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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