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

  • OTH Discharge for not showing up to drill.

    01.20.2013 - I'm not going to BS or sugar coat any of this to make me look good. There was a time in my life that I was fed up with g...

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  • Show up to drill!!

    11.25.2014 - I just saw this on S1NET 4. (USAR) RECOVERY OF ARMY RESERVE (AR) TROOP PROGRAM UNITS UNSATISFACTORY PARTICIPANTS (UNSAT...

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  • doubt with my score

    11.25.2014 - Hi! I have a question about my score. I want an MOS that is 100 points (ST), but my score was 96 points... could my recl...

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  • Recruiter said army wont accept my High School?

    11.25.2014 - My recruiter told me that my school isn't a legitimate school to join the army with. I go to an alternative school, and ...

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  • Throwing out a hypothetical...

    11.24.2014 - I'd just like to throw out a hypothetical out there....If I were to go infantry and successfully earn a ranger tab while...

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  • Do MP's have zero downtime?

    11.24.2014 - Earlier I read a post on here stating that MP's have little to no downtime. I get the less downtime than most, but do th...

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  • High School Diploma from the State Board of Education

    11.25.2014 - I tried to join a few years ago. My local recruiter said I would need 15 credits before even looking at my diploma. Whic...

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  • switch over from active to reserves

    11.21.2014 - ok so i have a question.  im switching from active army to reserves. my recruiter put me in an e5 slot but im an e4...

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  • MAVNI

    11.25.2014 - I would like to know if MAVNI will open again and when?

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  • The TAPAS Assessment

    11.18.2014 - I just took my ASVAB Yesterday November 17, 2014 i passed my ASVAB with a 34 but today i got the good news that i did no...

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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.