These items aren't required but are highly recommended by OTS reporting instructions and prior graduates.
You only need one, but two might come in handy.
You absolutely will need one of these for keeping your dress uniforms inspection ready.
Not required, but they make boots a bit more comfortable.
A must have for field training, the gloves can have small logos.
A must have for getting to OTS and field training.
Can also be purchased at Clothing Sales.
Very helpful for transporting your service dress uniform without wrinkling it too much.
Black ink is a must, ballpoints are recommended.
You'll need at least 10 for your uniform items. Some rooms already had them, so you may not need them.
Pods are recommended as they're far easier to pack, a 36 pack is more than enough to get you through the course.
Always carry one on you for burning unsightly uniform strings.
Needed for OTS classes from April through November. Winter classes can skip this.
Recommended year round, as you'll be getting some sun through out OTS even in the winter months.
These items aren't necessarily needed, though they may make your time at OTS easier.
For scrapes and cuts you may get along the way.
You're probably going to have to label a thing or two.
Not a bad idea to keep some in your dorm room and backpack.
A must have for studying! Wired, wireless, and AirPods are all ok to use.
For when you need to stay fresh, but a shower isn't necessarily available. Great for field training.
Very handy to remove grass and dirt from your boots and shoes.
Opps! You washed your OCP top with a pen in the pocket! You'll be glad you had this.
(Prior Service Online) you'll have little to no access to Air Force computers, having a CAC reader was quite helpful for accessing email and records.
Nail clippers are very helpful with uniform strings.
Helpful for keeping your hydration system clean.
For clipping uniform strings, and the 341s that you'll need if you miss any.
You'll be drinking tap water at OTS, you may want a way to filter it.
The dorms can get cold, especially for the winter classes. Many students bring a sleeping bag or blanket.
If you get sick of drinking water, you may want to mix it up. Just don't use it in the hydration system!
Not everyone in your flight will need one, but you'll be everyones best friend if you have one. Don't forget extra ink and paper.
For your first salute!
Read about the tradition here.
If you prefer an electric razor over blades thats fine, just be sure to bring some blades as back up.
These can help keep you awake in some of the... less fun classes.
Very helpful for measuring uniform accoutrements.
Definitely something worth having in case you lose a button, or worse.
You will have a room mate, and up to 30 room mates during field training.
There's not much opportunity for strength training at OTS, having these in your room may be helpful.
Wall outlets can be hard to come by, especially in field training.
Braids are authorized now, however you may opt for the hair bun, the donut makes it far easier. How to use a donut.
These work well in camelbacks, and come highly recommended for summer classes.
OTS Staff provides glasses for field training and the firing range, however they're all scratched to hell. You may want to bring your own.
Members of winter classes have recommended these for early mornings, and field training.
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