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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 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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    November 07, 2014

    The Kansas Highway Patrol interviews Army Reserve Soldiers with the job specialty 31B Military Police. The 31B training relates to the careers at the Kansas Highway Patrol; State troopers are certifie…

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    November 07, 2014

    Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing ta…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Job Duties …

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    November 07, 2014

    MIESAU, Germany (Nov. 5, 2014) -- For Sgt. Harry Nixon, a recent evening patrol near Miesau Army Depot led to the South Jersey native helping save a German man's life. Nixon, 38, a military poli…

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    November 06, 2014

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a…

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, perc…

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    November 06, 2014

    Army Entertainment was formalized to inspire, support and coordinate theatrical and musical programs at Army installations worldwide. Army Entertainment's flagship programs include, the U.S. Army…

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    November 06, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 6, 2014) - - Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the music annual gala called "In Performance at the Wh…

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    November 05, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Rivera and Sgt. 1st Class Jefferson from the Army Recruiting Center in Legends presented the Army Top Performer awards to Future Soldier Daniel Kent, student Travon Jones, and Piper Coach C…

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    November 05, 2014

    The Army Extreme Truck visited students and staff at Schlagle High. Students took the push-up challenge, chin-up challenge, took the leadership challenge, and caught a tune.…

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    November 04, 2014

    APPLY ONLINE TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE The online enlistment process will help you get started on your way to a career in the Army. This application is used to prequalify individuals for enlistme…

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    November 04, 2014

    YOUR VISIT TO MEPS Military Entrance Processing Station is a Department of Defense joint-service organization staffed with military and civilian professionals. MEPS determines applicant's physic…

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Discussions

  • College while active duty

    11.12.2014 - Is it possible to go to college while active duty if your in the infantry?

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  • Infantry to Ranger?

    11.11.2014 - If I sighn up as infantry could i eventually go into SF such as the 75th? Im asking this because I dont want to jump rig...

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  • family reactions

    11.12.2014 - Am I the only person whos family hate the idea of them joining and no matter what refuses to support them

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  • i have heard that getting people to enlist before i leave for basic can get you a promotion, Is this true, and if so if i get 6 or 7 people to enlist will i graduate basic as a PFC instead of private?

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  • Gaining Rank

    11.12.2014 - What if you enlist as an E-4 in the Army and are unable to obtain a secert clearance and you want to make a career out o...

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  • Prior Service Officer Age Waiver 18X

    11.07.2014 - Just to put everyone at ease and avoid the why or did you do this question chain I will explain my situation and what in...

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  • Not your average ranking up before BCT question

    11.12.2014 - There seem to be a few posts lately talking about gaining rank before BCT. I'm just curious as to if you do in fact get ...

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  • Waiting too long, should I start to talk to another recruiter?

    11.12.2014 - I have finished all the process in the middle of June. But the waiting for MEP appointment have been going on for almost...

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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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  • Changing MOS in OSUT

    11.11.2014 - A person I know is in the middle of a combat OSUT cycle. They are still in BCT white phase. They have decided that a com...

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PAYS 1

CINTAS

LUTHER: Cintas partnered with the Army Partnership for the Youth Success a few years ago. And we decided it was the right thing to do to allow young people, after their first enlistment, to have an opportunity to interview with our company.

LITTLE: I really like the PaYS program because I think it gave me a little leg above the competition. I was able to utilize that program to get a job that suited me.

ROSE: We try to partner with a lot of different industries and companies. And have several different partnerships to help us to recruit top-notch candidates in a diverse group of candidates. And for us it's important that we have people that have experience with other companies that have different safety policies that are willing and motivated to step up and help us out with our policies and procedures. We're always looking for front line partners to give us ideas and I feel when we hire a Soldier that have these experiences that they can help us improve our business.

LITTLE: I think there's a lot similarities between being in the Army and working at CINTAS. Prior service men and women bring in attention to detail skills, being punctual, being able to interact with their co-workers, having leadership skills, knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to get the job done in a timely manner.

LUTHER: The leadership qualities that people are taught in the Army, the ability to work well with others from different walks of life and diverse life experiences--those are things that are very valuable to CINTAS, when they come to work for us on day one.

LITTLE: I think the best part of the PaYS Program is helping getting Army Soldiers that have gotten out, civilian jobs. And giving them the opportunity to be on a level playing field. So I think it will help smooth processing.

ROSE: And I think it's a great fit them, and I think it's also a great fit for us.

LUTHER: The Army PaYS program is a fantastic way for that young man or woman to set themselves up for success once they leave the service.