About the Army
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What is the Army?

The Army is one of the largest and most important government organizations in the United States. Its function is to defend the American people from aggressors with a force of qualified, skilled, and dedicated Soldiers.

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Serving in the Army

As a Soldier, you will have the choice whether to serve on active duty, or as a member of the Army Reserve. You will also have the choice of enlisting, or if you are qualified, commissioning into service as an Officer.

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Vehicles & Equipment

Discover the power and mobility of U.S. Army aircraft and fighting vehicles and take a look at the gear you could use as a Soldier.

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Post Locations

Active duty Army Soldiers live and train on bases and installations around the world. Take a look at this interactive map to see where you could serve.

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Ranks & Insignia

Throughout your career, you will be encouraged to rise through the ranks and become a leader. Learn about the enlisted and Officer ranks, and what each branch insignia looks like.

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