Role of the Army Reserve
Part time service. Full time strong.
You may be asking yourself, “What is the Army Reserve?” The Army is the most powerful and sophisticated military force in the world. This force consists of two groups: active duty Soldiers and Soldiers in the Army Reserve.

The difference between the two? Active duty is similar to working at a full-time job - with the Army - while the Army Reserve allows you to pursue a civilian career or attend college full-time and still serve your community and country. You can live where you want, receive medical benefits, educational benefits, tuition assistance, and build for retirement. In other words, in the Army Reserve, you can continue your career or education while training close to home and standing ready to serve with your valuable job skills.
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Prior Service or Currently Serving
The Benefits of Continuing your Service
If your enlistment is coming to an end or you are looking to return to service, you might be wondering how the Army Reserve can help you. The answer is that being a Soldier in the Army Reserve gives you the best of what the military and civilian worlds have to offer.

As an Army Reserve Soldier, you have the flexibility to start a new career, continue your education, pursue any other goal and live where you choose while enjoying a civilian lifestyle.
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Army Reserve Benefits
We've Got You Covered
In addition to giving you a head start on your career, for your commitment, the benefits of the Army Reserve will take care of you and your family. As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you’ll earn money for education, cash bonuses, discounted health care, build retirement, and more. All while you pursue your civilian career or continue your education.
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Army Reserve Jobs
Something for Everyone
You may be surprised to learn that the Army Reserve jobs offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas. In fact, almost all Army Reserve jobs can be found in the civilian world, giving you a competitive advantage. Discover careers in fields such as law enforcement, medicine, engineering and information technology, which can further your civilian and Army Reserve careers.
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How to Join the U.S. Army Reserve
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Your Stories
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