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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 29, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Greater Kansas City Recruiting Company will post a Color Guard at the Kansas City Royals “Folds of Honor” game this Thursday evening.…

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    July 29, 2014

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    July 28, 2014

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING STATION The primary job of Military Entrance Processing Station is to determine, under military regulations, policies and federal law, whether or not y…

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    July 28, 2014

    The job of recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their respective services and provide them with information about — and reasons for — joining the Army. Expect recruiters to talk …

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    July 28, 2014

    UNDERSTANDING THE ASVAB TEST The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-choice test that helps you better understand your strengths and is one of the things that helps identify whi…

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    July 28, 2014

    How well young men and women do on standardized tests can have a great impact on their future. March 2 Success was developed as a free, no obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in t…

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    July 25, 2014

    Prior to 1973, male Soldiers executed the Pull-up as a part of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). In order to achieve an “average score” of 52 points, a male Soldier under 30 years of …

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    July 25, 2014

    The University of Missouri Army ROTC and the Army Reserve offer students the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and earn funding for college. For information about becoming an Army Office…

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    July 25, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Rivera from the Legends Army Career Center presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Future Soldier Pvt. Yusaf Miller. The Top Performer award is based on the Army Values criteria demo…

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    July 24, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Bennett and Sgt. Rowe from the Army Career Center in Grandview presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Lee’s Summit West Football Coach Royce Boehm. The Top Performer award is…

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    July 23, 2014

    I have been serving for almost 10 years on active duty. I have completed 2 combat tours and 2 overseas tours. I am now in the position to impact the future of our Army, serving as an Army Recruiter.…

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    July 23, 2014

    Because a Soldier's level of physical fitness has a direct impact on his or her combat readiness, a Soldier in the U.S. Army must be mentally and physically fit. Not only are physically fit Soldie…

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    July 23, 2014

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Discussions

  • Domestic violence charge help.

    07.28.2014 - Hi I am a 24 yr old female who was in the Air Force for a short amount of time (however thats a whole different story). ...

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  • 11X availability

    07.29.2014 - So out of curiosity, how often are 11X slots opening these days? I was talking to my recruiter and apparently he was goi...

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  • Does all AIT earn College Credit?

    07.28.2014 - Hello,   It isn't very clear how much, if any, college credits are earned through AIT   I am very interested...

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  • Prior Service looking to Reenlist

    07.29.2014 - Hello to all that are here, and thanks in advance to all that reply to help me figure things out.   I enlisted int...

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  • Why I going to fort Benning ?

    07.28.2014 - why my MOS is 42A and i am going to my BCT in fort benning??

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  • I have an Associates Degree and 72 credits

    07.27.2014 - Hello, I am sure this question has been asked mulitple times, however I am only seeing low credit numbers, and what they...

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  • Serving as a CAV Scout

    07.26.2014 - I'm looking in to becoming a Cavalry Scout. The job interests me a lot but I don't know anybody personally who has serve...

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  • A word of thanks.

    07.28.2014 - Growing up as a military brat with 3 other siblings was an interesting experiance. My father is a retired Marine working...

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  • Married before AIT.

    07.28.2014 - So my husband and I got married right after his basic training graduation and before he started AIT. Since we got marrie...

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    07.28.2014 - I have a question pertaining to MEB

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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.