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Learn Army tasks in a fun and interactive game environment. Go to to create your account, you must contact your recruiter or Recruiting Center and ask for the center's RSID to begin your Army training.

Financial Management

There is a NEW Financial Management Class located on the Additional Training tab of the FSTS. This class is designed to give you a better understanding of successful financial strategies.

All Married Future Soldiers

If you are a married Future Soldier and have not already provided your Spouse the opportunity to register with the Family Information Center (FIC) do so now! The FIC provides new Army Spouses with a source to ask questions and receive specific information regarding countless topics ranging from TriCare and benefits to finance and DEERs enrollment! You can register your Spouse by either emailing or telephoning us. EMAIL: PHONE: 877-535-6387 TOLL FREE

Newest Future Soldiers

Please welcome our newest Future Soldiers

The Reception Battalion

As the name implies, the Army Reception Battalion is where you begin the transition from civilian life to becoming a Soldier. Here, you will get your first taste of military life. You'll live in an Army barracks, eat in an Army dining facility and begin to learn the Army values and ways.

Your stay at the Reception Battalion is brief, but it is important. Your military records are established here. These files (medical, financial and personnel) will follow you throughout your military career. Read them carefully and ask your interviewer any questions you may have. This is the only way you can be sure your records are correct.

The Reception Battalion processing is a shock to some Future Soldiers. Hundreds of individuals are processed each day. Time is short, and being at the right place at the right time is crucial. But if you maintain a positive attitude, it should go smoothly.

Your Reception Battalion processing will include:

  • General orientation.
  • Uniform issue and fitting.
  • Issue identification tags.
  • Personnel records processing.
  • Identification (ID) card issue.
  • Army core values card issue.
  • Eye and dental check.
  • Immunizations (shots).
  • Initial pay.
You'll be on the receiving end of a mind-boggling amount of information. To give you a rough idea, your general orientation alone will cover:
  • Broad military subjects including the seven core Army values; leave and pass policies; privately owned vehicles policy; pay and allowances; service obligation; allotments; survivor benefits; and Service member's Group Life Insurance.
  • On post facilities such as: postal service, legal assistance, medical, recreational, religious services, and post exchange.
  • Visitors and Family issues to include: medical and financial care of dependents, movement of dependents, and Family correspondence.
  • You'll also have classes in barracks upkeep, physical training (exercise), drill (marching) and other subjects that will help you adjust to Army living and prepare you for BCT.

Pay telephones are provided at the Reception Battalion, but it is unlikely you'll have time to make any calls. It might be advisable to tell friends and Family that you'll be pretty busy the first few days, and that if they don't hear from you right away, they shouldn't worry.

Now you're ready to begin your Army training. In most cases, your training will be conducted in two phases. In BCT, you'll learn the fundamental skills of soldiering. In Advanced Individual Training (AIT), you'll learn the skills needed to perform your military occupational specialty.

Some Soldiers will have a different form of training called One Station Unit Training or OSUT. In OSUT, all the training is tailored toward a specific job skill, combining BCT and AIT into a program which usually lasts 14-18 weeks.


Family Members: click here to access information designed to assist families of Future Soldiers

Training Locations

Family Services

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Click here to access online training and links to assist you in preparing for Initial Entry Training.

Register for Future Soldier Training System account

Future Soldier Training Program

Future Soldier Chat
Click the link below to access chat rooms that are designed specifically for Future Soldiers.
Future Soldier Training

The Future Soldier Training is now available.

Enter the FSTS

Referral Program

Interested in earning a promotion, or even more as a Future Soldier?

Visit the Referrals page for details