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

  • 2 January 2014 - Regular Army (RA) HRC Business Rules

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  • Can a college graduate enlist at a 31D?

    04.15.2014 - I've heard several times on multiple threats on this discussion board that 31D is not an entry level MOS. However I will...

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  • contacting a recruiter

    04.11.2014 - When should i contact a recruiter? I am finishing my junior year of highschool the june, and plan on going active duty. ...

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  • Ranger regiment qualification

    04.14.2014 - I recently took my asvab at meps and i got a gt of 101 now my dream is to join the 75th ranger regiment and i talked to ...

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  • Military-Police

    04.15.2014 - I have an Underage Consumption charge and I'm wondering if I can be a MP   As it says in the MP - 31B Military Po...

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  • How difficult is it to enlist as an 11x?

    04.13.2014 - I'm 21, I have my GED although I have more than enough college credits to be considered the same as an applicant with a ...

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  • Which is right for me?

    04.14.2014 - Firstly, thank you for your time. Secondly, I'm well aware of the hundreds of "Guard V Reserve" discussions, but I haven...

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  • Help Please!

    04.14.2014 - My Fiancee is currently in AIT at Fort Lee VA, his MOS is a 23 week course. We are planning to get married when he gets ...

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  • U.S. non-resident vet school funding

    04.14.2014 - To anybody who can help,   I am a U.S. citizen, but I have lived in Ireland for most of my life. I am now 21 and a...

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  • What are my chances of getting a medical waiver?

    04.14.2014 - I am currently filling out the army application online. I was wondering how long it usually takes to process a waiver an...

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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.