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



  • Questions about colorblindness test requirements for 11X op40.

    04.29.2016 - I already have the job reserved and leave for MEPS on monday. However, i was told that if i am R/G color blind i will no...

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  • Can I join if I have Chronic Lyme Disease?

    04.29.2016 - I am still a couple years away from even being eligable. But I took that test and got 85%. Ever since I was 5 years old ...

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  • Active duty instead of National guard??

    04.29.2016 - Recently i made the decision to Enlist in the Army National Guard. My recruiter reserved me the MOS of 11b and my tentat...

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  • Question on Army Leave

    04.29.2016 - I am wondering, do you have to earn the 2.5 days each month for leave before you can use it or do you get the 30 days an...

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  • I'm ready to enlist, but have some questions.

    04.29.2016 - I've been getting in shape before I enlist, because I don't want to go to BCT no ready. My recruiter told me if I enlist...

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  • Reserve Slots

    04.29.2016 - Hello All,   My recruiter told me that 70% of the slots for the reserves for this year are already filled and henc...

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  • Plan for Army Career

    04.28.2016 - Hello there! My name is Reed and I'm a junior in high school. Now as I near closer to graduation I have to think about a...

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  • basic training when enlisting as a infantryman?

    04.29.2016 - Can someone enlighten me on basic for a infantryman I heard it was different for infantryman but I thought basic trainin...

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  • 11b or 12b?

    04.26.2016 - i swear in a couple weeks from now just wondering wich mos would be the better pick i def want alot of combat expirence ...

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  • What else could they possibly want

    04.27.2016 - Hello Everyone,        I am new here but I hope to get some advice. I am 32, married with no c...

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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.