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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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    08.26.2014 - Recently I graduated and I keep coming back to army when I think about my future which is fast approaching. What are my ...

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    06.05.2008 - Thought I would post this and see who bites. Serious WOFT-ers only please. Civilian or military....all are welcome. ...

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    08.25.2014 - As of 7 Aug 14,  Milper Msg 14-219 states among other points that active duty Warrant Officers both tech and aviaor...

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  • Future soldier, switching mos after AIT

    08.26.2014 - I am a future soldier and was placed with my second choice mos as a 91B, is there a way i can retake my ASVAB to get a h...

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  • Husbands OSUT questions

    08.26.2014 - Hello. My husband left for OSUT at Ft Benning at the beginning of August. He is a prior enlisted, and his MOS is 18x. I...

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  • Signal/MI Officer skill translation to civilian jobs

    08.26.2014 - I am currently vying for an officer spot in Signal/MI branches and wanted to know how those skills from those branches t...

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  • UIC

    08.26.2014 - Can someone please tell me what a UIC is?

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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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  • Spousal Rights?

    08.26.2014 - My husband left on August 4th for basic training. I had one 2min conversation with him the Saturday after he left and th...

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  • OCS Message

    08.26.2014 - Here is the bulk of the current message on Active/Federal OCS.  For RC, it doesn't apply to NGOCS (traditional/acce...

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THE ARMY EXPERIENCE

A lot of misconceptions I had about the Army are what you see in Hollywood.

Talk to me or any other recruiter and we're here to help you accomplish your goals.

I became a 31 Uniform because I thought it could give me the best skills.

The training that they give us here becomes instinctive, and everything just becomes an easy flow.

Leaders are made here. We teach them how to lead Soldiers.

When you've been through the training that we go through, there's nothing that you can't do.

You're not only doing this for a grade, but you're also doing in front of your peers.

For me, the Army's a part of me, but it doesn't overtake me. I'm still a woman; I'm still an individual.

It varies from person to person on what they do with their free time. I like to travel, experience the culture.

I want to get my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

After graduation and after Airbourne School, I start Ranger Indoctrination Program.

Because I know Korean, doors open. You start to look at jobs you didn't even know you could have.

In the Army, that motivation takes you a long way. It takes you to the next school. That motivation takes you to the next rank. It takes you where you want to go.