• FUTURES Magazine

    FUTURES magazine is an annual publication of the Department of Defense that features articles on men and women from all branches of the Military.

    Each year, the thousands of men and women who choose to serve in the United States Military take on awesome responsibilities like these and more. The service members profiled in FUTURES Magazine represent a cross-section of today's Military and its opportunities for both working and enjoying the military lifestyle. They hail from across the U.S. and from all walks of life. These are their stories, in their own words.

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      FUTURES Magazine

      FUTURES magazine is an annual publication of the Department of Defense that features articles on men and women from all branches of the Military.
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      Dae McDonald

      Serving part time has allowed Sgt. Dae McDonald to pursue her passion of acting while simultaneously serving her country. She leverages her role as a broadcast specialist in the Army Reserve to hone her skills both in front of and behind the camera.
    • Kyle Yaffe 1:36

      Kyle Yaffe

      Air Force weather officer 1st Lt. Kyle Yaffe turned his passion for meteorology into an exciting military career.
    • Brian Abrams 2:11

      Brian Corey Abrams

      ROTC Cadet Brian Corey Abrams is a full-time college student who will be finishing his degree soon and will become an Active Duty Army logistics officer upon graduation.
    • Nathanael Kruse 1:18

      Nathanael Kruse

      Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathanael Kruse has enjoyed many personal and professional opportunities while serving as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist in the Coast Guard.
    • José Gutierrez 1:25

      José Gutierrez

      As a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in the Air Force Reserve, Staff Sgt. José Gutierrez helps keep military work environments safe while studying to be a nurse practitioner.
    • Tiffany Dusterhoft 1:57

      Tiffany Dusterhoft

      Army Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft was able to turn her talents in photography into a military career.
    • Kelvin Kolb 2:12

      Kelvin Kolb

      As an Air Rescue Swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3), Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelvin Kolb jumps out of helicopters as part of his military career.
    • Maya Dover 1:58

      Maya Dover

      Petty Officer 2nd Class Maya Dover found a rewarding career in the Navy, looking out for service members' dental health.
    • Saul Mendoza 1:42

      Saul Mendoza

      Staff Sgt. Saul Mendoza may be young, but he has a lot of responsibility as an aircraft maintainer for the Air National Guard.
    • Ryan Cho 2:28

      Ryan Cho

      Through Army ROTC, Cadet Ryan Cho is taking advantage of everything the Military has to offer college students.

    A Recruit's Journey

  • A Recruit's Journey

    A Recruit's Journey

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      Further Exploration

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