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

  • 25C or 25U

    10.21.2014 - Okay so i wanted to know what my job duties would be as a 25c and 25s. what the differences are and what i would do in a...

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  • Some Questions about getting in the Army.

    10.21.2014 - I am going into the Army as soon as i can. I am now 17 and looking forward to this. The things i wanted to know is, the ...

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  • MOS 35 N in AIT

    10.21.2014 - I was informed the attritian rate for 35 N in AIT is about 76% in that do not make it. Can someone comment on this that ...

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  • Married after BCT, before AIT. Please help.

    10.21.2014 - I dated my wife for three years and when she joined the Army she wanted to get married, but it happened so fast that we ...

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  • Special Forces age requirements

    10.22.2014 - Is there any possible way that I could get an 18x contract when I turn 17 and join the army? I'm willing to do whatever ...

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  • Marine infantry to Army infantry

    10.21.2014 - My EAS is coming up, and I'm way more than just considering joining the Army. I'm looking for a change in pace, and a ne...

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  • Question about ROTC and commision

    10.21.2014 - Hey Im Ryan Im 18 now and I have been talking to multiple recruiters and I recently spoke to my local national gaurd rec...

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  • PS USMC to Army OCS - MEPS Inquiry

    10.21.2014 - I know there are many topics pertaining to PS to OCS, however none have been posted in FY15 yet.   Three Short Qu...

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  • ROTC age waiver for 2year program

    10.21.2014 - I have an Associate's degree now and will enlist. By the time I finish my initial contract I will be 27. The age require...

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  • Future Solider questions.

    10.21.2014 - So I went to MEPS to enlist and I had ended up getting sent home because I have ADHD and I mentioed it by mistake and I ...

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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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Gary Sinise: Which is why the U.S. Army does all it can to keep Army families Army strong.