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Beyond the Uniform

Experience the journeys of ten people who found their paths in the U.S. Army Reserve.

ARMY RESERVE
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Serving in the Army Reserve means you'll still have a civilian job, but you'll train each month close to home and complete a two-week training exercise once a year. This way you will be trained and ready if called.

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WHAT IS THE ARMY RESERVE?

The Army Reserve is the Army’s pool of extra resources and personnel. Reserve Soldiers perform critical Army jobs on a part-time basis.

WHEN WILL I SERVE?

You will spend one weekend a month on duty and two weeks a year in training. Soldiers in the Army Reserve may be called to active duty to provide their expertise. Your total service contract length in the Army Reserve may range from three to six years, depending on your Army Reserve job.

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WHERE WILL I LIVE?

Unlike serving on Active Duty, you will be able to live anywhere in the United States. If you are planning on attending college or advancing within your civilian career, Army Reserve service will provide you with the flexibility to live where you choose.

WHAT'S THE PAY LIKE?

Even though you will spend a limited amount of your time on duty, Army Reserve Soldiers earn competitive salaries, and have access to a wide range of benefits. As a Private, for example, you will make more than $3,000 a year, and you’ll receive health care, retirement and education benefits. As you move up in rank, your pay increases.

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Simply signing up as an Army Reserve Soldier may qualify you for a list of bonuses and incentives, including a skills bonus, Officer Candidate School bonus, and a translator aide bonus.

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Part of the benefit of becoming a Soldier in the Army Reserve is the free time you will have to accomplish your goals. In the Army Reserve, not only will you have time to complete school, but you’ll have the money for it too. Soldiers qualify for a variety of education funding opportunities for their military service, including the Montgomery GI Bill Kicker, the Army Reserve Education Assistance Program and more.

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DO ARMY RESERVE GET DEPLOYED?

Generally, Active Duty Soldiers are the ones who are deployed overseas, while Army Reserve Soldiers fill their positions at home, but there are times of great need when Reserve Soldiers may be deployed.