Soldier Life
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Becoming a Soldier

First, you will work with a recruiter. Then you will attend Basic Combat Training (BCT). And finally, you will enter Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

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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

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    04.23.2014 - I am just wondering if there is anyway i can go to college out of state and still get tuition assistance. Or how i could...

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    04.23.2014 - 1. For how long have you been in the Army?   2. Have you enjoyed 11b or if you could would you choose a different ...

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  • BAH

    04.24.2014 - If i am still a senior and i move out how much BAH will i be given. (After i give them the neccesary information and cop...

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  • Just wanted to show my appreciation

    04.24.2014 - Hello all,   I just wanted to show my appreciation to all the soldiers who take the time out of there day to answe...

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  • Deployment notice!!

    04.24.2014 - When unit gets orders to deploy how much notice do they get? couple of weeks, months?    Did they go from yea...

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  • Do i get leave during AIT

    04.24.2014 - Im going to be at AIT during Christmas. Will i get leave to go back? And will it be paid leave? Also what about thanksgi...

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  • Warrant Officer Flight Training - ask your questions here.

    06.05.2008 - Thought I would post this and see who bites. Serious WOFT-ers only please. Civilian or military....all are welcome. ...

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  • Change MOS

    04.24.2014 - What I do to change my MOS before basic training?

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ARMY FAMILY COVENANT

Female voice one : I think the Army community has an incredible bond, thank goodness for girlfriends and neighbors.

Female voice one : I feel like I have a sense of family and that I have a sense of community. I have never been so proud in all of my life.

Gary Sinise: The strength of our soldiers comes from the strength of their families.

Gary Sinise: Which is why the U.S. Army does all it can to keep Army families Army strong.