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    Officer Commissioning Ceremony

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

    Graduation from Basic Combat T...

    New Army Soldiers spend time with their families and march at graduation.

    Graduating from Basic Training

    At the graduation ceremony following Basic Training, new Army Soldiers and their parents share their feelings.

    From Civilian to Soldier

    During Basic Training, drill sergeants instruct recruits in the Seven Core Army Values and teach the recruits how to be Soldiers.

    12 Weeks: Marine Corps Recrui...

    Marine recruits in their 12th and final week of training reflect on their personal transformation and their future as Marines.

    Family Day

    On the verge of graduation from Recruit Training, recruits reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Parris Island, S.C.

    Thunderbirds in Action

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the "Thunderbirds," performs aerial stunts at an air show.

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