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Illinois Wing Spring Encampment 2024 Equipment List 

You will be inspected and awarded points for your uniform and gear.  

CAP ID MANDATORY FOR ALL MEMBERS
SENIORS MUST have 100% Correct Uniforms, NO EXCEPTIONS 
Cadets and Seniors should report to the encampment in ABU/CFU uniform. 

ABU/CFU will be worn for all activities. Blues/Aviator Shirt Uniform will be worn at graduation.

BLUE UNIFORM, USAF-STYLE “CLASS B”, ITEMS: MALE
1 pr Trousers, Blue (1620)
1 ea Light Blue Short sleeve (1550) shirt with insignia
1 pr Socks - Black
1 ea Belt - Dark blue web with silver buckle
1 pr Shoes - black oxford, plain toe
1 ea Flight Cap (1620) with Cadet Insignia
1 ea All Weather Dark Blue Overcoat (optional)
1 ea V-Neck T-shirt - PLAIN WHITE
No Ribbons or cords. GT insignia, Wings, etc., authorized.

 

BLUE UNIFORM, USAF-STYLE “CLASS B”, ITEMS: FEMALE
1 pr Slacks, blue (1620)  or
1 ea Skirt, blue (1620)  (optional)
1 ea Light Blue Blouse (1550) with insignia
1 ea Flight Cap (1620)
1 pr Shoes - black loafers or oxfords, plain toe
2 pr Nylons - neutral beige
1 ea Purse - plain black with shoulder strap (optional)
1 ea All Weather Dark Blue Overcoat (optional)
No Ribbons or cords. GT insignia, Wings, etc., authorized.

 

ABU “Work Variant” UNIFORM ITEMS
2 set's ABU with proper insignia
1 ea  ABU cap (no baseball caps)
1 ea Belt - tan web (For ABU)
** DO NOT BRING A CANTEEN  or CAMELBACK **

Water bottles will be provided to all participants

**No "24-hour gear" or web belts needed**
                                                    
2 ea "T" shirts - TAN for ABU’s
2 pr Boot Socks - BLACK
1 pr Boots - black boots (Well WORN-IN & PROPER SIZE )
1 ea Jacket – Field Jacket or Civilian Jacket (It is cold in April, especially at 0600 hours! Cadets who do not have a proper  uniform jacket are asked to bring appropriate outerwear in subdued colors (i.e. black, dark blue, dark green, etc).  If you do not have a dark-colored jacket, bring what you have.  Safety and comfort are the #1 issue for Cadets. 

 

PHYSICAL TRAINING ITEMS
1 pr Shoes - Athletic
2 pr Socks - White, athletic
1 pr Gym Shorts  (Must fit properly, no oversized shorts allowed)
1 pr Sweatpants and Sweatshirt (dark-color if you have it, can use to sleep in if cold at night)
1 pr Swimsuit

 

 PERSONAL ITEMS

     3 pr Underclothing (per weekend)
     2 ea Travel Pack Tissues
     1 pr shower sandals or flip flops REQUIRED
     1 ea robe/housecoat (optional) 
     1 ea sleepwear (shorts)
     1 ea sleepwear (t-shirt) (no pajamas)
     1 ea Shaving Kit (if you shave)
      Feminine Hygiene (if needed)
     1 ea Soap & Container
     2 ea Towels & 2 Washcloths - plain white
     1 ea Deodorant
     1 ea Toothbrush & Toothpaste 
     1 ea Shoe Shine Kit
     1 pr Gloves (black or subdued color for cold mornings)
     1 ea Watch cap or Stocking hat (black or subdued color for cold mornings)
     1 ea Small Notebook, pen, & pencil
     1 ea Ruler - 18 inch (can cut yardstick in half)
     1 ea Lint brush and dust cloth (optional)
     3 ea Plain wire hangers
     1 ea Poncho or Rain Gear
     1 ea Plastic trash bags to return soiled/wet clothing.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED AT THE ENCAMPMENT:
- Berets, Boonies, and Cords will not be worn 
- Reading materials
- Radio, CD/MP3 player, video games, etc.
- Cameras
- Cell Phones (during the event)
- Candy, gum, or food of any nature
- Lighters or other ignition sources
- Money
- NO FLASHLIGHTS

 

"Contraband" items, cell phones, and cadet car keys will be recorded, and secured at check-in.  All items (except the below) will be returned each Sunday during check-out) 

 

Prohibited Items Include:

-  Adult or pornographic materials 
-  Alcoholic beverages of any sort, tobacco products of any nature, illegal drugs or substances including cannabis and CBD-based products, knives or weapons of any nature, and any other items that would detract from the planned activities. 

 

MEDICATION MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS MARKED WITH THE CADET'S NAME, ETC.  "PILL-A-DAY" CONTAINERS AND LOOSE MEDICATIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. 

 

Please ensure luggage, garment bags, and are marked clearly with the cadet’s name and CAP ID number. Write your name inside ALL uniform items, especially your hat(s) and boots.

 

 

There is no “standard” or “approved” luggage, bag, or carrying equipment.  In other words, use what you already have, or bring/buy something that suits your needs but can be used for other activities as well.
 

Common “wheeled luggage”, “duffel bag” or large “athletic bag” type bags are perfectly acceptable and suited to the need. All uniform items, including shoes, must be in a single bag to make it easier to identify and move within the base.


Put simply, loose items get easily lost, especially in the confusion of in-process and graduation.  Our staff comes from all over the Region and we do not have a central place to store lost and found items.  Uniforms are expensive, and each year, despite our best efforts, we have unmarked jackets, boots, and other items we are unable to return.

 

Please ensure luggage, garment bags, and other items are marked clearly with the cadet’s name and CAP ID number.

 

During in-processing, cadet equipment will be checked for contraband and placed inside a bag that is marked clearly with the cadet’s name and flight, and transported to our ship by the Logistics Section - your cadet will have a single bag coming to the ship, and when leaving on both Sundays.  The ships are cleared and checked upon exiting to graduation.  If something is missing and it’s not in the bag, we do not have it in the ship, or our possession.

 

Last reviewed: 21 Mar 24


 

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