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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Army Strong Stories



  • Managing College in Two Locations?

    08.11.2014 - So I'm basically settled on joining Army intantry and going the SF route once I'm 20, but I have education to determine ...

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  • inner arm tattoos

    08.12.2014 - I know you aren't allowed more than 4 tattoos below your knees and elbows and they're supposed to be able to be covered ...

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  • Job opportunity

    08.12.2014 - With a double major in psychology and political science, what job can I get in the military?

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  • Question concerning ROTC

    08.11.2014 -      Im considering going to college and doing the ROTC program should I doit and is it  worth ...

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  • Tattoo Removal

    08.12.2014 - The tattoo on my foot/ankle was denied due to the new tattoo policies, it was hidden by uniform completely, but was a li...

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  • DQed

    08.11.2014 - I had depression 2 years ago but i dont anymore and i no longer take the medication they perscribed me. Am i still DQed?

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  • Do Battalion Commanders always call your for a telephone interview when you have a suitability review?

    08.06.2014 - I am in the process of joining the army. I have been working with a recruiter for about 3 months now and I have already ...

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  • Tinnitus

    08.12.2014 - Will I be able to get into the infantry if I have tinnitus with slight hearing loss in both ears.  I hear fine and ...

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  • too fat to join?

    08.09.2014 - I have been told by recruiters for the past 7 years, that i am too heavy too join the army. well guess what. doing it on...

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  • MEPS taking a while.

    08.12.2014 - I'm trying to enlist and I've been waiting almost two weeks to hear back on an ankle surgery I had 7 years ago to be app...

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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.