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Cross-Cultural Weapons Training (02:16)

Army National Guard Soldiers learn about rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) from the Croatian military.

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Deployment During Hurricane Gustav

Deployment During Hurricane Gustav (02:29)

The Vermont unit of the Air National Guard deployed to Louisiana in September 2008 to offer support after the devastation of Hurricane Gustav.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Marines on Deployment

Marines on Deployment

Deployed Marines review a mission briefing for operations in Iraq.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
Medical Careers in the Navy

Medical Careers in the Navy (05:23)

The Navy has many opportunities for doctors, nurses, dentists and researchers.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
A Focus on Patients

A Focus on Patients (02:15)

Capt. James Pollock discusses the differences between working as a physician in the Air Force and working as a physician in the civilian world.

  • Air Force
  • Working
  • Officer
A Coxswain in the Coast Guard Reserve

A Coxswain in the Coast Guard Reserve (01:32)

A Coast Guard Reserve coxswain explains her role as the individual in charge of a boat and everyone on it.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan

Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan (01:52)

Army National Guard Soldiers, along with the Afghan National Army and Police, deliver winter clothes to orphans in Afghanistan.

  • Army National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
Trained to Put Out Flames

Trained to Put Out Flames (00:24)

An Airman in the Air National Guard describes his role as a firefighter. Not only does he help protect the F-16 aircraft, but he also fights fires at the nearby airport.

  • Air National Guard
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  • Enlisted
The Master of the Cargo

The Master of the Cargo

The work of an Air Force Reserve loadmaster involves much more than getting cargo on and off an aircraft.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
See You in Court

See You in Court (00:36)

The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps are the lawyers of the Army, and have been involved in major moments of international history.

  • Army
  • Working
  • Officer
The Marine Sentries

The Marine Sentries (04:05)

Four Marines are always on guard at the West Wing of the White House.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
A Naval Nuclear Engineer

A Naval Nuclear Engineer (03:51)

Navy Lt. Jean Barnwell shares how her passion for math led to an exciting career as a nuclear engineer.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
Responsibility at a Young Age

Responsibility at a Young Age (01:29)

Senior Airman Clarence Abercrombie Jr. is only 19 years old, but he's already making great contributions to the Air Force.

  • Air Force
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Lives in Her Hands

Lives in Her Hands (02:48)

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Josefina Martinez handles the radio, including distress calls.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Agriculture in Afghanistan

Agriculture in Afghanistan (00:59)

Army National Guard Soldiers bring their agricultural knowledge to Afghanistan to help local farmers with irrigation and infrastructure.

  • Army National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
The Role of Civil Affairs

The Role of Civil Affairs (03:33)

Members of the Army Reserve 425th Civil Affairs Battalion prepare to deploy.

  • Army Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
Meet the Dirt Boys

Meet the Dirt Boys (00:51)

An airman describes his role as one of the "Dirt Boys" on an Air National Guard Civil Engineering team.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Standing Guard

Standing Guard

A member of the Air Force Reserve guards the flight line at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Eyes on the Ground

Eyes on the Ground (00:37)

Find out what a cavalry scout sees when he is sent out on a mission.

  • Army
  • Working
  • Enlisted
A Third-Generation Pastor

A Third-Generation Pastor (03:26)

Navy Lt. David Kim is carrying on a family tradition by serving as a chaplain.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
Always Ready

Always Ready (00:32)

Members of the Coast Guard participate in a helicopter rescue mission and successfully rescue an individual from choppy waters.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer

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