As a active duty soldier you can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill and the Army College Fund to help pay for a college education.
You can get up to $70,000 (depending on how long you enlist). All you have to do is give $100 a month during your first year of service.
Student Loan Payment
Paying off your student loans can be made easier with the Army’s College Loan Repayment Program. To take advantage of this program you must enlist full time in the Army for three years. Soldiers on Active Duty can get up to $65,000 for college loans.
The Servicemembers' Opportunity Colleges (SOC) are a network of 1,400 colleges and universities whose programs are designed especially to help meet the higher education needs of service members.
The US Army has created one of the most innovative programs of higher education in the world – Army University Access Online (known as eArmyU). eArmyU provides access to quality education for enlisted soldiers across the globe, helping them further their professional and personal goals and providing the Army with top preparation for its forces. eArmyU supports the goal of transforming the military into an Objective Force capable of responding to the diverse and complex demands of the 21st century.
As an Active Duty Soldier, you and your family are eligible to receive medical and dental care at little or no cost. You can receive treatment within the Army’s network of hospitals and clinics.
The official military health insurance provider is called Tricare. It is available for all Active Duty Enlisted and Officers.
Soldiers on Active Duty receive:
30 days vacation earned annually
Sick days as needed
Soldiers on Active Duty have 30 days vacation earned annually. Depending on your job, weekends and national holidays are considered paid leave.