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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Med School Scholarships

    03.02.2015 - Hi, I am a senior in high school and I want to be a surgeon. I have looked at doing ROTC for the first four years as an...

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  • Senior year of highschool

    03.02.2015 - I am currently a junior in high school I am about to enroll in my senior year. My question is if any one has any advice ...

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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.

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