Soldier Life
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Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training. Finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training.

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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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    August 24, 2015

    A very interesting case came into the clinic just as we were getting ready to shut down. A Soldier who is part of the Old Guard Drill Team came in with an injury from their practice. This Soldier ha…

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    August 21, 2015

    Ranger School Graduation Ranger School is the Army’s premier small unit tactics and leadership school. The 62-day course pushes Ranger students to their mental and physical limits by forcing …

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    August 21, 2015

    The technical engineer supervises or participates in construction site development in areas such as technical investigation, surveys, drafts and construction plans/specifications. They conduct land su…

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    August 21, 2015

    The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems. Job Duties Install transformers, junction boxes,…

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    August 21, 2015

    Job Duties Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures Perform bas…

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    August 21, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18. "My…

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    August 20, 2015

    Rest assured that nothing matters more to the Army than providing the best possible education and experience for your family. The Army benefits available to you extend to your children as well. In fac…

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    August 20, 2015

    So, for your family, it doesn’t always mean just medical, dental and life insurance. Sure, you will have access to all of these Army family benefits, , but there’s more to it than that. As…

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    August 20, 2015

    Most parents, young or old, new or experienced, recall them with a haze of exhaustion-induced nostalgia: the precious days, weeks and months after they brought home that fragile, squalling, mysterious…

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    August 19, 2015

    Fill out the form below (some fields are optional) and you will receive a brochure within one to two weeks. Voluntary information shared with the U.S. Army will not be shared with any other party and …

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    August 19, 2015

    The Army is looking for Soldiers, who want to sign on as part of the cyber branch. An Army Military Personnel, or MILPER, message published in June notified Soldiers of the opportunity to reclassify…

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    August 19, 2015

    The All-Army team won its third consecutive crown at the 2015 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors, one of the nation's premier rugby cl…

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    August 18, 2015

    The online application is almost the complete enlistment process. You’ll be well prepared to talk to your local recruiter by the time you are finished. Along with the application itself, you can…

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    August 18, 2015

    In the Army, your rank not only indicates your pay grade, but also the amount of responsibility you hold. Corporals, for example, may be responsible for a small team of Soldiers, while a Major General…

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    August 18, 2015

    Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education, or PME, courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will nee…

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Discussions

  • cant locate my son

    08.26.2015 - i am asingle parent my son is in the the army reserve the last known location was in washington. from what i have been i...

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    08.25.2015 - Click here: https://forums.goarmy.com/user-preferences!input.jspa   Change "Discussion View Style" to "Threaded." ...

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  • Will illegal downloading of music files disqualify me?

    08.25.2015 - If yes I was told I could get a moral waiver, what are the grounds of me getting a moral waiver? I did this on multiple ...

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  • is he correct ?

    08.26.2015 - I went to see the recuiter last month and talked about joining and now that I have finished my GED they said I have to w...

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  • Graduating junior year to Join! Airborne questions/recruiter questions

    08.26.2015 - ok so im 16 years old and graduating class of 2017. im graduating a year early in summer of 2016 or fall of 2016. my goa...

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  • American Citizen Born Abroad Questions

    08.26.2015 - Hello everyone   I am an american citizen born abroad, I recently turned 18 during the summer and I have talked/wr...

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  • Chinese

    06.25.2015 - This is a Chinese student. All of my requirements are satisfy. But you know, there are a lot of Chinese will appy for i...

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  • Chinese slots

    08.26.2015 - Hi, I was wondering if there were any Chinese slots now. Thank you.

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  • Graduating early to join !

    08.25.2015 - Hi im 17 and a senoir in highschool. I plan on grduating early to go into the Army. I just would like to know if anyone ...

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  • 35m availability

    08.26.2015 - hey guys i was wondering how likely it would be to have this mos available to me, is it an over manned job and not just ...

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