This publication, TRADOC Pamphlet PAM 600-4 The Solder’s Blue Book: The Guide for Initial Entry Training Soldiers Change 1 27 October 2014 US Army, is the guide for all Initial Entry Training (IET) Soldiers who enter our Army Profession. It provides an introduction to the Army. All through the Blue Book, Soldiers will read and learn about Army Values, Culture, History, Organizations, and Training they’re going to receive. It provides assistance with pay issues, leave, Thrift Saving Plans, and organizations in order to be to be had to lend a hand the families. The Soldier’s Blue Book is an inspectable item and will likely be carried all the time. This pamphlet applies to all active Army, United States Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard enlisted IET conducted at service schools, Army Training Centers, and other training activities under the keep an eye on of Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Note that this printed and bound handbook is a very compact 4.5” x 6”. This small size is designed to be carried with you all the time. Many Soldiers purchase 2 copies of this book, because being without it at BCT or OSUT is a punishable offense. Having the ability to “square away” a battle buddy who loses his copy will likely be remembered for a very long time.