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Determination, Motivation Drives Youth to Marines

Pvt. Jose A. Caban running in basic for the Marines.

Marine Corps News | Jul 30, 2014

San Diego -- Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it. Pvt. Jose A. Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn't give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the Marine Corps.         Caban realized what he wanted to do and did whatever he could to accomplish his mission.   "I was overweight since I was... more

Getting the Lowdown on Customs and Courtesies

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The U.S. Military is comprised of five organizations that instill pride in their members because of history, mission, capabilities, and respect that has been earned in the service of the nation. A reflection of that pride is visible in thecustoms, courtesies, and traditions of military service. Customs A custom is an established practice. Customs include positive actions — things you do — and taboos, or things you avoid. Some military cus... more

Army Announces 33,000 Positions Available to Women

501st Special Troops Battalion on ruck march. | Jul 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) – Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army. This authorization results in the opening of about 33,000 positions in units that were once closed to women, said Col. Linda Sheimo, chief of the Command Programs and Policy Division at the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1. The 30-day congre... more

Navy Jobs At a Glance

The following is a list of most Navy enlisted and officer jobs, with short descriptions. ENLISTED CAREERS (scroll down for Officer Careers) Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to takeoff and after landing. They may specialize in launching and recovering aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, aircraft fuelin... more

Marine Completes Four-Year Odyssey to Enlist

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Marine Corps News | Jul 03, 2014

Greensboro, NC -- Pvt. Katherine L. Palacio's love for the Marine Corps is infections. With every word and action she has proven herself loyal to the Corps' core values of honor, courage and commitment, and has shown her unending perseverance. For the past four years, Palacio has fought for her place among the few, the proud, and she has finally earned it. On June 6, Palacio walked across the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., pa... more

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One of the most important choices you will make when joining the military is what job you want to do. With hundreds of jobs to choose from, it can be very tough to narrow it down to just one. This section will give you some insight into many of the different jobs each service has to offer.

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