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



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    02.05.2016 - I have a question on my eligibility for enlisting in the army. I have three minor speeding tickets on my record. I also ...

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  • Questions about joining the AR

    02.05.2016 - Hello,   I am interested in joining the Army reserves in the near future and I would like to clairify a few things...

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  • ranks, contracts, and BAH questions

    02.04.2016 - hello there, I'm interested joining the Us army 1- Does the us army still offer two year active duty contracts? if not ...

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  • Direct Commission

    02.02.2016 - I was processed, boarded, and selected on the Nov 2015 AMEDD board as a Captain.  I was awaiting scroll. It came ou...

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  • Would this be an automatic dissqualification to join the army?

    02.04.2016 - I got an O.U.I and i was wondering if that puts me out of the running to enlist? It wasn't a criminal/felony o.u.i, i bl...

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  • BCT in ROTC?

    02.04.2016 - While participating in ROTC will I be able to complete BCT and AIT in between my college summers? Also will I be able t...

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  • Tornado on Fort Stewart! 03FEB16

    02.04.2016 - Did anyone else get the privilege of watching this tornado? Lol. This by far is the craziest thing I've ever experienced...

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  • Career Path and education advice

    01.19.2016 - I was asked in medical skills the other day, as a freshman in high school, what I want to be when I grow up.  I gav...

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  • wearing glasses in the rangers

    02.04.2016 - can i join the rangers if i have a prescription pair of glasses

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  • Hopes of Becoming an Officer with moral record

    02.02.2016 - I'm currently a college student about to graduate in August and I really want to try to go through OCS. The only problem...

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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.