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Prepare Yourself

"I look back on my life and realize that the Navy gave me more than just a home — it let me be a part of history, allowed me to shape my own future, and it gave me the skills no other employer could."
– Joshua Hudson, Petty Officer First Class, Mass Communications

Recruit training involves a change in the life, discipline, responsibility and physical makeup of the new enlisted Sailor. Take the opportunity before arriving at Recruit Training Command to get yourself ready. You will be responsible for making arrangements to cover your bills and other responsibilities prior to arriving at RTC. There will be a very limited opportunity to address these issues during your training.

Click on the link below to view a list of AUTHORIZED personal items that you may want to bring to training, but are not required. Any unauthorized or unnecessary items (including your civilian clothes) will be boxed up and shipped home at your expense.

What's OK to BringWhat's OK to Bring (click here to open and download printable pdf)

Click on the link below to view of a list of items which are UNAUTHORIZED to be possessed by recruits in training.

What Not to BringWhat Not to Bring (click here to open and download printable pdf)

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