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Before enlisting in the Air Force, individuals must know whether or not the Air Force is a good career choice for them.

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Recruits Brace for Boot Camp

Recruits Brace for Boot Camp (02:55)

Before heading off to boot camp, Seaman Recruit Heather Bevel and Seaman Recruit Carey North discuss their reasons for joining the Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
Proud and Patriotic

Proud and Patriotic

Army Reserve Soldiers stand in front of the United States Capitol Building.

  • Army Reserve
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
It Runs in the Family

It Runs in the Family (00:37)

Maj. Windy Hendrick, an Air National Guard fighter pilot, chose to join the Military because she wanted to carry on a family tradition.

  • Air National Guard
  • Joining
  • Officer
MEPS: Oath of Enlistment

MEPS: Oath of Enlistment (02:18)

The Oath of Enlistment is the final stage of the MEPS process, when applicants officially become members of the U.S. Military.

  • Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Army, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Air Force, Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
Scholar, Athlete, Leader

Scholar, Athlete, Leader (01:51)

As an Army ROTC cadet, Marissa Bernadette learns how to be a nurse and develops skills that will help her excel.

  • Army
  • Joining
  • Officer
Charting New Waters in the Navy

Charting New Waters in the Navy (04:18)

Ridley Shetler, a Navy Nuclear Power Officer Candidate (NUPOC), talks about her passion for nuclear power and why she chose the Navy versus a civilian career.

  • Navy
  • Joining
  • Officer
Vision Test at MEPS

Vision Test at MEPS

An Army National Guard recruit takes an eye exam at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).

  • Army National Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
A Reason to Serve

A Reason to Serve (00:33)

Maj. Windy Hendrick explains why the Air National Guard is a good fit for her belief system and for raising a family.

  • Air National Guard
  • Joining
  • Officer
Sea Trials at the Naval Academy

Sea Trials at the Naval Academy

Freshmen Naval Academy students, known as "plebes," participate in a Sea Trials exercise at the end of their first year.

  • Navy
  • Joining
  • Officer
Not Your Ordinary Education

Not Your Ordinary Education (02:38)

By joining the Army National Guard, Adam Bollinger has earned extra money for college as well as learned lessons in teamwork and leadership.

  • Army National Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
From Air Force to Air National Guard

From Air Force to Air National Guard (00:25)

Tech. Sgt. Luigge Romanillo explains how he transferred from the Air Force to the Air National Guard without a break in service.

  • Air National Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
Shiphandling 101

Shiphandling 101

One Navy midshipman at the Naval Academy instructs another midshipman on steering a ship.

  • Navy
  • Joining
  • Officer
The Air National Guard Officer Path

The Air National Guard Officer Path (00:50)

Maj. Windy Hendrick, a fighter pilot with the Air National Guard, discusses how people can join the Air National Guard as an officer.

  • Air National Guard
  • Joining
  • Officer
Army National Guard Goes to College

Army National Guard Goes to College

An Army National Guard recruiter talks to a student at an event. Through the Guard, students can receive money for college.

  • Army National Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
Army Recruiting

Army Recruiting (03:07)

For individuals interested in the Army, a recruiter is a great source of information about life in the Army and what it has to offer.

  • Army
  • Joining
  • Enlisted
Inside the NUPOC Program

Inside the NUPOC Program (02:53)

The Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program is an excellent option for students who are interested in math or engineering.

  • Navy Reserve, Navy
  • Joining
  • Officer
Officer Commissioning Ceremony

Officer Commissioning Ceremony (01:54)

Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Amanda Morgan participates in her officer commissioning ceremony and is sworn in by her father.

  • Army National Guard
  • Joining
  • Officer
Navy Recruiting

Navy Recruiting (02:23)

A Navy recruiter is a great source of information about life and opportunities in the Navy. Talking to a recruiter does not obligate you to join. Recruiters are there to answer your questions with an honest answer.

  • Navy Reserve, Navy
  • Joining
  • Enlisted, Officer
Joining the Coast Guard

Joining the Coast Guard (02:20)

High-school student Riley Dreaney visits the office of Petty Officer 1st Class Addae Morgan, a Coast Guard recruiter.

  • Coast Guard
  • Joining
  • Enlisted

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