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

  • Recruiter said army wont accept my High School?

    11.25.2014 - My recruiter told me that my school isn't a legitimate school to join the army with. I go to an alternative school, and ...

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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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  • switch over from active to reserves

    11.21.2014 - ok so i have a question.  im switching from active army to reserves. my recruiter put me in an e5 slot but im an e4...

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  • Show up to drill!!

    11.25.2014 - I just saw this on S1NET 4. (USAR) RECOVERY OF ARMY RESERVE (AR) TROOP PROGRAM UNITS UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPANTS (UNSAT...

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  • doubt with my score

    11.25.2014 - Hi! I have a question about my score. I want an MOS that is 100 points (ST), but my score was 96 points... could my recl...

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  • Throwing out a hypothetical...

    11.24.2014 - I'd just like to throw out a hypothetical out there....If I were to go infantry and successfully earn a ranger tab while...

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  • Do MP's have zero downtime?

    11.24.2014 - Earlier I read a post on here stating that MP's have little to no downtime. I get the less downtime than most, but do th...

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  • High School Diploma from the State Board of Education

    11.25.2014 - I tried to join a few years ago. My local recruiter said I would need 15 credits before even looking at my diploma. Whic...

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  • MAVNI

    11.25.2014 - I would like to know if MAVNI will open again and when?

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  • The TAPAS Assessment

    11.18.2014 - I just took my ASVAB Yesterday November 17, 2014 i passed my ASVAB with a 34 but today i got the good news that i did no...

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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.