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

  • Camelbak

    04.09.2014 - I've seen mixed answers online so I'll ask here.  Do you get issued a camelbak at osut? If not am I allowed to br...

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  • 15 college credits without GED

    11.28.2014 - Is it possible to enlist with 15 college credits without a GED?

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  • 120A construction engineer technicians

    11.27.2014 - This is a warrant officer position in interested in, im considering in doing rotc in college for 4 years and then eventu...

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  • Do reserves get deployed as much as active?

    11.27.2014 - Hello soldiers,   I was just curious if reserves get deployed more than active duty? And if not, do reserves get d...

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  • MAVNI - Graduate Nurse

    11.28.2014 - Hello and Happy Thanksgiving,   I have a couple of questions in regards of the MAVNIprogram.   I am a foreig...

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  • OTH Discharge for not showing up to drill.

    01.20.2013 - I'm not going to BS or sugar coat any of this to make me look good. There was a time in my life that I was fed up with g...

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  • CAREER IN IT

    11.27.2014 - HELLO      I will like to know if after college degree and you have some other professional certifi...

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  • Officer Drawdown Cuts

    06.22.2014 - Captains and Majors are about to receive that dreary notice   http://www.stripes.com/news/army-drawdown-continues-...

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  • PDQ Appeal?

    11.27.2014 - Alright, full disclosure, I know "permanent means permanent," but I'm not gonna give up that easily.   All hyperli...

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  • medical concerns

    09.07.2013 - im interested in joining but have a few medical concerns.i was born with a small twisted bowel,that was corrected as an ...

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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.