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
A Pararescueman in the Air Force
A Coast Guard Damage Controlman at Work
Army National Guard Humanitarian Assistance
The Army Reserve Edge
An Air National Guard Weatherman
An Aeromedical Evacuation Team at Work
Mobile Launch Platform
A Military Working Dog Handler
Career Profile: Aviation Rescue Swimmer
An Air Force Pediatrician
Serving on the USCGC Healy
Winter Work
Army Reserve CPR Training
One Part of the Air National Guard's Mission
A Global Positioning Systems Satellites (GPS) Operator
Ordnance Disposal
Flame Out
Career Profile: Registered Nurse
The Air Force Band on Tour
A Ride with the Coast Guard Reserve
Putting a Town Back Together
Relationship Building in the Army Reserve
Ready for Takeoff
The Importance of Aircraft Maintenance
Living and Working Abroad
Marine Aviation Hot Refueling
Meet the Navy's Submarine Force
An Air Force Doctor
A Day in the Life of the Coast Guard
National Guard Members Talk to Students
The Support of Combat Communications
Chaplain Candidates
A Proud Musical Tradition
Roles in the Corps: Infantry Officer
Nuclear Officers on the USS Nimitz
The Air Force Nursing Family
Search and Seizure
Cross-Cultural Weapons Training
From the Marine Corps to the Army Reserve
Deployment During Hurricane Gustav
Lifelong Learning for Health Care Professionals
Army Servicemembers in Combat in Iraq
Marines on Deployment
Medical Careers in the Navy
A Focus on Patients
A Coxswain in the Coast Guard Reserve
Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan
A Public Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve
Trained to Put Out Flames
The Master of the Cargo
See You in Court
The Marine Sentries
A Naval Nuclear Engineer
Responsibility at a Young Age
Lives in Her Hands
Agriculture in Afghanistan
The Role of Civil Affairs
Meet the Dirt Boys
Standing Guard
Eyes on the Ground
Roles in the Corps: Artillery Officer
A Third-Generation Pastor
Always Ready
An Army National Guard Infantryman
A Nurse and a Soldier
The Fine Art of Refueling
Mechanic Works on Air Force Aircraft
The Purple Heart
Amphibious Marine Landing
Drawn to Service
The Go-To Guy
A Cannon Crewmember in the Army National Guard
A Career Boost
Just Like a Fire Department
Inspired by Her Son's Choice
CBRN Specialist Career Opportunities
Aviation Supply
Diving with a Search-and-Rescue Swimmer
A Seaman's Day
The Universal Language of Yo-Yo
From Dream to Reality
Cool in a Crisis
Preparing Patients for Transport
Clean Clothes
What Is a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)?
The Navy Assists Quake Victims
Minding the Store
Breaking Through
On Track to a Law Enforcement Career
A Medical Lab Tech in the Air National Guard
Caring for the Critically Injured
Listen Up
Navy Band Northeast on Parade
Double Duty
Catching a Wave
Military and Civilian Leadership
Keeping Pilots Connected
Refueling Without Landing
Mentoring in Afghanistan
Sailors Aboard the USS Nimitz
Helicopter Help
Time to Floss
A Nurse's Drill Weekend
Transporting the Wounded
Training the Iraqi Police Force
U.S. Navy Contributes to Hurricane Katrina Cleanup
Cleaning Up After a Storm
A Fresh Perspective on Civilian Life
Predator Remote Control
Inside the Redstone Arsenal
Opportunities for Women in the Navy
Crowd Control
Calling in the Firepower
Keeping an Eye on the Skies
Remote Control
Repairs on the USS Ronald Reagan
Heavy-Duty Maintenance
The Air National Guard in Iraq
Providing Comfort and Care
Good Dog
Breaking Out the Big Guns
Clearing a Path
An Air National Guard Drill Weekend
An Air Force Reserve Eye Exam
Sending Humanitarian Aid
Navy Public Affairs
Landing Blackhawks in Tennessee
A Fighter Pilot on the Flight Line
All Systems Go
The Army Drill Team
Reading the Manual
Dentistry in the Air Force Reserve
Chaplains Serving in Combat
Ready for Anything
Working on the Flight Line
Maintenance and Repair
At Work in Bad Weather
Achieving Goals in the Air Force Reserve
Building Bonds with the Community
Say Ahh
Maintaining High Health Standards
Practicing Medicine in the Army
Fighting the Flood
Becoming an Air Force Reserve Flight Nurse
An Air Force Mechanic
How to Fold a Parachute
Oil Spill Cleanup
Inside a Navy Submarine
Handle with Care
The Role of a Navy Nuke
A Ministry of Presence
A Navy Dentist's Journey
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