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

  • College credits and Foreign languages

    03.23.2015 - I am a senior year college student. I am considering to enlist the U.S. Army after this semester.   I haven't gra...

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    03.24.2015 - Good Morning Everyone, I'm 19 and just recently took the asvab. I scored a 38, but was told my line scores couldn't be...

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    03.23.2015 - I'm asking this on behalf of my husband. He has been in the process of trying to enlist active duty Army for a year now....

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  • Question regarding the first steps of starting the Moral Waiver process.

    03.18.2015 - Hi there! Well, this Monday I am meeting with my recruiter to start the process of a moral waiver for a DUI.So since I a...

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    10.08.2012 - How can i find out if someone I have been chatting with is a real soldier or just a scam??He has giving me some info but...

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  • Recruiter informing me that it will be extremely difficult to get TS for traffic violations

    03.23.2015 - Long story short, I was homeless from the years of 18-23 at random due to no family and having no clue how to survive. I...

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  • FMF Corpsman Vs Army Medic

    03.22.2015 - I really want to be a FMF Corpsman. that is my dream job in the military. While not impossible, i do realize that it wil...

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  • 72D application

    03.23.2015 - I am currently a E-4 enlisted service member. I am trying to apply the 72D as DC. I have been in the Army for about a ye...

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  • Potential Army OCS applicant

    03.23.2015 - Hello, I am a freshman at Tufts University and I am strongly considering Army OCS. I play on the varsity football team (...

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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.