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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    02.09.2015 - I am looking to enter AMEDD as a Psy Ops Officer, what are some specific physical goals that will help me to compete for...

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    02.08.2015 - Okay, when I log into the website, and I'm on the My GoArmy page, I see the Army Career Explorer (ACE) frame and below t...

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  • Please Anwser This Thread!!!

    02.05.2015 - My boyfriend who is also Bipolar like me is also planning on joining the Army. Will he be able to? He is the same as me,...

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    01.24.2013 - I have a friend that is a grad from hand to hand combat and he has a court date coming up because of a bar fight how muc...

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  • next of kin

    03.05.2014 - Hello, I have been speaking with a soldier online and I am very aware of the scams going on. I have asked this soldier t...

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  • Leave or no leave?

    02.09.2015 - My other half left the coast guard for the army to become a helicopter pilot. He is graduating boot camp very soon but d...

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  • Choosing the right path

    02.09.2015 - I'm a recent graduate from Concordia University with a bachelors degree in business administration, however, after havin...

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  • Contacting Reserve Unit

    02.05.2015 - Hi,     I recently posted on these forums that I was trying to find a reserve unit.  I was able to conta...

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  • Real or fake

    02.09.2015 - HI, i have a question , i meet some probably military man online i have his full name his email but not military email 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.