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

  • ROTC Scholarship Info

    04.16.2014 - I am in JROTC right now, I plan on joining the Army in one year. I plan on getting a ROTC Scholarship, but, if it doesn'...

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  • Question on joining with asthma.

    04.16.2014 - I am a 17 year old girl who has a problem with asthma. Will this effect me going into the army? What will I need to do i...

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  • Do I have to stop taking acne medication before enlisting?

    04.16.2014 - I was just prescribed Spironolactone for hormonal acne ( I am a 24 year old female). I plan on enlisting in the next few...

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  • Medical jobs in the army

    03.18.2014 - I am planning on enlisting this summer for the army and would like to be in the medical field. I have almost 2 years of ...

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  • Question about certain medical allergies and surgeries

    04.16.2014 - So I am allergic to Penicillin and Ceftin with the affect that when I take them I vomit and/or get rashes. Surgery wise,...

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  • Medical question about seizure misdiagnosis?

    04.15.2014 - My medical history is confusing. When I was 11, I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and put on medication. Only had ...

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  • What do i need to do to become an Army nurse?

    04.01.2014 - Over the summer i decided i wanted to become one for the Army. What are all of the requiremnts to do so?

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  • Seeking 18F4V! (75th question)

    04.15.2014 - 1) I was wondering if 75th conducts any infantry missions today? 2) Do they only do SOCOM now? 3) How would one go ab...

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  • Having trouble with weight

    04.16.2014 - im a 19 year old male that weighs 260 lbs and i already know i need to be 190 and im having trouble loosing weight becau...

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  • Mentoring

    04.16.2014 - I've looked online and i've tried talking to my recruiter but i haven't had any time, but I was wondering if there was a...

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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.