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

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    July 29, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Greater Kansas City Recruiting Company will post a Color Guard at the Kansas City Royals “Folds of Honor” game this Thursday evening.…

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    July 29, 2014

    Lt. Col. Somers visited with Staff. Sgt McGilvery at the Army Career Center in Pittsburg.…

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    July 28, 2014

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING STATION The primary job of Military Entrance Processing Station is to determine, under military regulations, policies and federal law, whether or not y…

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    July 28, 2014

    The job of recruiters is to find qualified candidates for their respective services and provide them with information about — and reasons for — joining the Army. Expect recruiters to talk …

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    July 28, 2014

    UNDERSTANDING THE ASVAB TEST The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-choice test that helps you better understand your strengths and is one of the things that helps identify whi…

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    July 28, 2014

    How well young men and women do on standardized tests can have a great impact on their future. March 2 Success was developed as a free, no obligation tool to help anyone improve their test scores in t…

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    July 25, 2014

    Prior to 1973, male Soldiers executed the Pull-up as a part of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). In order to achieve an “average score” of 52 points, a male Soldier under 30 years of …

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    July 25, 2014

    The University of Missouri Army ROTC and the Army Reserve offer students the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and earn funding for college. For information about becoming an Army Office…

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    July 25, 2014

    University of Kansas Army Reserve Officer Training Program ROTC at the University of Kansas enjoys an old and proud heritage. The KU Army ROTC program is one of the top ROTC programs in the country a…

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    July 25, 2014

    Kansas City Kansas Community College is a participant in the U.S. Army Concurrent Admissions Program. New recruits (Future Soldiers) can opt to attend KCKCC while serving in the Army Reserves. For mor…

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    July 25, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Rivera from the Legends Army Career Center presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Future Soldier Pvt. Yusaf Miller. The Top Performer award is based on the Army Values criteria demo…

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    July 24, 2014

    Staff. Sgt Bennett and Sgt. Rowe from the Army Career Center in Grandview presented the U.S. Army Top Performer award to Lee’s Summit West Football Coach Royce Boehm. The Top Performer award is…

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    July 23, 2014

    I have been serving for almost 10 years on active duty. I have completed 2 combat tours and 2 overseas tours. I am now in the position to impact the future of our Army, serving as an Army Recruiter.…

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    July 23, 2014

    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. Not only are physically fit Soldie…

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    July 23, 2014

    The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile (18-20 km), military-style obstacle course that challenges your strength, stamina, and camaraderie. More than one million competitors have taken on Tough Mudder, which…

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Discussions

  • 18x and Security Clearance

    07.29.2014 - Hello,   I'm currently 28 working with a recruiter (regular army, not SF recruiter) on enlisting as an 18x.  ...

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  • Domestic violence charge help.

    07.28.2014 - Hi I am a 24 yr old female who was in the Air Force for a short amount of time (however thats a whole different story). ...

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  • 16 year old son WANTS boot camp to save himself! But Where???

    07.29.2014 - My 16 year old son who will be 17 in January is about to start his junior year of high school.  He has struggled wi...

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  • 35 series job and TS clearance

    07.29.2014 - Hello all,   I am currently an enrolled college student. I plan on transferring from a state college to a universi...

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  • whats basic training like?

    07.29.2014 - whats baasic training like and recepction?

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  • AR 601-210 Chapter 4-24 Major misconduct waiver confusion

    10.24.2012 - I have what would be considered a Major misconduct misdemeanor of theft over $500. When I talked to my local recruiter h...

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  • Freedom Loans court settlement

    07.29.2014 - We were talking about payday loans and military-specific financing options. This article shows just how unadviseable it ...

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  • benefits for family

    07.29.2014 - What benefits dose your wife get if you join the army?

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  • asvap score.

    07.29.2014 - I got a asvap sore of 80 on a per -test I was wondering what all jobs can you get with that score?

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  • tattoos

    07.29.2014 - I have 11 tattoos all of them can be covered with long sleeve shirts and pants but two of them on my legs are a little b...

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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.