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Putting a Town Back Together (01:25)

The Army National Guard assists local relief crews during the aftermath of a devastating tornado.

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Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff (01:54)

Senior Airman Nicole Young inspects a KC-135, a refueling aircraft, inside and out, and then she assists with takeoff.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted
The Importance of Aircraft Maintenance

The Importance of Aircraft Maintenance (01:58)

Aircraft maintainers at Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, S.C., have the critical role of servicing one of the world's largest cargo and troop transport planes, the C17 Globemaster III.

  • Air Force Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Living and Working Abroad

Living and Working Abroad

When deployed overseas, Soldiers can expect to interact with local communities.

  • Army
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
Marine Aviation Hot Refueling

Marine Aviation Hot Refueling (01:20)

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael J. Wulf, a bulk fuel specialist, describes how "hot refueling" works.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Meet the Navy's Submarine Force

Meet the Navy's Submarine Force (04:57)

Submarine Officers discuss their training, nuclear submarine roles, passion for service and camaraderie through recreational activities.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
An Air Force Doctor

An Air Force Doctor (01:39)

Capt. Maria DeArman, a family medicine physician in the Air Force, explains why she decided to bring her skills to the Military.

  • Air Force
  • Working
  • Officer
A Day in the Life of the Coast Guard

A Day in the Life of the Coast Guard (03:34)

The daily duties of the Coast Guard include search-and-rescue missions, environmental protection, drug interdiction and coastal security.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
National Guard Members Talk to Students

National Guard Members Talk to Students

After grabbing students' attentions by flying a helicopter onto school property, two Army National Guard Soldiers share an important anti-drug message.

  • Army National Guard
  • Working
  • Officer
The Support of Combat Communications

The Support of Combat Communications (02:36)

The Air National Guard Combat Communication squadron's mission is to deploy, operate and maintain strategic dispersal of emergency communications anywhere in the world.

  • Air National Guard
  • Working
  • Enlisted
Chaplain Candidates

Chaplain Candidates (02:00)

Chaplain candidates discuss why they chose a career of spiritual counseling in the Air Force Reserve.

  • Air Force
  • Working
  • Officer
A Proud Musical Tradition

A Proud Musical Tradition

Founded in 1922, the United States Army Band — known as "Pershing's Own" — is the premier musical organization of the United States Army.

  • Army
  • Working
  • Officer
Roles in the Corps: Infantry Officer

Roles in the Corps: Infantry Officer (01:09)

Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.

  • Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
Nuclear Officers on the USS Nimitz

Nuclear Officers on the USS Nimitz (05:23)

Meet the Nuclear Engineering Officers on the USS Nimitz as they discuss their daily responsibilities aboard a Navy aircraft carrier.

  • Navy, Navy Reserve
  • Working
  • Officer
Search and Seizure

Search and Seizure

Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team help secure the crew of a drug-smuggling vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

  • Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve
  • Working
  • Enlisted, Officer
Cross-Cultural Weapons Training

Cross-Cultural Weapons Training (02:16)

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

  • Army National Guard
  • Working
  • Officer
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

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