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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    November 13, 2014

    As part of my new job at our regional headquarters I have an opportunity to visit with and also see some of the incredible things the Commands within our region our doing. A lot of times we just foc…

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    November 13, 2014

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy gro…

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    November 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 12, 2014) -- Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army s…

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    November 12, 2014

    A few years ago the Army Surgeon General introduced the Performance Triad to help Service Members and their families improve their overall health. I took it as a challenge, and had a few hiccups alon…

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    November 12, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 10, 2014) -- Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.…

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    November 07, 2014

    The Kansas Highway Patrol interviews Army Reserve Soldiers with the job specialty 31B Military Police. The 31B training relates to the careers at the Kansas Highway Patrol; State troopers are certifie…

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    November 07, 2014

    Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing ta…

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    November 07, 2014

    Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies. Job Duties …

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    November 07, 2014

    MIESAU, Germany (Nov. 5, 2014) -- For Sgt. Harry Nixon, a recent evening patrol near Miesau Army Depot led to the South Jersey native helping save a German man's life. Nixon, 38, a military poli…

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    November 06, 2014

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a…

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    November 06, 2014

    Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments/specialties: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, perc…

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    November 06, 2014

    Army Entertainment was formalized to inspire, support and coordinate theatrical and musical programs at Army installations worldwide. Army Entertainment's flagship programs include, the U.S. Army…

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    November 06, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 6, 2014) - - Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the music annual gala called "In Performance at the Wh…

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Discussions

  • Can someone please be specific about my ?

    11.14.2014 - How closely does MEPS look at tattoos? Do they just look at it take a picture then move on? I need someone to be specif...

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  • Possible to delay BCT/AIT for Reserves?

    11.10.2014 - Question: My recruiter pushed to finish all my processing & testing in a short time frame, and upon time for making ...

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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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  • Help on resubmitting med. waiver

    11.14.2014 - In December I have a chance to resubmit my medical waiver, but I wanted to know how many times can you resubmit a medica...

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  • Infantry to Ranger?

    11.11.2014 - If I sighn up as infantry could i eventually go into SF such as the 75th? Im asking this because I dont want to jump rig...

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  • AMEDD 70B

    11.11.2012 - How many people were selected for USAR 70B for FY 12?  I have been looking for info about 70B selections and it has...

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  • asvab/tapes tests

    10.28.2014 - hi my names blaine and i took the asvab and tapes with guard but told them that i would rather go active duty army and i...

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  • 68W questions

    11.13.2014 - Hello is there certain locations that 68W goes to basic training at?   What are the chances of getting ranger towa...

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  • getting split up

    11.13.2014 - ok so me and my brother is thinking about enlisting but dont want to get split up so what should we do

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  • Joining the Army as a Junior in High School

    04.20.2011 - Good evening,             I have a question that may seem silly to so...

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