Soldier Life
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Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training. Finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training.

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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



  • Active duty left me pregnant

    11.23.2015 - Hey there, I need some advice.  I have been a military wife for about one year and I am originally from Hawaii, my ...

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  • Getting DQ'd

    11.22.2015 - So i recently got DQ for the Services and my recruiter told me that i can check back in or when something new arises. I ...

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  • I need help deciding 11b or 31k?

    11.21.2015 - I am torn between picking an MOS. As of right now i cant decide between 11b, or 31k. Im not your typical citizen who wan...

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  • question about MEPS/recruiter

    11.23.2015 - I currently have a recuriter and am going to take my ASVAB and physical in two weeks. But I have a question that I dont ...

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  • Army

    11.23.2015 - 1.Am i able to do Army reserve,and Active 2.Can i do medical,after infantry in Active 3.If you were me,would you do Na...

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  • i140 pending but still maintained f1 status. Am I eligible for Mavni?

    11.23.2015 - I have one question. My i140 is in pending since i applied through eb1. My i94 has paroled written in it since I went to...

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  • Tattoo soon but not sure need help

    11.23.2015 - I am planning on getting a tattoo and itll be before I go to meps to enlist I am getting a quote on my left side but I p...

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  • MEPS visit, Reenlisting!

    11.23.2015 - So I am going to meps to reenlist into the army reserve but what I really want to do is reenlist back into active duty.&...

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  • Waiver for Mental Disorders/Misdiagnoses?

    11.23.2015 - I've had a longtime aspiration of joining the Army's Veterinary Corp during my lifetime and, aside from the very large a...

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  • option 40 or not

    11.23.2015 - My overall goal in the army is to be in the ranger regiment as infantry. I scored an overall score of 61 and a gt score ...

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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.