About the Army
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active duty

active duty soldiers

serving full time

Active Duty is similar to working at a full-time civilian job. There are times when, as a Soldier, you will be training or performing your job, and then there are off-hours when you can do what you like. In Active Duty, your length of service can range from two to six years. 

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army reserve

army reserve leadership training

serving when needed

The Army Reserve enables you to pursue your civilian career or college education while you train near home and serve your community. Many professionals, as well as college students, are Soldiers in the Army Reserve. 

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