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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    04.21.2015 - I am joining  the army reserves, I would like to join as a 12b combat engineer. Can someone tell me if there are an...

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  • New Camo Selected

    05.23.2014 - Ok...for all you geardos out there....stop buying multicam (even though it would barely be different from what you will ...

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  • Army Relationships

    04.21.2015 - I am curious as to what the regulations are for a NCO to date a PFC. Located on the same base, but have completely diffe...

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  • Will I pass my MEPS drug test tomorrow?

    04.20.2015 - So, I started talking with my recruiter in early February. Prior to that I was a very heavy pot smoker for about 2 years...

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  • Are there any kind of waivers or ways around the Business Rules for prior service people?

    04.09.2015 -      Hello, I am a recently separated Marine (honorable dishcharge with an RE code of 1A) and I'm lo...

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  • Lazy recruiters?

    04.21.2015 - Good evening, Who would I talk to about the local Army Reserve recruiters refusing to do a DD Form 368 for me to get re...

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  • How is Ft. Jackson?

    04.18.2015 - I'm shipping off to Ft. Jackson on the 28th of this month and I was wondering how is BCT there. Im kind of nervous

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  • Average pt score?

    04.20.2015 - I did 52 push ups in one minute with my recruiter. Is that good?

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  • Army National Guard in college with DUI

    04.20.2015 - My son is a sophomore in college with a GPA above a 3.0 and one of the highest ASVAB scores the ROTC program has seen,98...

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  • pt push ups

    04.20.2015 - So i really want to join up its just that the pt is the part thats holding me back. Im in alright shape not over weight ...

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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.