Download useful tips, facts and topics to help you start a conversation with your son or daughter about joining the Army.

Be a Community Partner

Do you want to make a difference in your community?  Unite with other community-minded people like you to learn how the U.S. Army can help make a positive impact in your area.

For Parents
Advice For Families: Having a Conversation With Parents
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Why the Army

You may have questions as to why the U.S. Army is a smart career move for a young adult. Find out about the job training and benefits Soldiers receive.

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What to Expect

U.S. Army Soldiers live fast-paced lives. As a parent, you may be wondering about deployment, life on a military installation, and the methods of communcation that Soldiers use to keep in touch with their families.

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Real Life Stories

Get to know how parents like you handled their son or daughter’s decision to enlist. Hear their stories, and find out how they participated in the process step-by-step - from their first reaction to the ultimate pride they feel today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get straight answers to some of your most pressing questions. Click the link to access our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Para Padres

Cada Soldado tiene sus razones personales para unirse al U.S. Army, y su hijo o hija no es diferente.

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If I could offer advice to any parent of a child who is considering any branch of the military I would say support them. Have a conversation with them and dispel all of the myths and rumors that you’ve heard – not just about the wars and those kind of elements but totally understand what military service means and the satisfaction and the pride that you can get not just from being that Soldier, but as a parent of that particular Soldier. And have that conversation and try to support them cause if a child is at that point in time that they’re considering the military there’s a reason for that. It’s not just cause I don’t have anything else to do, it’s because it’s something in them and to nurture that and grow that is a good thing for that individual whether it be a male or female and that will help them later in life.