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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Army Strong Stories

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    January 16, 2015

    Are you interested in transitioning from Active Duty to the Army Reserve or vice versa? Are you a member of another military branch and interested in joining the U.S. Army? Click the links below to …

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    January 16, 2015

    Continue your service in the Army Reserve Whether you’re nearing the end of your current enlistment or you are interested in returning to service, the Army Reserve is an excellent way to make …

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    January 16, 2015

    Continue to serve in the Army Reserve Are you interested in rejoining the Army as a member of the Active Guard Reserve, or as a senior Noncommissioned Officer in the Army Reserve? Prior service Army…

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    January 16, 2015

    Continue your career in the Army If you're interested in rejoining the military or advancing your military career, below you'll find some resources to help you on your way. http://www.goar…

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    January 15, 2015

    You may be surprised to learn that the Army Reserve jobs offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas. In fact, almost all Army Reserve jobs can be found in the civilian world, giving you a competit…

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    January 15, 2015

    The aircraft electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. They ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helico…

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    January 15, 2015

    The aircraft pneudraulics repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft pneudraulics systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helic…

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    January 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 14, 2015) -- Army researchers and engineers are gathering at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Jan. 14-16, to discuss research initiatives and focus on closing technology g…

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    January 14, 2015

    Hispanic Heritage Event to be held at Florida International University. Army ROTC to support.…

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    January 13, 2015

    CIVILIAN SKILLS BONUS ACTIVE DUTY Qualified applicants who possess civilian skills that the Army needs, like a proficiency in certain foreign languages, may be eligible for up to $15,000 bonus. A…

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    January 13, 2015

    The Army now offers enlistment cash bonuses to home-school graduates. Those who qualify receive the same incentives as traditional high-school graduates, including up to $40,000 for enlistments of thr…

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    January 12, 2015

    In addition to Basic Pay and Drill Pay, Soldiers have many opportunities to earn additional money in the Army. These one-time Army bonuses are available if you choose a specific Army job, complete spe…

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    January 12, 2015

    A Career in the U.S. Army is not only an attractive option for its intangible benefits – leadership skills, strength and a chance to serve one’s country – but also its monetary benef…

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    January 12, 2015

    The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon sys…

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    January 12, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple…

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Discussions

  • Reserve Officer works

    01.16.2015 - Hi!! My husband want to join as an officer. We are thinking if he go Active or Reserve. He had a BBA. He is finishing hi...

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  • ROTC Questions, easily answered

    01.19.2015 - Hello. Let me start off by saying that my knowledge of the Army is limited to what basic information I could find online...

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  • 16 years old joining when I turn 18

    01.20.2015 - Hey when I turn 18 and graduate high school I'm going to join the army. I have one problem though, I can't swim. Will th...

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  • Dual Military Couple Question

    01.19.2015 - My girlfriend and I are both active duty and are the same MOS.  However, we were just informed that we will be head...

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  • jobs by asvab line scores

    01.19.2015 - I wondering if there was a way to see what jobs you qualify for by your ASVAB line scores online? I know my recruiter ca...

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  • I would like more information.

    01.19.2015 - I am 17 years old right now. I turn 18 Feb 3. I know some mechanics skills but I am still learning. What are my options ...

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  • Quick Question- Visiting

    01.19.2015 - Hello, my boyfriend was currently set to be stationed at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. I just had a qucik question. Because ...

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  • 15W Unmanned Aerial Systems [[PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS HERE]]

    01.21.2010 - Please direct all questions in this thread, so I dont have to jump from post to post and if someone has the same questio...

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  • 17 Series

    01.19.2015 - Might the Army consider age waivers for the 17C Cyber Warfare Specialist andthe 17A Cyber Warfare Officer? I see that th...

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  • Army Officers

    01.19.2015 - Do Army Officers have intelligence with combat and guns like soldiers do or are they more about tactics?

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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.