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

  • Schizophrenia

    12.05.2014 - So i have aspergers and i found out from my doctor that it is highly likely that i may have a very mild case of schizoph...

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  • Is the army giving out Moral waviers?

    12.16.2014 - Hello, and thank you in advance for your relpy. I read that the army (military in general) is currently not giving out m...

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  • Marine Enlisted to Army OCS

    12.15.2014 - Hello Gentlemen,        I am a Sgt in the Marine Corps and would like to do an inter-service...

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  • 68T MOS and the ACASP program

    12.16.2014 - I know that the 68T MOS (animal care specialist) used to be available thru the ACASP program. Is this still the case? I ...

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  • Im curious to the current need for 91B for active duty?

    12.15.2014 - Im curious to the current need for 91b in active duty, i  guess main concern is having MOS switched on me for some ...

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  • Pay grade for a college graduate?

    12.15.2014 - I have a 4 yrs college degree(overseas), What is my pay grade going to be when I start with the army? E4?

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  • Looking back at OEF

    12.16.2014 - To all my fellow OEF (Afghanistan) vets.  A photo trip down memory lane   http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-...

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  • Family in Korea

    12.12.2014 - I've been looking in the Internet and I've seen some sites that state that family sometimes can't come with you to Korea...

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  • Why aren't females allowed to be infantry?

    12.15.2014 - Being infantry has always been a big dream of mine, but i'm being held back because I am female. I just don't quite get ...

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  • GPA

    12.15.2014 - I got my BA in Biology and Business two years ago. I want to become an Officer but my GPA isn't the greatest (2.98). So,...

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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.