Soldier Life
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Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training (BCT). And finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

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Being a Soldier

As a Soldier in the U.S. Army, you’re tasked with upholding the constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work — Soldiers have free time just like anyone else.

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Fitness & Nutrition

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. Fit Soldiers are essential to the Army.

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Army Family Strong

The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. The Army knows that the decision to join its ranks is not one you should make alone. It requires the support and encouragement of your whole family.

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Discussions

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    07.31.2014 - I messed up at MEPS with the marines about 3 years ago! My marine recruiter made me lie about my medical history and I c...

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    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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  • Initial physical test

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  • I have 16 years I am Mexican and I would be a us soldier

    07.30.2014 - good day I'm Angel 16 and I am from Mexico, and my biggest dream is to become the U.S. soldiers. but for the fact of b...

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  • whats basic training like?

    07.29.2014 - whats baasic training like and recepction?

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  • ASVAB Score Waived

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  • I've already chosen my mos but just out of curiosity, does SF have more than 4 mos's?

    07.30.2014 - All I see when it comes to SF mos's is 1) SF weapons Sergeant 2) SF Engineer Sergeant 3) SF Medical Sergeant and 4) SF C...

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CAVALRY SCOUT

My name is Private First Class Alley and I'm a Cavalry Scout in the United States Army. We go ahead of the frontline and gather information on enemy activity and personnel.

For a 21-year old guy I have a pretty darn important job.

We're the eyes and the ears of the Army as Cavalry Scouts. We overlook enemy activity and we do it all without being seen. Being part of that team, you're only as strong as your weakest link. I take care of my men.

I'm the frontline for the frontline.

Three years ago I was just getting out of high school. I definitely made the right decision by joining the Cavalry. You learn a lot of responsibilities. You're getting paid, and you're helping serve your country. Not too many people can do this job.

Scouts out.