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Total Compensation

Army health care, retirement pay and subsidized food, housing and education add up to an attractive salary package. Learn more about total Army compensation.

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Money

From basic pay to special allowances, find out what you’ll earn as a Soldier.

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Education Benefits

Learn more about the Army programs that can help you pay for college, pay off existing student loans or earn college credit while on Active Duty.

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Health Care & Vacation

Learn about the comprehensive health care, low cost insurance and generous vacation time that the Army provides you and your family.

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Additional Incentives

Learn more about additional enlistment incentives and options the Army has to offer that you might qualify for.

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Soldier & Family Services

The Army takes care of your family as well. Learn more about the services, support groups, counseling and training available to Soldiers and their families.

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After the Army

Find out what programs are available to you after your service as a Soldier.

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Army Strong Stories

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    November 18, 2014

    Armor officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. The role of an armor officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the armor branch and …

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    November 18, 2014

    The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon sys…

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    November 18, 2014

    PABRADE, Lithuania (Nov. 17, 2014) -- U.S. Cavalry Soldiers joined soldiers from eight other nations to complete the inaugural Iron Sword 2014, a multinational combined-arms exercise involving nearly …

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    November 17, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (Nov. 17, 2014) -- Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat. Researchers at the Natick Sol…

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    November 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 17, 2014) -- The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), hosted a ceremony to honor the contributions of Native Americans here,…

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    November 14, 2014

    Many of our prospective employer partners ask the question, "Why partner with PaYS when other Veterans' employment programs are available – what's the value added for my company?&qu…

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    November 14, 2014

    The List of Participating PaYS Companies. https://www.armypays.com/LIST.htm…

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    November 14, 2014

    The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program is a strategic partnership between the US Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies. The Program provides America…

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    November 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 14, 2014) -- As the Army draws down its end strength, more Soldiers will be looking for work in the private sector -- some one million over the next 10 years. A kin…

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    November 14, 2014

    I recently had a chance to visit Ft. Lee as part of my new job. I was looking forward to this since I had been stationed there for 4 years, and had left just before all the new construction and post …

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    November 13, 2014

    As part of my new job at our regional headquarters I have an opportunity to visit with and also see some of the incredible things the Commands within our region our doing. A lot of times we just foc…

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    November 13, 2014

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy gro…

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    November 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 12, 2014) -- Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army s…

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    November 12, 2014

    A few years ago the Army Surgeon General introduced the Performance Triad to help Service Members and their families improve their overall health. I took it as a challenge, and had a few hiccups alon…

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    November 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 10, 2014) -- Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.…

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Discussions

  • Contact during RASP

    11.18.2014 - My fiancee is trying to become an army ranger and i was wonder what RASP would be like for me at least. I have heard man...

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  • What to expect at RASP

    10.19.2012 - What kind of things should I expect at RASP? And what should I know before going in? Rangers Creed? Anything helps guys....

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  • recruitment options

    11.12.2014 - im enlisting this saturday, is there any thing i should be aware of besides the "promise of an M.O.S."? any factors i sh...

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  • What are my chances of getting the Army career I desire?

    11.17.2014 - Info: I am 16 years of age,I have a decently high GPA, I have no criminal record, nor do I intend to have one I have (v...

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  • Joining at the age of 17?

    11.18.2014 - hi!, my name is xavier, as of today i turned 17, i took the ASVAB last weekm, and i am a senior in high school. my quest...

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  • OTH Discharge for not showing up to drill.

    01.20.2013 - I'm not going to BS or sugar coat any of this to make me look good. There was a time in my life that I was fed up with g...

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  • Is MAVNI still open currently?

    11.18.2014 - Hello, I would like to know if the MAVNI program is still open. I am a registered nurse and I also speak French from Cam...

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  • Joining the Army with a juvenile record.

    11.16.2014 -     I have recently decided that I want like to enlist in the U.S. Army. I have thought about it for a lo...

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  • Having a POSSIBLE Hyperthyroidism problem and joining the U.S. Army

    11.18.2014 - Hello! I am a 24 years old female with a POSSIBLE an overactive thyroid also called hyperthyroidism. My TSH result is ...

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  • missed 9 drills or more?

    11.18.2014 - So I have a similar situation.  I havent been to drill for over a year, I literally have missed 9 drills tried to m...

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MONEY FOR YOUR EDUCATION

Let The Army Help Pay For College

I'm Specialist Faye Taylor; I'm a 37 Foxtrot, Psychological Operations Specialist. I'm from Owensboro, Kentucky from a really large family of 15.

I actually had a lot of difficulty completing my degree before the Army and I lost all my scholarships and realized I got to get through school.

A recruiter told me about the Army. The educational benefits pretty much attracted me to the Army.

I talked to a lot of the counselors' here on-post. They directed me which way I should go, how I could get my education back on track. They were right there beside me and I got my bachelors degree.