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

  • what does 12N horizontal construction engineer do?

    11.26.2014 - The job description says they move tons of earth using heavy equipment, are there any other duties they do? And what kin...

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  • 11X Infantry Group

    01.21.2013 - Hi, just to introduce myself my name is Pv2 Christopher Harris (soon to be PFC) and I am an 11X -Infantry going to Fort ...

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  • Officer Drawdown Cuts

    06.22.2014 - Captains and Majors are about to receive that dreary notice   http://www.stripes.com/news/army-drawdown-continues-...

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  • Speak 3 languages but no job for me!!

    11.19.2014 - Hey I'm 31 and I just took the asvab and medical and get the qualification approval "hoping that I'll be an interpreter ...

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  • OTH Discharge for not showing up to drill.

    01.20.2013 - I'm not going to BS or sugar coat any of this to make me look good. There was a time in my life that I was fed up with g...

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  • Enlisting without a highschool diploma or GED

    11.26.2014 - Is it possible to enlist without a highschool diploma or GED? I know there is a percentage limitation and limited oppor...

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  • High School Diploma from the State Board of Education

    11.25.2014 - I tried to join a few years ago. My local recruiter said I would need 15 credits before even looking at my diploma. Whic...

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  • week 1 classroom instructor

    11.26.2014 - what is expected from trainees in week one of training.

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  • What do I do about this?

    11.26.2014 - About a year ago I went to the doctor for what I thought was palpitations. After that I was never diagnosed with anythin...

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  • Medical Questions???

    11.16.2014 - When I was in tenth grade ( 13 years old) I HAD palpitations.  Ever since then I haven't had any more problems. Whe...

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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.

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