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



  • Ged with 15 or more college credits

    03.03.2015 - I just got back from talking to a recruiter and he said that I need to score a 50 on the asvab, I am a little confused I...

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  • OCS and 18X Enlistment

    03.03.2015 - I just got back from speaking with my recruiter, and we just discussed a little bit about the enlistment option of an 18...

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  • Army Reserve contracts.

    03.02.2015 -      When the day comes for me to sign the dotted line, how many years in the reserves can i expect ...

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  • Requirements H&W

    03.03.2015 - What are the hight and weight requirements i could not find any for a enlisted soldier.

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  • education for me

    02.27.2015 - hello. i would like to enlist but am only a junior in high school. can i still further educate myself in the army?

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  • a chance to do the right thing

    03.03.2015 - Hello, my name is Isaac , I am a  college student major in digital media design (animation stuff),I am a Taiwanese(...

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  • after active mos

    03.03.2015 - I have one last question i am not real sure how it works after i have finished in active and i have the choice to go res...

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  • 12m

    02.25.2015 - I have heard that becoming a 12m (firefighter) is one of the hardest jobs to get into is that true? I was also wondering...

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  • 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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Female voice one : I think the Army community has an incredible bond, thank goodness for girlfriends and neighbors.

Female voice one : I feel like I have a sense of family and that I have a sense of community. I have never been so proud in all of my life.

Gary Sinise: The strength of our soldiers comes from the strength of their families.

Gary Sinise: Which is why the U.S. Army does all it can to keep Army families Army strong.