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

  • tapas test, how to solve it?

    04.16.2014 - So I took the tapas test and Failed for two points in one section.  the  recruiter  on MEPS told me to ke...

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  • What is the best path I should take to become a Ranger?

    04.16.2014 - I have done hours of research and am having a hard time coming up with the answers that I need. I will tell you what I t...

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  • Ah-64 Mech before applying to WOFT?

    04.12.2014 - Hello, I'm thinking about enlisting in the Army, and I want to be a pilot. I've gotten great info so far about WOFT and ...

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  • Tattoo none prohibited

    03.30.2014 - Hello I have a tattoo it's not prohibited its on my thigh not offensive or gang related or none of the sort. I just fini...

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  • Tattoo waivers

    01.16.2014 - Hello I've been talking to a recruiter about my tattoos I've showed him all my tattoos and he said I was good he said wh...

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  • ROTC Scholarship Info

    04.16.2014 - I am in JROTC right now, I plan on joining the Army in one year. I plan on getting a ROTC Scholarship, but, if it doesn'...

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  • Married in foreign country, no married certificate, but married. Please help.

    04.10.2013 - I am in the process of enlisting in US Army Reserve. I have taken ASVAB and passed. I met all requirements. I was marrie...

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  • MOS 15Y stationing in Japan question

    04.16.2014 - My wife is currently in AIT for 15Y. She is in the rare situation of being offered a chance to pick the base she will be...

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  • what should i say?

    04.16.2014 - I am a 17 year old girl and im thinking about joining after i graduate highschool when im 18. Any addvice on what to say...

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  • REENLISTING, NEED ADVICE...

    04.15.2014 - Hello! This is my last attempt to get any sort of direction regarding my husband's reenlistment. First, a little backgr...

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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.