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



  • Spouse question

    05.04.2016 - How long can it take to get a spouse on base with you?

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  • Junior in High school with a couple questions

    05.03.2016 - I'm trying to become a Cav Scout but with my birthday in later may I was wondering 1. when would be the earliest day t...

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  • Marine Corps to Army 68W Combat Medic

    05.04.2016 - I'm a prior enlisted Marine, transferring into the Army in January. I'm very interested in 68W, just wondering what AIT ...

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  • SF Recruit or MOS with 40x and request SF

    05.03.2016 - Hello! My name is Dairl. Just curious about what would be recommended from people who may have gone through this before....

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  • Changing My MOS

    05.04.2016 - Hello all I am posting because I am curious about changing my MOS. I swore in about two months ago and am on the DEP whi...

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  • Future solider

    05.03.2016 - Hey, I was wondering if a recruiter call me for questioning; I was wondering may I receive some army items as in t shirt...

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  • JROTC credit questions

    05.04.2016 - If I were to be in the AFJROTC programming yet would later on join the US Army would my ROTC experience still be account...

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  • 15F vs 15T

    05.03.2016 - I'm a soon-to-be college graduate who plans on joining the army afterwards. I'm already nearly finished with the enlistm...

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  • Enlisted or OCS - being mislead by my recruiter?

    05.03.2016 - Hello,   I am currently in the process of joining the Army. I have a bachelors degree, got a 78 on the ASVAB first...

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  • Change of status, MAVNI program

    04.17.2014 - Hi guys I have a problem that bothered me for a long time. I studied in the US since 08/2011, however, I left the US for...

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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.