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- Downloadable Fact Sheets
- Considering a military career is an important discussion between you and your child. These PDF documents can help inform and separate misconceptions from reality. Download these documents, print them and prepare yourself with the facts.
- Joining the Military: What to Expect (PDF, 85K) Enlistment through Basic Training, explained.
- Jobs in Today's Military (PDF, 72K) Information about thousands of military careers.
- Finding the Right Job in the Military: A Step-by-Step Guide (PDF, 69K) Tips and tools to help your child find a career path.