Women in basic training. Women have come a long way in the military. Don't be fooled guys, women have it as tough as you in basic training. Let's talk about some tips for ladies. Bring enough undergarments to last you about a week because having time to do laundry is scarce. If you want to have a short haircut go to a salon before you leave, shoulder length hair. Also pack light. I'm not trying to be sexist here, women tend to pack a little bit heavier than men. Most of it's going to get confiscated. Work on developing your upper body strength before you arrive at basic training. Ladies, a good way to do this for push-ups is to do push-ups on your knees. You can build those triceps and chest muscles up quickly, without having to rely on your entire body weight. Follow these tips and you're gonna make basic training much easier on yourself. Good Luck.