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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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    04.22.2014 - Is there a Pre-RASP, before actual RASP?   And if there is, where would it be placed? After Abn?

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    04.22.2014 - I hava a question regarding whether I can submit a request for being assigned to a certain Ranger Battalion. I am in Hig...

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    04.22.2014 - I will be going to MEPS this upcoming week to sign a 68w contract. Currently, I can max all of the PT tests, and I live ...

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    04.20.2014 - well, the title kind of says it. I was wondering if I'd have better chances with WOFT if I was applying with the street ...

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  • 68w AIT Question

    04.22.2014 - So after basic during 68w AIT, will I have free time on the weekends?   Let's say I wanted to do off base activit...

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  • OCS-requirement

    04.22.2014 - I am thinking about enlisting and graduated with a Bach in Psyc. with a GPA of 2.5 in 2010. Since then I have worked for...

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  • Vision Test

    04.22.2014 - I checked 40-501 and searched the board here but could not find a definitive answer to this (but maybe I missed somethin...

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  • Single, Mortgage, BCT - Will I Get Some Housing Allowance?

    10.23.2013 - Hey Guys,   If you're single and with a current mortgage at the moment of BCT, will someone receive BAH-Different...

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  • recruitment struggle

    04.21.2014 - So I caught a Manufacturing and delivery charge that keeps me from joining. When I talked to the recruiter and told him ...

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  • ASVAB scoring question

    04.22.2014 - VS     87 MS    96 STS   99  --------------- GS   ...

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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.