

    Oct 28, 2008
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    In previous years, it has been suggested that Basics put their important papers (medical forms), ID, money, debit card, etc. in a zip lock bag within their luggage so that these items are easy to find.
  4. melindayching

    melindayching 5-Year Member

    Jun 27, 2011
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    Last year we took dohdean's great advice and packed a ziplock bag with her various papers, including shot record, all the ID's she could possibly need and copies of all the other papers she might have sent it. She had that readily available in her backpack. When she checked her backpack in, she pulled out the ziplock and carried it through the processing part. The appointees were given a plastic shopping bag to put a bunch of stuff in as they went through inprocessing before getting on the bus and it seemed that the ziplock bag just got slipped into that bag. All good.
    Bottom line...only 1 backpack at inprocessing.
    Good luck!

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