The Official U.S. Army Game: <i>America's Army</i>

Wednesday September 21, 2005

America's Army is a highly realistic and innovative PC video game developed by the U.S. Army. In this game, players face their first tour of duty along with fellow players. They virtually experience situations common to Soldiers in the U.S. Army. There are realistic depiction of the values, units, equipment and career opportunities. Players are able to learn about the various roles that you can play in America's Army and intense Army training.

America's Army has grown to be phenomenally successful, as an online game and as a communications tool for the Army. With over 5.5 million registered users, and adding over 100,000 new players per month. Emphasis on the Army's values, authenticity, and social responsibility have created a uniqueness in the marketplace for the brand and the game.

Many recruiters are using the popularity and exploratory value of America's Army to create their own local recruiting events.

- America's Army is one of the five most popular PC action games played online. It provides players with the most authentic military experience available, from exploring the development of Soldiers in individual and collective training to their deployment in simulated missions in the War on Terror.

- In America's Army: Special Forces, players attempt to earn Green Beret status by completing individual and collective training missions drawn from the Special Forces Assignment and Selection (SFAS) process.

- Players who complete the SFAS process have the opportunity to take on elite Special Forces roles and are qualified to play in multiplayer missions with units ranging from the elite 82d Airborne Division to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

For more information about downloading the game, go to the Official Army Recruiting Site:



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  • Violence flares as 16 Iraqis were killed yesterday (Gulf Times | story)

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