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OCS Packing List USMC 2022 (Updated)


A Honor Graduate from one of 2016's OCS classes heavily contributed to this list, so take heed ladies and gents. First off, just because you might receive an item at the bag issues doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t bring spares. I promise that you will lose gear. Between the Sergeant Instructors tornadoing your equipment, to the theft among candidates, or your own forgetfulness set on by fatigue, gear WILL BE LOST. Likewise, some of the equipment you’re given will just suck. From oversized shower shoes, to crappy red lenses, and slow drying towels, you will want to have your own set of adequate and durable gear.


Every candidate regardless of their previous service are asked to bring the following items:

CLOTHING:

  • 2 Wrinkle free collared t-shirt

  • 2 White undershirts

  • 2 Pairs of wrinkle free slacks

  • 1 Pair of dress shoes

  • 3 Pairs of dress socks

  • 1 Belt

  • 5 Pairs of underwear or compression shorts

  • 2 Pairs of serviceable running shoes (purchased within 3 months)

  • 1 Pair of broken-in boots

  • 1 Pair of shower shoes

  • 6 Pairs of Fox River Boot Socks (you will lose at least 1 pair)

  • 3 Pairs of white running socks (ankle to low cut, no large logos showing)

  • 4 Skivvie/PT shirts

  • 4 Skivvie/PT shorts

  • Comfortable clothes for sleeping on liberty

  • 6 Sports bras (females)

HYGIENE:

  • 1 Hygiene bag

  • 1 Toothbrush

  • 1 Tube of toothpaste

  • 1 Razor

  • 4 Razor blade refills

  • 1 Can shaving cream (medium size)

  • 1 stick of deodorant

  • 1 bottle of shampoo bodywash combo

  • 2 bottles of travel mouthwash

  • 1 Set of nail clippers

  • 1 Tube Lotrimin Ultra

  • 1 Tube of Body Glide

  • 1 Bottle of 4 oz hand sanitizer

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Small field hygiene mirror

  • 2 Quick drying towels (small for travel)

  • 1 Pack of 40 count moist/baby wipes

  • 25 Black hair ties (females)