How to Join

See the step-by-step process it takes to join the Army - from talking to a Recruiter to finding the best position for you.

Basic Combat Training

Follow the ten-week evolution from civilian to Soldier. BCT is where recruits discover physical and mental strength and learn what it takes to become a Soldier.

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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, it means you will uphold the Constitution and protect America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work — Soldiers have free time and access to medical, housing and continuing education benefits. See the true meaning of being a Soldier.

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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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Soldier Stories

Get a first hand glimpse into the Army lifestyle. Let Army doctors, lawyers, engineers, ROTC cadets, and everything in between tell you what it's really like to be a Soldier.

Meet the Soldiers

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    07:00 AM Apr 12

    Lt. Col. Pat Lis has 33 years of experience working in his dream field of aerospace, crediting his success to his A…

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    06:31 AM Apr 09

    DYK: "HOOAH" is another way to spell H.U.A. -- which stands for Heard, Understood, and Acknowledged. Ready to feel…

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    05:24 AM Apr 09

    Does the Army have the best battle cry? Yes Duh HOOAH 👇 👇 👇

  • goarmy

    09:20 AM Apr 07

    This unique patch is worn by all Soldiers who make up the 28th Infantry Division, also known as the "Keystone Division."

  • goarmy

    04:00 AM Apr 07

    Patches are earned by Soldiers and worn on their uniform to identify their unit. Can you name this patch? Visit…

  • goarmy

    04:51 PM Apr 06

    @Tankgoboom1 The Army is committed to taking care of our Soldiers, civilians, and families. As a values-based organ…

  • goarmy

    06:55 AM Apr 06

    It might sound weird, but blousing your boots is a way to make sure your uniform looks sharp.

  • goarmy

    05:47 AM Apr 06

    Your battle buddy says you need to "blouse your boots." Should you?

  • goarmy

    07:30 AM Apr 05

    Experience the 🌍 with us. Explore roles and opportunities available to Soldiers at…

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    06:08 AM Apr 02

    Explore unique opportunities to build on your talents. Which warrior will you become? Visit…

  • goarmy

    05:45 AM Apr 01

    Hey, recruits – here's a special Soldier Tip for #AprilFools. The Tail Rotor Gear Box on the helicopter doesn't nee…

  • goarmy

    12:42 PM Mar 31

    Thanks for the replies – a bit of a trick question here! It's actually just called a cover, or a UH-60 Windshield /…

  • goarmy

    05:15 AM Mar 31

    Black Hawks are a big investment, so it's critical to take care of them. Trivia time: What is the actual name of th…

  • goarmy

    01:01 PM Mar 30

    @HareMichah Let’s go 💪

  • goarmy

    06:57 AM Mar 29

    While there is no "failing" the ASVAB, you will need to score at least a 31 on the exam to be considered for enlist…