MUST HAVE

Dry Erase Pens

PURCHASE
  • This is the #1 most recommended item to bring with you by former candidates:
    At least four rolls of 1” (preferably waterproof) white athletic tape (hockey tape).
  • 3 small notebooks (Rite in the rain 3×5 tactical). Don't worry about having too many. You'll use dozens across TBS and deployments!
  • 1 box of erasable black pens. Recommended: frixion
  • 1 red LED headlamp (some candidates recommend having a backup pair)
  • 1 rugged waterproof watch 82% of our fans recommend the Suunto Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch ($122) or Digital Sports Watch Water Resistant Outdoor (lower price and very durable - $15.99)
  • 1 six-inch ruler
  • 2 Mechanical or #2 pencils
  • 2 Highlighters
  • 1 Pack of 4 fine point map pens
  • Personal name stamp kit (1/2 in. capital letters with tape)
  • 1 Roll of electrical tape
  • 1 Pair of small scissors
  • 10 Ziploc bags – Quart
  • 10 Ziploc bags – Gallon
  • 1 Roll of duct tape
  • 2 Erasable red pens
  • 4 Cheap dish rags
  • 1 Box of 375 count cotton swabs (short handle)
  • 1 Pack of 100 count cotton swabs (long handle)
  • Shipping packet from your OSO (including copies of your orders to OCS)
  • Copies of all dependent’s papers (marriage certificate, divorce decree, birth certificates, and
  • adoption papers)
  • Health, dental, or shot records
  • Drivers license
  • Cell phone and charger (will be turned in to the staff and given back at liberty)
  • Photos of your family
  • Sharpie Rub-A-Dub marker
  • 1 roll of clear packing tape to "laminate" things such as the covers of your candidate regs, your liberty buddy card, etc.