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

  • health issue#

    10.21.2014 - I got wolf parkinson's white sydrome and was wanting to know if I could still join if I get a procedure done? And if you...

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  • Confused

    10.21.2014 - I want to join the ARMY, but there are two things that I am curious about. The first thing is my weight, I know I am abo...

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  • Computer security as an officer?

    10.20.2012 - Hello, I was looking at becoming an officer while operating in computer security or something of the sort. I have a larg...

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  • Active Duty to Reserves

    10.19.2014 - I want to know if I can transition to the Army Reserves? I am currently on an indefinite enlistment. Please let me kno...

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  • 68G ugh..fail ait to reclass infantry?

    10.12.2014 - first off let me start this by saying I do not want his mos but it is the only option I had as according to the doctor t...

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  • Periods

    10.20.2014 - So I'm curious about how being on your period is handled. Are there always readily available feminine hygeine products? ...

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  • Enlisting with Celiac Disease?

    10.20.2014 - I have Celiac disease which is a gluten intolerance. I really want to enlist and really really hope this wouldn't preven...

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  • Airborne School Questions

    10.20.2014 - Good Evening,   My husband graduates from OSUT in a few weeks, and he had some questions about Airborne school. &#...

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  • Will there be other 17year olds at basic?

    10.19.2014 - I am 17 and a junior in high school. I have already met with my recruiter. He wants me to meet back with him in early Ap...

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  • Forward Observer.

    10.20.2014 - Okay, out of all combat arms jobs i would like to be a Fire Support Specialist. I just didnt know if i am a forward obse...

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