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    Introduction to the Air Nation...

    Learn about the history and present day opportunities of the Air National Guard in this comprehensive introduction.


    A Look Inside Navy MEPS

    Learn about the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and what to expect by watching Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Hughner.

    ROTC Training at Golden Gate P...

    Alex Fan and his fellow Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students engage in an exercise in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

    Officer Commissioning Ceremony

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

    A Look Inside the Recruitment...

    Army National Guardsmen talk about what it was like going through the recruitment process.

    Joining the Coast Guard

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

    Joining the Air Force Reserve

    Rachel Preble, an Air Force Reserve recruit in the Developmental and Training Flight Program, explains why she joined the Military.

    Parental Support

    Army Sgt. John Calderon talks about his decision to join the Army and how supportive his parents were once they saw the research he had done.

    The Air National Guard Student...

    Austin, a recruit in the Air National Guard, describes the role of the Military Training Instructor (MTI) in the Student Flight Program.

    MEPS: Security and Background...

    All applicants undergo a background check and fingerprinting at MEPS. In addition, biometric scanning is now used to ensure the security of...

    Preparing for Basic Military T...

    In the Student Flight Program, Air National Guard recruits train before shipping to Basic Military Training (BMT).

    MEPS: Physical Exam

    Every applicant must undergo a physical exam at MEPS to ensure he or she can meet the demands of service.

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    Futures Magazine

    Futures Magazine

    Want to see even more of what life in the Military is really like? Check out our Futures magazine page! Order or download a free magazine profiling service members at work and play, and be sure to check out their accompanying videos.