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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Army Strong Stories



  • Army reserve service

    05.27.2015 - Any chance after serving in the army reserve you can join the marines ? Haven't found much on this topic about the trans...

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  • Arforgen explaination

    05.27.2015 - Can someone give me an explanation of the arforgen deployment cycle I'm confused how it works

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  • How long before I'm sent to BCT?

    05.22.2015 - Hello.   Once I begin the paperwork to join; on average, how long does it take to be sent to basic training?

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  • Need for nurses in the Army Reserves

    05.27.2015 - I was recently talking with  a colleague  who  said she was interested in   joining the reserve...

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  • Need advice for my husband

    05.27.2015 - Hi my husband is interested in joining the Army. My question what is the body fat requirement because I heard that it ha...

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  • Just at a curiosity...

    05.26.2015 - My dad wants me to join the army. Every time we talk serious, he brings it up. It's a good idea, and I'm contemplating o...

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  • MAVNI F1 student legal status

    05.27.2015 - Hi all,   I want to join through the MAVNI program. I just graduated from a 4 year university and I have no proble...

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  • solider living

    05.24.2015 - When is your family able to live on base with you? Does the benefits come into effect during BCT if you're married or it...

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  • Is it difficult going from Reserves to Active Duty?

    05.26.2015 - I know this question may have been asked a number of times, however, if you already have a Master's degree and went into...

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  • Army or Marines?

    05.04.2015 - I'm currently in high school and I'm looking to join a branch in the military when I graduate. I want to become part of ...

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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.