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Joining the military doesn't have to be a stressful process. So why do some people have a stressful experience and some have a great experience? I believe joining the military can and should be a great experience with little or no stress.

What You Should Ask the Recruiter

Talking to Army Recruiter

Be sure you know what to ask your recruiter before you meet.

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There are many differences between officers and enlisted personnel, so carefully consider your path before joining the military.

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Initial in-processing is over, but you still have a few more steps before your first night at basic.

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10 tips to ensure you get the most from you time in the military.

Senior Airman Austin Hairfield

POPE ARMY AIRFIELD, FORT BRAGG, N.C.  -- The Army Ranger School students were all looking forward to the few hours of precious sleep they were about to get after a long day of training on Mount Yon...  more

Staff Sgt. Joshua Power marches his flight after their initial haircuts and clothing issue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Arriving at base is the moment you've been waiting for. It's the point where your life, as you know it, is now over.

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Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. There are different rules for enlisting and for officer programs.

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Once the recruiter has determined that you are qualified for further processing, you will be scheduled to take the ASVAB.

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Height and Weight Charts - Each service has its own height and weight requirements for recruits. Follow the links below to find out each service's height and weight standards.

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