Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

what are Marines and Soldiers allowed to take with them in service?

I'm just wondering about what personal items our women and men are allowed to take into BCT,SOI or MCT(or any other training),or on base, then Overseas to the middle only wondering becausei recently read about a soldier whos ipod stopped a bullet.

what i want to know is what you are allowed to take for the





Coast guard

im not saying just when fighting but at all times away from home.anything that has all the branches (doesnt have to have them all) and some sources and other lists of things you can take.

thanks everyone


ive been told that.

Update 2:

yea answerer number 2 is easier to understand but answerer number has more items so ill leave it to voting

Update 3:

the second answerer i mentioned is number 3

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Baby wipes (travel size)_

    Body Wash, Liquid Soap, Facial Cleanser_

    Combs / Brushes, Bobby Pins_

    Eye Drops (i.e. Visine)_

    Hair Gel (for female troops to pull hair back)_

    Liquid Hand Sanitizer (travel size)_

    Shampoo /Conditioner (travel size)_

    Nasal Spray_

    Deodorant (travel size)_

    Paula Deene's Recipe Books!_

    Razors (disposable: "Intuition" or "Mach 3" type)_

    Shaving Cream / Shaving Soap (in boxes or tubes; NO CANS of Shaving Cream, please!)_

    Cotton Swabs (i.e. Q-tips)_

    Vick's Chest Rub_

    Band-aids, Gauze Pads, First Aid Kits_

    Lip balm / Chap Stick_

    Baby Powder & Foot Powder (travel size)_

    Loufa Sponges / Buff Puffs / Washcloths_

    Tissues (individual packs; travel size only)_

    Sunblock, SPF 45, Zinc, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Gel_

    Bug Spray / DEET / Skin-So-Soft_

    Hand & Body Lotion / Moisturizer (travel size)_

    Mouthwash (travel size)_

    Toothpaste & Toothbrushes & Dental Floss_

    VITAMINS (multi-vitamins are always needed!) _

    Breath Mints / Breath Strips_

    Lozenges / Cough Drops_

    Nail files / Emery Boards / Nail Clippers_

    Feminine Hygiene Products_

    Cotton Balls_

    Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Aspirin Packets_


    Shoe Insole Cushions (gel kind is best)_


    Batteries: “AA” "AAA" and “C” are the most requested

    DVD Movies (new or used - recent releases only, please!)_

    DVD Justice League: The New Frontier)

    Xbox Games (new or used)_

    PS2 Games (new or used)_

    Portable CD players / head phones _

    Small homemade gifts - little comforts of "home"_

    Pens & mechanical pencils_

    Stationery & Envelopes; blank cards to send home_

    Double-sided tape, small crafts kits, scrapbooking item_s

    Day planners / Small, Pocket Calendars_

    Joyce Meyers CDs

    Crossword Puzzles / Word Search Books / Math Puzzle_ books / MAD LIBS / Logic Problems / Sudoku/ Superhero Coloring Books_

    Yo-Yo's, Dominoes, playing cards, poker chips, dice

    Board games (UNO, Othello, checkers - travel size is great, too!)_

    Nerf footballs / Whiffle balls / Mitts / Sports equipment _

    Frisbees / Hackey sacks_

    Electronic handheld games_

    35 mm disposable cameras_

    Flash Drives and Thumb Drives for laptop computers_

    We have more than enough magazines and books at this time - thank you!


    PHONE CARDS [pre-paid]: (Click HERE for Where to Buy and What Types of Phone Cards to Buy from Third-Party Vendors)

    Linens: Pillow cases, twin sheets, towels (green & tan)

    T-Shirts: Cotton green & tan under shirts (Sizes: M, L & XL)

    [Note: The DOD banned "Under-Armor" shirts due to its material being potentially flammable & bad reactions to open wounds.]

    Laundry Detergent: (Click HERE for types)

    Small Flashlights (battery operated)

    Air Fresheners

    Socks: Black, Olive Green & White (cotton and/or wool)

    Patriotic knick-knacks, USA flags, flags from your state, bandanas, baseball hats, football jerseys, banners.

    Generic sunglasses

    Alarm Clocks (Small in size; wind up or battery-operated)

    Black or Green duct tape, small tool kits, dust masks, carpentry tools, Fly swatters, fly paper, mosquito netting, bug repellant in plastic pump bottles only (NO AEROSOL CANS, PLEASE!)

    Religious booklets, small bibles, inspirational readings

    Small toys & school supplies for Iraqi & Afghani children

    Small portable heaters & fans (110 voltage okay)

    Coffee Makers (110 voltage okay) & coffee filters!

    Microwave Ovens (55 lbs max; 110 voltage okay)

    Small hot pots

    Winter Hats & Blankets (Yes, it snows in the winter over there!)

    Combat Application Tourniquets (black only)

    Holiday Decorations

    K-9 items:

    Dog treats, toys, shampoo, flea collars, etc.

    (Note: CLICK HERE to see our restrictions and guidelines if you wish to donate items to the dogs. Thank you.)

    CARDS & LETTERS: The troops love to hear from all of us and Mail brightens their days! These are the MOST IMPORTANT items we can send the troops & we can never have too many, so please keep writing! consider making a patriotic banner or poster to send inside one of our care packages!

    Hopefully this helps!

  • USMC:

    Boot camp- no personal items will be allowed. Any personal items brought will be put into storage. Exceptions: cash not exceeding $20, your wallet containing personal photo id and social security card and prescription eye glasses (once you get BC glasses/portals you will not wear your civilian glasses.)

    MCT-cell phones, i-pods, dip, smoking tobacco, lap tops, books, etc are allowed but only on liberty which is Sunday and are not allowed with you in person while training. I suggest bringing a cell phone and charger to get in contact with loved ones. I pods and lap tops are known to have been stolen when I was there so you should leave them at home unless to want to bring them to MOS school.

    MOS school- most forms of electronic items are allowed. Cell phones can be with you but while you are in the class or formation, it's required that you turn it off until you are on break or if the class is done for the day. Other personal items like books, tobacco products, snacks, etc are also allowed in you barracks. DO NOT keep knives longer than 3 or 5 inches, anytype of guns, whether air guns or firearms in your barracks!

    Your unit- same rules would apply as if you were at MOS school. However different commands may have different rules.

    Source(s): USMCR
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    first the dragon skin is great for the initial shot. It will not take multiple rounds like the interceptor. I know many soldiers who have taken a few shots in the chest but did not slow down in the fight. The plates spread the feel of the impact. Many soldiers did buy their own body armor at the beginning of the war and were reimbursed by the military. I know many that wore kevlar under their uniforms while walking around on the FOB (body armor not required) as late as last year.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    to basic(boot) camp nothing

    after all your training anything you want

    they give you a list of what your allowed and not allowedto take overseas

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