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

  • Is this safe? Scam?

    03.03.2015 - I have been communicating with a man via online that says he is a sergeant in the 82nd airborne and is stationed in Camp...

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  • For all those interested in joining Special Operations READ HERE FIRST.

    04.10.2014 - Why is it that there are so many of the same questions about Special Forces (Green Berets), 18X, Rangers, RASP, etc, etc...

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  • MOS Help!

    02.28.2015 - Hi, I just recently swore into the Army and I have chosen 74D as my MOS. I just got off the phone with a friend who has ...

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  • Questions about latent tuberculosis

    01.12.2015 - Just to be clear, I do NOT have active tuberculosis. I have the latent/dormant form. ( Negative Chest X-ray )   Hi...

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  • next of kin

    03.05.2014 - Hello, I have been speaking with a soldier online and I am very aware of the scams going on. I have asked this soldier t...

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  • 1LT Oakley

    03.03.2015 - For AR soldiers attending IET, does the lease have to be in effect for a certain minimum amount of time to be eligible f...

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  • What will happen when I return?

    03.02.2015 - I Joined, was sent to BCT, completed 2/3, was sent on medical, was given 30 days if I wanted to return, chose to stay, d...

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  • LADIES! Help ya girl out.

    02.11.2015 - Hello all!   I am a female who is swearing in on Friday (yay) and leaving for BCT at Ft. Sill in May. All of the r...

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  • Relocation Request

    03.03.2015 - Hello Everyone.     I just got to my first duty station at Fort Lewis with 1SFG(A) in August. I have hardly b...

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  • Dual military questions

    03.02.2015 - I am married to an AD soldier, and I too will be joining the Army very soon. Packet is all done, the physical and signin...

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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.