Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) 

These are all the required OCP items for OTS, as well as links to where to get them online.

OCP Coat (2x)
(Some choose to bring a 3rd set for field training)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: www.shopmyexchange.com or www.kellac.com

OCP Pants (2x)
(Some choose to bring a 3rd set for field training)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or: www.shopmyexchange.com or www.kellac.com

Name Tapes (4x)

One for each uniform top, one for your patrol cap, and one for your OCP fleece. 

Brown for USAF, Blue For USSF

1800nametape.com

US Air Force / Space Force Tapes (3x)

One for each uniform top, and one for your OCP fleece.

Brown for USAF, Blue For USSF

1800nametape.com

OCP Fleece (1x Coyote Brown)

Recommended all year as field training can get cold even in the summer. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: www.shopmyexchange.com or www.kellac.com

OCP Parka (1x)

Rain Jacket, recommended all year. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: www.kellac.com

They can be found used, and much cheaper here: www.fortbraggsurplus.us

AFSC Badge (2x)

Prior Service Only. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: www.shopmyexchange.com

Brown for USAF, Blue For USSF

Boots (1x Coyote Brown)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at many online retailers or at: www.shopmyexchange.com

You may want to bring a second set for field training. 

OCP Rank

Uniform Top Velcro (1 For each uniform Tops)
Hat / Top Sew On (1x for Hat, 1 each if you prefer to sew on uniform tops)

OCP Coat Rank (1x)

OCP Patrol Cap (2x) 

You'll need to have rank sewn on one, so bring two. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: www.shopmyexchange.com or www.kellac.com

T-Shirts (6x Coyote Brown)

Recommended Under Armor Tactical as they're light weight and moisture wicking. 


US Flag Patch (2x)

OCP Spice Brown, must have stars to the right.

USSF Version is full color, and can be found here.


Sox (5x Coyote Brown)

Fox River are comfortable and moisture wicking, but there are tons of options. 


Watch Cap (1x)

Brown or black. We recommend black as you can wear it with blues as well.


Blousing Straps (5x) 

Essential for keeping your OCP pant legs light.


Gloves (1x Black)

Necessary for the colder months. Get black so you can wear them in any uniform.  



Rigger Belt (1x Tan)

Must be "Tan 499" Color, there's a few different styles and brands to chose from. 



OCP Belt (1x Tan)

Must be Coyote  Color, this is another popular, and cheaper option. 

 
 

Physical Training Uniform (PTU) 

These are all the required PTU items for OTS, as well as links to where to get them online. Be sure to check www.ebay.com as they tend to have PT uniform items at a discount.

PT Shorts (5x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: 

www.shopmyexchange.com

PT Shirt (5x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: 

www.shopmyexchange.com

PT Pants (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: 

www.shopmyexchange.com

PT Jacket (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: 

www.shopmyexchange.com

PT Shirt Long Sleeve (Optional)

Recommended for Oct-April classes.

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

 www.shopmyexchange.com

PT Sweatshirt (Optional)

Recommended for Oct-April classes.

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at: 

www.shopmyexchange.com

Running Shoes (1 Pair)

Color doesn't matter. We recommend you bring a pair you're already comfortable in and have broken in.

Running Shoes on Amazon

PT Socks (6 Pair)

Must be white or black cotton, and crew or ankle length. Small logos are ok. 

Service Dress & Blues

These are all required Service Dress and Blues items for OTS, as well as links to where to purchase. It's highly recommended to check the Airmen's Attic, Military Surplus Stores, and www.ebay.com for lightly used blue items as that can save you hundreds of dollars. 

Blues Short Sleeve (2x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Blues Long Sleeve (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Service Coat (1x)

Make sure to have officer bands sewn on. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Lightweight Jacket (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Blues Pants (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Flight Cap (1x)

Make sure to get the cap with the silver officer thread. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Necktie (M) or Neck Tab (F) (1x)

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

Shoes Oxfords (1x)

We highly recommend the 'shinny' low quarters so you don't have to shine them. Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com

AFSC Badges (As needed) 

Prior Service Only.

Purchase on base at Clothing Sales, or online at:

www.shopmyexchange.com


US Insignia (1 Pair)

Make sure to get the officer style without the circle.

www.vanguardmil.com


Nametape Blue (1x)

For your blues shirt.

1800nametape.com

Nametape Metal (1x)

For your service jacket.

1800nametape.com

Blues Rank (3x)
You'll need at least three, one for your hat, and two for your service jacket. They come in packs of 2, so two 2 packs should do the trick!
www.vanguardmil.com

Shoulder Marks (2x)
For blues shirt, one set of 2 is perfect.

www.vanguardmil.com

Ribbons (As Needed)

Prior Service Online. Non-Priors can purchase earned ribbons on base later in training.

www.ultrathin.com

Blues Belt with Buckle (1x)

Elastic Band is recommended as it lasts much longer.

Undershirt (3x White)

For wear under blues shirts.

Shirt Stays (1 Set)

These keep your blues shirts tucked in and tight.

Rubber Pin Backings (Optional)

These making pinning on ribbons and accoutrements much easier.

Women's Stockings (1x)
Women Only. For wear with Blues Skirt.
Dress Socks (3x Black)

Classic dress socks, must be black. 


 
 
 

Mess Dress

These are all required Mess Dress items for OTS, as well as links to where to purchase. It's highly recommended to check the Airmen's Attic, and www.ebay.com for lightly used Mess Dress items as that can save you hundreds of dollars. Note: Only needed for the 9 week class.

Mess Dress Coat (1x)
Female:
www.shopmyexchange.com
Male:
www.shopmyexchange.com

Shoulder Boards (1 Pair)
These... aren't cheap. 

www.vanguardmil.com

Cummerbund (1x)
I bet you never thought you'd need to own a Cummerbund!
www.vanguardmil.com

Long Sleeve White Shirt (1x)
Female:
www.shopmyexchange.com
Male:
www.shopmyexchange.com
Mess Dress Pants (1x)
Note these are different than the regular blues pants, and are not interchangeable.

www.shopmyexchange.com


Mess Dress Skirt (Female 1x)
Note these are longer than the blue skirt, and are not interchangeable.
www.shopmyexchange.com

Studs (Set of 4)
Air Force Hap Arnold studs mess dress. Mandatory with the mess dress uniform.
www.vanguardmil.com

Mini Medals (As Needed)

Prior Service Only. Non-Priors can purchase earned ribbons on base later in training.

www.ultrathin.com

Pumps (Female)
No higher than 2.5 inches. 
www.shopmyexchange.com
Cufflinks (Pair)
Mandatory with the mess dress uniform. Any variation of Air Force logos is fine.

Suspenders (1x)
Recommended for Males, though females may benefit from wearing them too.