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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Army Strong Stories

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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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    November 07, 2014

    The Kansas Highway Patrol interviews Army Reserve Soldiers with the job specialty 31B Military Police. The 31B training relates to the careers at the Kansas Highway Patrol; State troopers are certifie…

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    November 07, 2014

    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 property and…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing ta…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Job Duties …

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    November 07, 2014

    MIESAU, Germany (Nov. 5, 2014) -- For Sgt. Harry Nixon, a recent evening patrol near Miesau Army Depot led to the South Jersey native helping save a German man's life. Nixon, 38, a military poli…

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    November 06, 2014

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a…

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, perc…

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    November 06, 2014

    Army Entertainment was formalized to inspire, support and coordinate theatrical and musical programs at Army installations worldwide. Army Entertainment's flagship programs include, the U.S. Army…

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    November 06, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 6, 2014) - - Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the music annual gala called "In Performance at the Wh…

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    November 05, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Rivera and Sgt. 1st Class Jefferson from the Army Recruiting Center in Legends presented the Army Top Performer awards to Future Soldier Daniel Kent, student Travon Jones, and Piper Coach C…

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    November 05, 2014

    The Army Extreme Truck visited students and staff at Schlagle High. Students took the push-up challenge, chin-up challenge, took the leadership challenge, and caught a tune.…

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    November 04, 2014

    APPLY ONLINE TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE The online enlistment process will help you get started on your way to a career in the Army. This application is used to prequalify individuals for enlistme…

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    November 04, 2014

    YOUR VISIT TO MEPS Military Entrance Processing Station is a Department of Defense joint-service organization staffed with military and civilian professionals. MEPS determines applicant's physic…

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Discussions

  • Infantry to Ranger?

    11.11.2014 - If I sighn up as infantry could i eventually go into SF such as the 75th? Im asking this because I dont want to jump rig...

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  • family reactions

    11.12.2014 - Am I the only person whos family hate the idea of them joining and no matter what refuses to support them

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  • Gaining Rank

    11.12.2014 - What if you enlist as an E-4 in the Army and are unable to obtain a secert clearance and you want to make a career out o...

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  • Prior Service Officer Age Waiver 18X

    11.07.2014 - Just to put everyone at ease and avoid the why or did you do this question chain I will explain my situation and what in...

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  • Not your average ranking up before BCT question

    11.12.2014 - There seem to be a few posts lately talking about gaining rank before BCT. I'm just curious as to if you do in fact get ...

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  • Waiting too long, should I start to talk to another recruiter?

    11.12.2014 - I have finished all the process in the middle of June. But the waiting for MEP appointment have been going on for almost...

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  • i have heard that getting people to enlist before i leave for basic can get you a promotion, Is this true, and if so if i get 6 or 7 people to enlist will i graduate basic as a PFC instead of private?

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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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  • Changing MOS in OSUT

    11.11.2014 - A person I know is in the middle of a combat OSUT cycle. They are still in BCT white phase. They have decided that a com...

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  • Is MAVNI Program for FY2015 closed or open?

    11.12.2014 - Hello everyone, I am an international student (an F-1 VISA Holder, not Green Card) from South Korea. I am currently enro...

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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.