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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Discussions

  • Can I join if I have Chronic Lyme Disease?

    04.29.2016 - I am still a couple years away from even being eligable. But I took that test and got 85%. Ever since I was 5 years old ...

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  • Active duty instead of National guard??

    04.29.2016 - Recently i made the decision to Enlist in the Army National Guard. My recruiter reserved me the MOS of 11b and my tentat...

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  • Question on Army Leave

    04.29.2016 - I am wondering, do you have to earn the 2.5 days each month for leave before you can use it or do you get the 30 days an...

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  • I'm ready to enlist, but have some questions.

    04.29.2016 - I've been getting in shape before I enlist, because I don't want to go to BCT no ready. My recruiter told me if I enlist...

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  • Reserve Slots

    04.29.2016 - Hello All,   My recruiter told me that 70% of the slots for the reserves for this year are already filled and henc...

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  • Plan for Army Career

    04.28.2016 - Hello there! My name is Reed and I'm a junior in high school. Now as I near closer to graduation I have to think about a...

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  • basic training when enlisting as a infantryman?

    04.29.2016 - Can someone enlighten me on basic for a infantryman I heard it was different for infantryman but I thought basic trainin...

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  • 11b or 12b?

    04.26.2016 - i swear in a couple weeks from now just wondering wich mos would be the better pick i def want alot of combat expirence ...

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  • Questions about colorblindness test requirements for 11X op40.

    04.29.2016 - I already have the job reserved and leave for MEPS on monday. However, i was told that if i am R/G color blind i will no...

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  • What else could they possibly want

    04.27.2016 - Hello Everyone,        I am new here but I hope to get some advice. I am 32, married with no c...

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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.