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

  • Getting married before enlistment

    02.11.2016 - Ok so I am considering enlistment in military, and I have had brief discussions with some recruiters. My main question i...

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  • Taking Physical/Medical Exam in 2 days worry about weight.

    02.02.2016 - Hi, all!   I went to the recruiter office because my recruiter wanted to talk to me about scheduling the physical....

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  • What are the best option to be an Officer when you are in MAVNI

    01.23.2016 - Hi all!!   I still need to go thru OPI and Physical then I am all set...   However, I know that MAVNI is fo...

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  • I signed the contract... now what??

    02.11.2016 - I am blessed and honored to serve in the military!! I never imagined myself in the military but time goes on and changes...

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  • Officer Path Options

    02.11.2016 - Good evening.  I came off active-duty USMC in November 2015.  I currently drill in the USMCR as a non-obligate...

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  • Help! I scored 27 on the ASVAB...

    02.10.2016 - I am so determined to join the military, I have always wanted to. I am now in my mid 20s and also have a Bachelors degre...

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  • Guillain-Barré syndrome and military enlistment

    02.11.2016 - Hello I really want to join the military but have a complicated medical history, when I was sixteen I became paralyzed w...

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  • passed the falant should I be labeled as normal color vision?

    02.11.2016 - I'm a prior service Marine combat engineer, I'm trying to enlist as a 12b in the Army, for my job to transfer over I nee...

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  • Can a reserve unit be stationed abroad?

    02.11.2016 - I was wondering if a reserve can be stationed in other countries like Japan and Korea.

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  • College Graduate in Need of Some Guidance

    02.11.2016 - Folks,   I am a 25 year old college graduate whom after seeing little success on the job market began look to fulf...

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A lot of misconceptions I had about the Army are what you see in Hollywood.

Talk to me or any other recruiter and we're here to help you accomplish your goals.

I became a 31 Uniform because I thought it could give me the best skills.

The training that they give us here becomes instinctive, and everything just becomes an easy flow.

Leaders are made here. We teach them how to lead Soldiers.

When you've been through the training that we go through, there's nothing that you can't do.

You're not only doing this for a grade, but you're also doing in front of your peers.

For me, the Army's a part of me, but it doesn't overtake me. I'm still a woman; I'm still an individual.

It varies from person to person on what they do with their free time. I like to travel, experience the culture.

I want to get my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

After graduation and after Airbourne School, I start Ranger Indoctrination Program.

Because I know Korean, doors open. You start to look at jobs you didn't even know you could have.

In the Army, that motivation takes you a long way. It takes you to the next school. That motivation takes you to the next rank. It takes you where you want to go.