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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 FAMILY COVENANT

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.