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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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Your ASVAB scores determine what occupations you qualify for in the military.

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These standards generally apply to all branches of the military. None of them are automatic disqualifiers, just red flags.

At attention in Navy barracks.

Just when you think you can't keep your eyes open any longer, your drill instructor will tell everyone to hit the rack.

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Air Force height and weight charts.

A group of basic trainees perform formation and parade drills in preparation of their graduation on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force

It's no secret that basic military training is extremely demanding. It will exhaust you in more ways than you thought possible.

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

Marine Corps drill instructor

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

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