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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  • recruitment struggle

    04.21.2014 - So I caught a Manufacturing and delivery charge that keeps me from joining. When I talked to the recruiter and told him ...

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    06.05.2008 - Thought I would post this and see who bites. Serious WOFT-ers only please. Civilian or military....all are welcome. ...

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  • Young and wanting to join.

    04.21.2014 - Im 15 ive wanted to join the U.S Army for the lonngest time now. ive been reserching MOS jobs. ive been looking as a 68W...

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  • OCS Questions

    04.21.2014 - How is branch selection done in OCS? Are there always infantry slots available to each OCS class? How would one go about...

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  • Officer Cuts

    04.21.2014 - I am looking at attempting to become a Reserve Officer or enlisting after I complete my bachelor's degree. After seeing ...

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  • well, what now.

    04.22.2014 - I just enlisted, I am extreemly nervous. what happens now?

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  • I am 30 years old, is it too late for me to become an officer?

    04.21.2014 - I AM 30 YEARS OLD MALE, IS IT TOO LATE FOR ME TO BECOME AN OFFICER?

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    04.22.2014 - Hi i dont know what to wear to MEPS like underwear?  Is sports bra okay?  I go in for the physical on wednesda...

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  • Question about 68M Nutrition Care Specialist

    01.02.2014 - So I am really big into nutrition. My eventual goal is to go Green to Gold in order to be a dietician in the Army. For n...

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  • Planning ahead

    04.21.2014 -       Well as of now im in the final stretch of my freshman year, and with college and such kno...

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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.