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

  • I'm Mexican want to join U.S Army

    03.31.2015 - Hi im mexican citizen i want to joint to u.s army, I have 19 years, my high school complete, I am not a US citizen, my q...

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  • Marriage before or after BCT

    03.31.2015 - So my fiance is now in enlisted in the army and will leave somtime soon.  I have been to a recruiter and talked abo...

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  • Drug charge - Misdemeanor ???

    03.30.2015 - Would a drug charge back from 2013 have an affect on joining the military? What if it was a misdemeanor charge of posses...

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  • Does anyone know know the difference between joining the Army from High school or from Homeschooling (Online Class)?

    03.30.2015 - I was just wondering if it is any different for homeschoolers to join the military. I spent all of elementary, my freshm...

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  • MWD Handler

    03.30.2015 - Is there anyone who is or knows a MWD Handler that I could talk to? Im very interested in  joining the Army and bec...

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  • civil actions

    03.31.2015 - I am in tge process of joining the army and have been sued by a debt collection agency. I settled out of court for the w...

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  • 18x a few questions I have but haven't been able to find answers to

    03.06.2015 - It's all I can think about. I've contemplated joining the army for 2 years now. However, I always thought I was not fit ...

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  • 21st Century proposed promotion and retention changes

    03.30.2015 - http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/03/30/secdef-promotion/70667178/   This will be interesting ...

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  • getting new orders

    03.30.2015 - my husband just graduated from osut. he's 11b. he was slotted for airborne but decided to drop. he dropped this morning ...

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  • Dependents question

    03.30.2015 - I understand that you can't have more than 2 dependents when you join the army.   Is that OK that if you have 2 wh...

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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.