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

  • Physical and ASVAB

    05.20.2015 - Hello everyone, I have a question about what is going to happen next week and was hoping someone can help. I had shoulde...

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  • Land navigation in BCT

    05.20.2015 - Hi I'm going 11b, and was wondering during land navigation, do u have to do a night land navigation alone or with a part...

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  • Can someone help me better understand the difference

    05.20.2015 - What's the difference between a battalion waiver or a waiver that's sent to USAREC. Or is it the same thing? Sorry if th...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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THE ARMY EXPERIENCE

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.