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



  • Officer Drawdown Cuts

    06.22.2014 - Captains and Majors are about to receive that dreary notice

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  • Relocated/ how to find a unit?

    08.04.2014 - Hey all! I just relocated from New York to North Carolina, I am enlisted in the Army Reserves, can any tell me how to fi...

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  • Good day sir

    08.05.2014 - Good day sir my name is samson ezeute am from nigeria but right now i study and live in north cyprus..........from my ch...

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  • Numerous questions

    08.05.2014 - Hi, I'm wanting to join the army next year possible after April unless I decide earlier (then this year before December)...

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  • depression

    11.08.2011 - im goin to join the army if i can get in. i am manic depressive, and i was wondering what programs the army has to help ...

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  • HEPATITIS B Waiver??

    08.05.2014 - Hi everyone, I have a serious question. I'm very worried that I might get denied the opportunity to serve my country ...

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  • I earned a 52 on my asvab. What does that qualify me for?

    08.05.2014 - I really want airborne infantry! Will these scores get me there?   Here are my line scores: GT.   ...

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  • Height/Weight question??

    08.04.2014 - I'm thinking about joining the Army and I'm a 21 year old Female and I'm 5'2.5"  and 136lbs. So am I over the weigh...

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  • My Son is being sent to PTRP in BCT, where can I find information about treatment protocols?

    08.04.2014 - My son is in BCT and was diagnosed with stress fractures to both hips (femoral necks), femurs and tibias.  He pushe...

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  • How to prepare telling my parents about enlisting?

    05.26.2014 - I am in high school, and just this year about 4/5 months ago I began seriously considering joining the military. I know ...

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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.