Luggage VS Backpack for I-Day

RedFalconCO19

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I am slightly confused on the packing for I Day. There are 3 separate areas on my Inprocessing Checklist: Items to hand-carry inside the manila envelope, Items to hand-carry on your person (wearing on your person, in your wallet/billfold, or in a small bag or tote), and Items to pack in your luggage (you will not need these items during inprocessing). Does this mean that I have to bring BOTH a backpack AND luggage??? All of my items fit in my backpack and the things I need to carry on person I can fit in a small bag.
 

Velocity2012

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If you want to get a better perspective with respect to I-Day - do's and don'ts this photo album will give you a really good perspective:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/131708601@N03/albums/72157695423803232

There are two photographers on Flickr, Cadet Media and USAFA Spirit, that have great albums that you can view for free, which in retrospect I wish that I had viewed prior to my DD's I-Day experience several years ago. As you will clearly see, suitcases are a really bad idea.
 

fencersmother

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The smallest, lightest backpack you can find that will fit all and only those things required. If you insist on bringing boots, tie them around your neck.
 

Capri120

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In 2016, if you had boots with you, they told you to put them on before beginning the in-processing line.
 

2018DAD

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If you have them on.... remember to tuck laces!! No use starting behind the curve... if not IT WILL be pointed out!! Emphatically [emoji54]
 
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