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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Discussions

  • Signing up when 17

    05.19.2015 - I am currently in high school and have heard that i can go to basic training over the summer that i am 17, with parents ...

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  • Needing some advice

    05.19.2015 - I am an IRR soldier. Is there any MOS that I can reclass or go into a 'will retrain' slot that doesn't require a clearan...

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  • Unanswered Thread Listing

    11.06.2014 - Every once in a while, a thread slips through the cracks without being answered. I'll post all of them within the last t...

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  • Help making decisions

    05.18.2015 - I am a Freshman in Highschool and wanting to follow my uncles footsteps and join the Army.  I don't know where to s...

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  • Military Family

    07.09.2011 - I was told that an officer and an enlisted weren't allowed to be together... If so why not?

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  • Can you re-enlist after receiving a ELS?

    05.18.2015 - Are you able to re enlist after getting els with an attached psyc code? This was more than 4 years, would I be able to j...

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  • fraternization

    05.19.2015 - Are you allowed to have a relationship with an IET soldier if you had a prior relationships non-marital type (bf/gf) pri...

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  • Enrolling process for new spouse

    05.19.2015 - Hello,   I am aware of the DEERS process and having my fiance change his as well, but what other paperwork and off...

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  • Interview with battalion commander regarding waiver

    05.17.2015 - Hi, well tomorrow is my interview with the battalion commander. I am anxious and nervous. What should I expect? Well I a...

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  • Regulation on conditional release

    05.19.2015 - I'm currently a specialist in the army reserves, I've been trying to go active duty for about a year now but with the ar...

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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.

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