Active Duty or Army Reserve?
Initial Military Training

Learn the differences between serving on active duty or in the Army Reserve.

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Employers are always looking for workers who have held leadership roles. The program establishes a relationship between you and a participating partner and affords you priority employment consideration.

Army Reserve
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See what your drill pay will be and find out about all the financial opportunities you can get as a Soldier in the Army Reserve.

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Army Reserve Bonuses

You may have many opportunities to earn extra money in the Army Reserve, including one-time bonuses for Army Reserve training.

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Army Reserve Education Benefits

Want to go to college or finish your degree? The Army Reserve will help you pay for school — and also give you the character and discipline to excel in your studies.

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Health Care and Insurance

Imagine having the best medical staff and technology available to you. The Army Reserve has part time jobs with health benefits giving you access to world-class medical care and group life insurance at affordable prices.

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Job Certification and Retirement

In the Army Reserve, you can earn job certifications and veterans’ benefits that help you get ahead in the civilian world.

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