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

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    04.12.2014 - Hello, I'm thinking about enlisting in the Army, and I want to be a pilot. I've gotten great info so far about WOFT and ...

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  • ROTC Scholarship Info

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    04.16.2014 - I am a 17 year old girl who has a problem with asthma. Will this effect me going into the army? What will I need to do i...

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    04.16.2014 - I was just prescribed Spironolactone for hormonal acne ( I am a 24 year old female). I plan on enlisting in the next few...

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  • Medical jobs in the army

    03.18.2014 - I am planning on enlisting this summer for the army and would like to be in the medical field. I have almost 2 years of ...

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  • Question about certain medical allergies and surgeries

    04.16.2014 - So I am allergic to Penicillin and Ceftin with the affect that when I take them I vomit and/or get rashes. Surgery wise,...

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  • Medical question about seizure misdiagnosis?

    04.15.2014 - My medical history is confusing. When I was 11, I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and put on medication. Only had ...

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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.