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What to Bring

Important: You will likely be issued many of the items listed below during in-processing and prior to departure for Camp Lemonnier, including uniforms, boots, and a laundry bag . It is suggested that you do not buy any items listed below for your deployment until you have gone through all phases of gear issue. Check with your service-specific deployment center Web site for more details.

Your standard deployment pack-out should provide the necessary things you need to perform your job here at Camp Lemonnier. Coupled with the essential items provided by the camp, such as pillows and linens, and some personal items, you will be prepared to succeed here. A good list of suggested items you may use or need includes:

  • Uniform items, including boots
  • Undershirts – six to eight is a good number
  • Underwear – six to eight
  • Socks – six to eight pair
  • PT gear – more than one set is best
  • PT shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Shaving kit
  • Hair brush
  • Medications
  • Specialty toiletries – you can buy all of the basics (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, etc.) here at the Navy Exchange
  • Towel – two at a minimum
  • Washcloth – two at a minimum
  • Shower shoes
  • Checkbook
  • American cash
  • Medical and dental records
  • Padlocks for your gear locker
  • Laundry bag
  • Civilian clothes and shoes. Many people set these aside and send them to Camp Lemonnier via the U.S. Postal Service
  • Swimsuit


Many people include some other “nice to bring” things in their bags or they have family and friends send them. Here are a few suggestions on things you may want to plan for, keeping in mind that you have to carry whatever you bring:

  • A laptop computer, bag and charger.
  • An inexpensive digital camera
  • Music, movies or an MP3 player – MP3 players can only be worn indoors or on the running track on base.
  • A few photos of friends and family
  • A few drawings or letters from your kids
  • Books or favorite magazines


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