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

  • ROTC College Selection

    09.16.2014 - Can a student transfer to a different college after being awarded an ROTC scholarship or are the scholarships school spe...

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  • Can someone still join with breast implants?

    09.10.2014 - I'm having breast augmentation surgery next month and was wondering if this surgery was a DQ? Also how long after surger...

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  • Woman looking for a worthy and satisfying career

    09.16.2014 - So my name is Abby, I have been out of school for a year now, I went to college for a semester and got a 3.8 gpa but did...

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  • question....

    09.16.2014 - Hey i was wondering if i can join the army. My vision is 20/200 in one eye and 20/40 in the other that is without my gla...

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  • FEMAL ARMY RANGERS?

    09.05.2014 - Just a question, are there any females who are a Ranger? If so, What do you like most about it and as a female do you co...

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  • Active or Reserve

    09.12.2014 - After a lengthy discussion with my recruiter, I feel I could never get a straight answer on one question. I am a college...

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  • Does my time as an SMP Cadet count toward Active Duty Retirment?

    09.16.2014 - I'm about to retire via "Pink Slip" under TERA program.  I have 16 good ACTIVE duty yrs under my belt.  My que...

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  • Need a little help

    09.03.2014 - So when i was younger (14 years old) i got a juvenile felony for threating someone that was considered a "wobbler felony...

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  • Iraq pay question!

    08.29.2014 - I've heard that military personel arent getting Combat pay not correct term i'm sorry. But not being paid anymore for be...

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  • Difference Between Air Assault and Airborne?

    09.15.2014 - Hello, My name is Cuchulainn I am a sophomore in high school. I want to be an 11B. What is the difference between Air A...

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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.