With so many organizations on campus, students tend to fill their time with "volunteering, going to meetings for different clubs, and hanging out with their Bradley family." Students rave about the "perfect size" of Bradley, which "feels like a small hometown in the middle of a big city." It is "large enough to have lots of major programs, extracurriculars, and internship connections," but not so large where one feels lost in the sea of students. Instead, "you are comfortable to go out of your comfort zone." The campus diversity is evident in the school's over 240 clubs and organizations, which include the American Sign Language club, the Association of Latin American Students, Jazz Ensemble, Swing Dance Society, Pinterest Club, and Greek life (which involves 30 percent of students). Off-campus, students "go on hikes," go to East Peoria for food, visit the Walmart, or frequent the very popular Ice Cream Shack. Many students here play intramural sports, and "partying is popular on the weekends" once work is done. However if that's not your scene, then there are "definitely other things to do." "People spend lots of time in the library and in the quad when the weather is nice."
The decision to discharge her was revoked, and she started basic training again in January 2008. After graduating in April, she moved to Fort Huachuca , Arizona, in order to attend Advanced Individual Training (AIT) for Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 35F, intelligence analyst, receiving a TS/SCI security clearance ( Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information ). According to Nicks, this security clearance, combined with the digitization of classified information and the government's policy of sharing it widely, gave Manning access to an unprecedented amount of material. Nicks writes that Manning was reprimanded while at Fort Huachuca for posting three video messages to friends on YouTube , in which she described the inside of the " Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility " (SCIF) where she worked.      Upon completion of her initial MOS course, Manning received the Army Service Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal .