United States Army

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The U.S. Army was created on June 3, 1784 by the Congress of the Confederation at the end of the Revolutionary War. "To fight and win America's wars," the Army exists to organize, equip, and train forces “for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.”

The U.S. Army operates with an active component and two reserve components: the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. There are just under 500,000 soldiers serving actively in the U.S. Army today and another 550,000 serving in the reserve components.

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Army Basic Training PFT
The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance.

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Special Pay Overview
In addition to basic pay members may also receive special & incentive pays depending on their career field or location.
Hardship Duty Pay
Hardship Duty Pay is a special pay for members stationed in areas with living conditions extremely below standards in the U.S...
Special Duty Assignment Pay
Enlisted members performing extremely difficult, dangerous, or other duties may be paid special duty assignment pay.

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