Today's Military:

A look at daily life in Today's Military.

From the outside, it is hard to imagine what it's like to serve in the Military. There is plenty of news coverage, but it has been difficult to really get a sense of what day-to-day life in service is all about – until now. The videos and images on this site show the variety of experiences servicemembers have every day – from joining and training, to living and working all over the world. Choose a theme or Service from the menus below or choose between "Enlisted" and "Officer" to start exploring.

Military Glossary
Parental Support
Marine Corps Recruiting
A Look Inside Navy MEPS
Developing Officers of Character
Inside the Coast Guard Academy
A Look Inside the Recruitment Process
The ROTC Experience
Air National Guard Recruiting
Joining the Air Force Reserve
Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Overview
One-on-One with a Recruiter
An Infantry Officer Leading from the Front: Capt. Kutilek
Overview: Navy Officer Candidate School
Why the Air Force Academy?
A New Recruit
ROTC Training at Golden Gate Park
A Strong Start In Army ROTC
Preparing for Basic Military Training
An Enlistment Ceremony at Turner Field
Making the Commitment — Again
Meeting a Marine Recruiter
Induction Day
For the Sport of It
Coast Guard Academy Training
Studying Up on the Army National Guard
Learning to Lead at Military Colleges
Serving at Minot Base
Recruiter Answers Questions About Air Force Reserve
MEPS: Physical Exam
A Student and a Soldier
A Conversation with a Marine Recruiter
Oath of Enlistment
Air Force Recruiters Meet Recruits in Washington, D.C.
Why the Coast Guard?
A Checkup at MEPS
Introduction to Senior & Junior Military Colleges
Air Force Reserve Mass Enlistment Ceremony
New Opportunities
MEPS: ASVAB Testing and Career Counseling
Army ROTC Training
Marine Officers Take the Oath
Sailing at the Naval Academy
DEP Recruits Take the Oath of Enlistment
Making a Difference
Taking the ASVAB
Sink or Swim
The Air National Guard Student Flight Program
MEPS: Security and Background Check
ROTC Leader's Training Course
Midshipmen Learn Damage Control
Recruiter Meeting with Potential Recruit
Recruits Brace for Boot Camp
Proud and Patriotic
It Runs in the Family
MEPS: Oath of Enlistment
Scholar, Athlete, Leader
Charting New Waters in the Navy
Air Force Recruits Take Nighttime Oath of Enlistment
Vision Test at MEPS
A Reason to Serve
Sea Trials at the Naval Academy
Not Your Ordinary Education
From Air Force to Air National Guard
Shiphandling 101
National Guard Recruits Swear In
The Air National Guard Officer Path
Choosing a National Guard Career
Army National Guard Goes to College
Army Recruiting
Inside the NUPOC Program
Officer Commissioning Ceremony
Navy Recruiting
Joining the Coast Guard
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