Soldier Life
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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, you’re tasked with upholding the constitution and protecting America’s freedoms. But it’s not always work — Soldiers have free time just like anyone else.

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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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Army Family Strong

The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. The Army knows that the decision to join its ranks is not one you should make alone. It requires the support and encouragement of your whole family.

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Discussions

  • Moral Waiver - Battalion level or higher?

    02.20.2015 - Okay, I took my physical two days ago and passed everything.   Next Question: Are moral waivers for DUI done at th...

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  • Whats the best way to lose weight?

    05.20.2015 - The recruiter I talked to told me for my height that 170lbs. I haven't been that in years. I have to lose 26lbs. I don't...

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  • Separated Family and pay

    05.19.2015 - Here is my situation.  I leave August 10 for basic.  I will be going in bare bones bottom of the pile e-1....

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  • Medical DQ for Depression

    05.19.2015 - Hello, ive been wanting to ask this for a while;   I've been wanting to join the Army/Marines ever since I could s...

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  • Needing some advice

    05.19.2015 - I am an IRR soldier. Is there any MOS that I can reclass or go into a 'will retrain' slot that doesn't require a clearan...

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  • Signing up when 17

    05.19.2015 - I am currently in high school and have heard that i can go to basic training over the summer that i am 17, with parents ...

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  • PTSD questions

    05.19.2015 -   I have done some research and have read a few threads about PTSD. I am hoping someone that has it and is reading ...

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  • Unanswered Thread Listing

    11.06.2014 - Every once in a while, a thread slips through the cracks without being answered. I'll post all of them within the last t...

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  • Help making decisions

    05.18.2015 - I am a Freshman in Highschool and wanting to follow my uncles footsteps and join the Army.  I don't know where to s...

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  • Military Family

    07.09.2011 - I was told that an officer and an enlisted weren't allowed to be together... If so why not?

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CAVALRY SCOUT

My name is Private First Class Alley and I'm a Cavalry Scout in the United States Army. We go ahead of the frontline and gather information on enemy activity and personnel.

For a 21-year old guy I have a pretty darn important job.

We're the eyes and the ears of the Army as Cavalry Scouts. We overlook enemy activity and we do it all without being seen. Being part of that team, you're only as strong as your weakest link. I take care of my men.

I'm the frontline for the frontline.

Three years ago I was just getting out of high school. I definitely made the right decision by joining the Cavalry. You learn a lot of responsibilities. You're getting paid, and you're helping serve your country. Not too many people can do this job.

Scouts out.