Enlist : Step 1 : Is the Army Right for Me?
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Step One: Consider carefully if the Army is the right choice for you.

Any job or career change should be viewed objectively. Consider the life style, the job, location, benefits, and opportunities.

To be a U.S. Army Soldier is to be a part of the world's best fighting force. Soldiers spend their days training, working and serving together to protect America's freedoms. But they also have time after work for family, friends and personal interests. From recruitment to retirement, the U.S. Army provides a unique and diverse lifestyle for Soldiers.

Consider the role the Army plays in the US Military. The Army is a key component of the U.S. Armed Forces, providing expeditionary land forces wherever—and whenever—they are required. Working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense, the Army trains and equips Soldiers—and creates leaders among them—to rapidly respond when they are called upon to serve our Nation.

Many people know what the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage mean. But how often do you see someone actually live up to them? Soldiers learn these values in detail during Basic Combat Training (BCT), from then on they live them every day in everything they do—whether they’re on the job or off.

The Army Lifestyle:
Most Soldiers are pleasantly surprised by the facilities an Army Post offers. You’ll find fitness centers, movie theatres, even tax-free shopping at the Post Exchange (PX) and Commissary—where you can buy almost anything from DVD players to groceries to clothing. With all this within reach, an Army Post isn’t just a place to live—it’s a community.

Where you live on an Army Post depends on your rank and family situation, those with higher rank or number of family members, have more housing options. For most new Soldiers, living on Post is a lot like living in an apartment complex. See an example of the places single Soldiers are living with these panoramas.




Post Features: An Army Post is also a place to make friends and spend your free time. From bowling alleys to computer labs, weight rooms to restaurants, Soldiers have plenty of options for fun, relaxation and learning.

Army Posts offer a variety of facilities for Soldiers to do almost anything they want during their spare time. These facilities can include:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Movie theaters
  • Libraries
  • Computer labs
  • Places of worship
  • Parks and swimming pools
  • Bowling alleys
  • Golf courses
  • Tennis courts
  • Riding stables
  • Auto shop
  • Restaurants
  • Bars and clubs

Do you Qualify? You must be between the ages of 17 and 34, be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien, be healthy and in good physical condition, and be in good moral standing.

If you.re ready to become Army Strong, Click here to fill in your details. You.ll receive information about how the Army can provide you with confidence and discipline that you can draw upon for a lifetime. With hands-on training, personal discipline and a shared sense of accomplishment, you.ll develop the mental, physical and emotional strengths you.ll need to surpass your peers. Fill out the form to find out how you can become Army Strong.


7 Steps to Join the Army

Step 1 - Is The Army Right For Me?

Step 2 - Choose The Right Path

Step 3 - Talk To The Recruiter

Step 4 - Ace The ASVAB

Step 5 - Process In

Step 6 - Choose Your Army Job

Step 7 - Get Ready For Bootcamp

 


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