TALKING ABOUT JOINING THE ARMY

Download useful tips, facts and topics to help you start a conversation with your son or daughter about joining the Army.

Be a Community Partner

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Unite with other community-minded people like you to learn how the U.S. Army can help make a positive impact in your area.

For Parents
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Why the Army

You may have questions as to why the U.S. Army is a smart career move for a young adult. Find out about the job training and benefits Soldiers receive.

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What to Expect

U.S. Army Soldiers live fast-paced lives. As a parent, you may be wondering about deployment, life on a military installation, and the methods of communcation that Soldiers use to keep in touch with their families.

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Real Life Stories

Get to know how parents like you handled their son or daughter’s decision to enlist. Hear their stories, and find out how they participated in the process step-by-step - from their first reaction to the ultimate pride they feel today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get straight answers to some of your most pressing questions. Click the link to access our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Para Padres

Cada Soldado tiene sus razones personales para unirse al U.S. Army, y su hijo o hija no es diferente.

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THE ARMY AS A CAREER

She’s never failed. And college was always there. She was a junior Olympic gymnast for eleven years and we thought that was the path, and she made a choice to walk away from that because she wanted to do other things and grow and expand. And so we support her and her choices, but when the Military first came to her and said, “You’ know you’re all these things, you should be Military.” It felt like someone recruiting her for a team and she didn’t see the goals in that. But when she said, “This is going to expand my life. This is what I want to do. I want to be a 20, 20 year person,” – we said ok.