Hi there, The title probably tells you all you need to know about my intentions of what I want to do. But I have a couple of questions that I need answered, and this seems a great place to do it. First off, my fitness. I'm of pretty much average cardio fitness at the moment. I run the required 1.5 miler in about 10:30 to 11:30 currently. Is it appropriate to start my application to the Army now? As I hear that there is a 3-6months wait until training actually starts (giving me time to improve) or should I wait until I'm running at sub-nine minutes and then begin the paperwork? My upper body fitness is, in my opinion, in good order. 60 press-ups in a minute, 20+ pull-ups etc. Secondly, once I join the Army, what kind of accomodation is available? I'm currently in a long-term relationship with my girlfriend and we would like to move in together once I'm in. Is there any decent accomodation for non-married couples? Any help with these would be great. Cheers, Jack.