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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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    July 29, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Greater Kansas City Recruiting Company will post a Color Guard at the Kansas City Royals “Folds of Honor” game this Thursday evening.…

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    July 29, 2014

    Lt. Col. Somers visited with Staff. Sgt McGilvery at the Army Career Center in Pittsburg.…

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    July 28, 2014

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING STATION The primary job of Military Entrance Processing Station is to determine, under military regulations, policies and federal law, whether or not y…

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    July 28, 2014

    The job of recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their respective services and provide them with information about — and reasons for — joining the Army. Expect recruiters to talk …

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    July 28, 2014

    UNDERSTANDING THE ASVAB TEST The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-choice test that helps you better understand your strengths and is one of the things that helps identify whi…

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    July 28, 2014

    How well young men and women do on standardized tests can have a great impact on their future. March 2 Success was developed as a free, no obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in t…

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    July 25, 2014

    Prior to 1973, male Soldiers executed the Pull-up as a part of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). In order to achieve an “average score” of 52 points, a male Soldier under 30 years of …

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    July 25, 2014

    The University of Missouri Army ROTC and the Army Reserve offer students the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and earn funding for college. For information about becoming an Army Office…

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    July 25, 2014

    University of Kansas Army Reserve Officer Training Program ROTC at the University of Kansas enjoys an old and proud heritage. The KU Army ROTC program is one of the top ROTC programs in the country a…

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    July 25, 2014

    Kansas City Kansas Community College is a participant in the U.S. Army Concurrent Admissions Program. New recruits (Future Soldiers) can opt to attend KCKCC while serving in the Army Reserves. For mor…

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    July 25, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Rivera from the Legends Army Career Center presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Future Soldier Pvt. Yusaf Miller. The Top Performer award is based on the Army Values criteria demo…

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    July 24, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Bennett and Sgt. Rowe from the Army Career Center in Grandview presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Lee’s Summit West Football Coach Royce Boehm. The Top Performer award is…

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    July 23, 2014

    I have been serving for almost 10 years on active duty. I have completed 2 combat tours and 2 overseas tours. I am now in the position to impact the future of our Army, serving as an Army Recruiter.…

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    July 23, 2014

    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. Not only are physically fit Soldie…

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    July 23, 2014

    The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile (18-20 km), military-style obstacle course that challenges your strength, stamina, and camaraderie. More than one million competitors have taken on Tough Mudder, which…

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Discussions

  • HELP PLEASE! Domestic A&B

    07.30.2014 - Okay so im trying to get into the Army, im going into my senior year of highschool and just turned 17. Everything was go...

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  • National guard/ army recruiter

    07.30.2014 - Can a national guard recruiter if he is already helping you join can you just tell him you and to be in the army instead...

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  • 18x and Security Clearance

    07.29.2014 - Hello,   I'm currently 28 working with a recruiter (regular army, not SF recruiter) on enlisting as an 18x.  ...

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  • I want in the army...but I am "overweight"

    07.29.2014 - I'm 23 6'1 and around 250 lbs..but most people don't believe me when I tell them I weigh that much, most guess I would b...

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  • Married before AIT.

    07.28.2014 - So my husband and I got married right after his basic training graduation and before he started AIT. Since we got marrie...

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  • Dual Military Couple

    07.29.2014 - Hello All, I have seriously been thinking about enlisting. I have not yet done so because my husband is active duty arm...

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  • R/G colorblind chemical corps

    07.29.2014 - Does anyone know if you are restricted from going Chemical Corps officer if you have a r/g discrimination on your med fo...

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  • ROTC Scholarship stats and chances?

    07.29.2014 - I am a 17 yr old female entering senior year and I recently decided to apply to join ROTC and go to college at the Unive...

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  • joining the army reserve ?

    07.29.2014 - I am currently a legal resident with green card, currently enrolled in college with 55 crd hrs.i would like to know if I...

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  • 16 year old son WANTS boot camp to save himself! But Where???

    07.29.2014 - My 16 year old son who will be 17 in January is about to start his junior year of high school.  He has struggled wi...

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