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Amphibious Marine Landing

Marines provide security for an amphibious landing in Okinawa, Japan.

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Drawn to Service

Drawn to Service (03:39)

Lt. j.g. Asif Balbale explains why he became a Muslim chaplain in the Navy.

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The Go-To Guy

The Go-To Guy (04:46)

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Chris Chambers, a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, participates in many exciting activities while on the job.

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A Career Boost

A Career Boost (02:21)

1st Lt. Terrance Wilson discusses how his Army Reserve training has enhanced his career as a civilian project manager.

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Just Like a Fire Department

Just Like a Fire Department (02:24)

In case they are needed, members of the Air National Guard are trained to react whenever the alarm sounds.

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Inspired by Her Son's Choice

Inspired by Her Son's Choice

When her college-aged son began to consider the Air Force Reserve, Staff Sgt. Tammi Johnson chose to return to service.

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Aviation Supply

Aviation Supply (02:14)

Marines in Aviation Supply put in place the logistics and communications systems needed by aircrews.

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A Seaman's Day

A Seaman's Day (03:08)

Seaman Tess Lee has been in the Coast Guard for only a few months, and she's already helping save lives.

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The Universal Language of Yo-Yo

The Universal Language of Yo-Yo

In Baghdad, Iraq, Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Joshua Brister trades yo-yo tricks with a young boy.

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From Dream to Reality

From Dream to Reality (02:21)

The Army Reserve gave 1st Lt. Heather Cupitt the opportunity to achieve her childhood dreams of becoming a pilot.

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Cool in a Crisis

Cool in a Crisis

A member of the Air National Guard helps provide water in a disaster situation.

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Preparing Patients for Transport

Preparing Patients for Transport (01:47)

Maj. Lisa Skibar of the Air Force Reserve is a Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility (CASF) nurse.

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Clean Clothes

Clean Clothes (01:10)

Spc. Timothy Houston helps keep the Army's uniforms in perfect condition, no matter where Soldiers are stationed.

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What Is a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)?

What Is a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)? (03:44)

An MEU is made up of ground, aviation and logistics combat elements, all operating under a unifying command element.

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The Navy Assists Quake Victims

The Navy Assists Quake Victims (00:59)

The USNS Comfort receives its first patients among those who have been injured in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

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Minding the Store

Minding the Store (04:46)

Storekeeper 3rd Class Anitra Lyle discusses her travels to Africa and life on a boat.

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through (00:36)

During a training exercise, members of the Army National Guard practice breaking down a door.

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On Track to a Law Enforcement Career

On Track to a Law Enforcement Career (02:39)

Staff Sgt. Michael Devaughn trains to become a police officer by attending college and serving in the Army Reserve.

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Listen Up

Listen Up (01:42)

A linguist's job involves not only translation but gathering information that could impact the outcome of a mission.

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Navy Band Northeast on Parade

Navy Band Northeast on Parade

Sailors from Navy Band Northeast march through the streets of Charlestown, Mass., during the Bunker Hill Day parade.

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Double Duty

Double Duty (02:22)

Petty Officer Michael Paquette, an aviation maintenance technician, describes his day-to-day tasks.

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