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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Army Strong Stories



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    04.27.2015 - I am currently in the process of what mos I would like to pursue. So I am curious on what jobs gets to travel the most? ...

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  • Who does the Breaching/Dynamic Entry in the Infantry

    04.27.2015 - Hey guys, so i'm wondering. I know in the Marine Corp they have a specific MOS in the infantry called Infantry Assualtma...

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  • Active duty officer

    04.28.2015 - Hi. My husband want to become a Officer and want to go Active. He has a BBA in Marketing (graduate 2011). He's been on t...

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  • Warrant Officer Flight Training - ask your questions here.

    06.05.2008 - Thought I would post this and see who bites. Serious WOFT-ers only please. Civilian or military....all are welcome. ...

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  • Path to becoming an active duty officer

    04.05.2015 -      Hello, I'm nearing the end of my highschool career and aim to become an officer in the Army. My...

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  • shorten the period of citizenship

    08.02.2012 - Dir Sir or Madam,     I am owning a green card. Apart from that I am a university graduate. Is there any pos...

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  • Can someone tell me how I look so far as my chances on getting into USMA?

    04.27.2015 - I am 15 years old, a freshman in high school, I got a mix of A's and B's (and unfortunately one C) in the first two mark...

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  • National Guard vs Army reserves

    04.27.2015 - So, I have been reading a lot into this. What is the difference between the national guard versus the army reserves. T...

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  • 26 and joining the army

    04.23.2015 - Hi I have always wanted to join the army like my family but over the years ive had alot of family issues and had to stay...

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  • deferred adjudication???????

    04.27.2015 - Could I join the army if I'm on differed adjudication for a state jail felony in TX for possession of a controlled subst...

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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.