Soldier Life
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Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training. Finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training.

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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



  • Where to after AIT?

    06.26.2015 - So I'm doing National Guard. After AIT, what happens next? Do I go home or get stationed anywhere? I know this isn't Act...

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  • Promote

    06.26.2015 - I enlist soon and my MOS is 92G (Food service specialist). How do I get promoted?

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  • I went to college for 3 years but I never finished before enlisting...

    06.25.2015 - My qustion is, when I go off to an army base, do I go in with a fresh start to my college education or do I continue whe...

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  • Another Past History Question

    06.26.2015 - Hey Folks, I am interested in enlisting in one of the 68 MOS's and have yet another question about prior drug use. ...

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  • How to get promotions.?

    06.25.2015 - Yesterday 06-24-2015 I swore in and my MOS is 68R. I'd like to know if on this MOS I can be promoted in a moderate time ...

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  • Difference between Cpl and Spc

    06.24.2015 - I grew up around Marines and Sailors my whole life but I want to be the different one and join the Army. But the ranks c...

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  • ...

    06.25.2015 - why is it so hard to find a recruiter to help me? smh. I've talked to one over the phone and every time I go to his offi...

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  • How about my case?

    06.25.2015 - Sorry. It's hard to talk with recruiter about private thing. I think here is good place to ask. I just have one testic...

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  • Enlisting!

    06.24.2015 - This might be against policy, if it is, I apologize. I just wanted to let everybody who has been answering questions and...

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  • another opinion please

    06.25.2015 - I am prior service reserve, was active duty from aug '93 to feb '95 for training as emt and practical nurse. I am lookin...

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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.