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The Marine Sentries (04:05)

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

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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
A Nurse and a Soldier

A Nurse and a Soldier (01:04)

Sgt. Marlene Garcia's Army Reserve experience has proven to be very useful as she studies to be a nurse.

  • Army Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
The Fine Art of Refueling

The Fine Art of Refueling (00:31)

An Air National Guard plane refuels a Navy Blue Angel jet.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted
The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart

2nd Lt. Michael Mann receives a Purple Heart. Mann was wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while on patrol in Iraq.

  • Army
  • Working
  • Officer
Amphibious Marine Landing

Amphibious Marine Landing

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

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Drawn to Service

Drawn to Service (03:39)

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

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
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.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
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.

  • Army Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
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.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
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.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Aviation Supply

Aviation Supply (02:14)

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

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted

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