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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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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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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.