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Futures Magazine:
Find Your Passion. Find Your Path.

Futures magazine showcases the young men and women of today’s Military. Whether they’re serving as a liaison between the Military and local governments overseas, cleaning up oil spills as a marine scientist or performing music for an audience of hundreds, each has found a fulfilling career and a lifestyle he or she is proud of. Order or download free copies of the magazine and watch our videos below. See, in their own words, what these men and women have to say about their choice to serve, enjoying benefits like a paid education, their passion for their careers and more.

Futures is an annual publication of the Department of Defense.

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Futures Magazine

Futures magazine is an annual publication of the Department of Defense that features articles on men and women from all branches of the Military. Here, you can listen to their stories in their own words.

"It's very humbling and very rewarding."

As an Air Rescue Swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3), Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelvin Kolb jumps out of helicopters as part of his military career. During his time off, he keeps to the air as an avid skydiver – when he's not too busy fishing or enjoying time with his family. See what life in the Military is like for Kelvin on the land, sea and in the air.

Featuring: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelvin Kolb, Navy

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"You really see how much you impact the Navy."

Petty Officer 2nd Class Maya Dover found a rewarding career in the Navy, looking out for servicemembers' dental health.

Featuring: Petty Officer 2nd Class Maya Dover, Navy

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"It gives me a great feeling of accomplishment."

Staff Sgt. Saul Mendoza may be young, but he has a lot of responsibility as an aircraft maintainer for the Air National Guard.

Featuring: Staff Sgt. Saul Mendoza, Air National Guard

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"You get education, military training and a lot of personal development."

Through Army ROTC, Cadet Ryan Cho is taking advantage of everything the Military has to offer college students.

Featuring: Cadet Ryan Cho, Army National Guard

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"I try to express the Military through a camera."

Army Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft was able to turn her talents in photography into a military career.

Featuring: Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft, Army

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