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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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    July 22, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the U.S. Army. Much like employees at a company, every enlisted Soldier has a trained speciality, and plays a part in the success of his or her unit. Ranks for e…

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    July 22, 2014

    Soldiers entering the Army have a choice between two basic types of service: Active Duty and Army Reserve. Active Duty: Active Duty Soldiers make up America’s ready, full-time defense force. T…

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    July 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 21, 2014) -- President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony today. Pitts became the ninth livin…

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    July 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Joplin Recruiting Company will have an Army Adventure Trainer at the Ozark Empire Fair this week. Members of the general public can test their own skills by shooting at targets using spe…

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    July 21, 2014

    TRAINING, CAREERS & JOBS The Strength To Live Out Your Dreams Soldiers constantly train and learn. In the Army, you will be able to take advantage of a long list of job and leadership training …

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    July 21, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 21, 2014) -- Suspended from a rope at 100 feet in the air, five Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers outstretched their arms and gave a thumbs-up, signaling they are O…

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    July 16, 2014

    Today concludes Jordan Roth’s and my second full day in Harker Heights, Texas, with the Military Child Education Coalition, MCEC. On July 14 we both landed at Austin Airport where we met with ou…

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    July 16, 2014

    I have to remind myself sometimes of that when I get a little too carried away with enthusiasm for new hobbies. Alaska's summer is an effect as well since everyone's out riding their bikes or …

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    July 16, 2014

    This morning's PRT session for the U.S. Army's Physical Fitness School is the session each week that I have a love/hate relationship with. Today was our speed running day. Our hour-long sessio…

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    July 16, 2014

    We were able to participate in the annual Dept of the Army Birthday run on June 20th this year at Ft. Myer. All of our dentists, most of our enlisted, as well as one of our civilians participated. …

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    July 15, 2014

    At the end of a session of ethics instruction to the Army Trial Judiciary last year, during which I was focused on the impact of (often unconscious) bias on judicial decision-making, I got this questi…

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    July 11, 2014

    Serving in the U.S. Army is your opportunity to put the welfare of the United States and its people before your own. It is your chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. GoArmy.Com…

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    July 11, 2014

    verview 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 pr…

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    July 11, 2014

    QUANTICO, Va. (July 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online app…

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    July 10, 2014

    Army Transportation Careers with Con-way Trucking At Con-way, we respect and honor the people who proudly serve our country. So we work hard to provide separating military, retired military, and Nati…

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Discussions

  • Stripes are a wonderful thing

    07.22.2014 - And I was just told today that I'm very likely to attend the board as soon as these initial 90 days are up. In my MOS, t...

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  • Fort Bliss

    07.22.2014 - New movie is putting it on the map   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWLtr0xYI7E

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  • what to wear at meps for male??

    02.19.2014 - I'm going monday to meps and was wondering what should i wear i know its a stupid question but i dont want to look like ...

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  • Possible Major

    07.22.2014 - Hello those reading this,    I've always wanted to study computer science and Geospatial Information Systems....

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  • Debt and enlistment

    07.22.2014 - So I'm currently in the process of joining the Army but I seem to have hit a potential snag. Would around 6k in debt t...

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  • Difference between weapons sergeant and gunsmith?

    07.22.2014 - What is the difference and will being a  weapons sergeant prepare you for a future civillian career as a gunsmith?

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  • How do I convince my parents into letting me go into the army reserves?

    07.22.2014 - I'm 15 and talking to a recruiter already about joining the army reserves. One slight problem is I haven't told my paren...

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  • DELETE...

    07.22.2014 - DELETE...   STILL NO HELP FOUND.

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  • AFQT score

    07.19.2014 - I am a senior student in college and I scored 38 on my first AFQT practice test. What score would be good for Tier 1?

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  • Considering 68W

    07.22.2014 - Hi I am wanting to join the army at the beginning of next year when I finish with my AA degree. I would love nothing mor...

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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.