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A soldier preparing to launch an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
How to Be an Air Force Drone Pilot (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator)
USMC Silent Drill Team
The Prestigious Military Honor Guards
USAF SERE Specialist guiding a Military Airplane
USAF SERE Specialist Career Profile
Image shows a man in military uniform walking a dog in a military vest. Text reads: "What does a military working dog handler (31K) do? Working as a military dog handler requires: Affection and compassion, understanding dogs, a medical screen and background check, interviewing with the kennel master. Military working dogs search for narcotic drugs or explosives and may also be trained as combat trackers or patrol dogs.
Military Working Dog Handler (31K) Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Male Air Force Security Forces Airman in uniform gives his military working dog a command to jump.
Learn About an Enlisted Military Police Career and the Requirements
Airmen at work in a MC-130H Combat Talon II
12XX Navigator Utilization Field AFSC Description & Duties
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Air Force diagnostic imaging technician including "Engaging with patients to perform imaging and discuss possible diagnoses," "Doing quality control checks on imaging equipment," "Performing medical procedures related to imaging," and "Working in settings including surgery centers, emergency rooms, and imaging rooms."
Air Force Diagnostic Imaging Tech Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Here Is a Rundown of the Benefits of Being a Military Officer
This illustration shows a day in the life of a UAV operator including "Operate from computer with a joystick," "Recover UAV after a successful landing," "Interpret the images and video feeds obtained from their aircraft," "Prepare remote-control vehicles for launch," and "Perform basic maintenance to keep UAVs up and running."
Learn What It Takes to Be an Army Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator
Image shows an air traffic controller; she is sitting in a booth with a colleague looking at a monitor. Text reads: "A day in the life of a u.s. navy air traffic controller: be pilots' eyes and ears on the ground. Good job prospects after enlisted life; prevent collisions and terrorism"
What it Takes to Be a U.S. Navy Air Traffic Controller
Senior Airman Nayibe Ramos runs through a checklist during Global Positioning System satellite operations
Explore a Career as a United States Air Force Space Systems Operator
Navy Hospital Corpsman taking a patient's temperature
A Guide on the Duties and Responsibilities of a Navy Hospital Corpsman
Portrait of male soldier, pregnant wife and daughters in garden at air force military base
Being an Air Force Personnel Specialist
Drill instructor with recruit
Learn About Being A Marine Corps Drill Instructor
Image shows the inside of a human head but the brain is a group of flowers and plants. Text reads: "A day in the life of a mental health specialist: keep the gears of mental health clinics oiled with administrative assistance. Take an active role in treating and preventing mental health crises. Duties include administering patient interviews and psychological tests, providing individual and group counseling for psychological and substance abuse problems, and providing for patients' physical needs"
Career Profile: Mental Health Specialist
Maintenance crew work on an AH-64D Apache Longbow at night on a military base in Iraq.
MOS 15R Training - AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
A day in the life of an army physician assistant: Examine patients, assist physicians in surgeries, prescribe medicine, order and assess test results
Army Physician Assistant Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
South Korea And U.S. Marines Conduct Landing Exercise
Marine Corps Landing Support Technician Job Duties and Requirements
Learn About Being a Marine Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist
Sailors and airmen parachuting during a training exercise.
What Does an Air Force Pararescue Specialist Do?
Image shows a map, starting with a person in military uniform saluting, then several calendar pages, then a military base, then a dachshund with a stethoscope held to its belly. Text reads: "How do you become an army veterinary technician: like any army career, you start in boot camp. The vet tech program lasts approximately three months. From there, you move on to the academy of health sciences at fort sam houston, texas. Training culminates in clinical work experience at Lackland Air Force Base's military working dog hospital."
What it Takes to Be a U..S. Army Veterinary Technician
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Navy legalman including "Must attend 11 weeks of training at the Naval Justice School," "Research cases and prepare and file documents," "Must be a US citizen," and "Can type at least 40 words per minute."
Career Profile: Become a Legal Eagle as a Navy Legalman
Woman sitting behind window with open blinds
Army and Marine Criminal Investigator Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
United States Air Force Emblem.
Air Force Special Investigators and NCIS
Marines handing over folded flag
Career Information on Being a Marine Embassy Security Guard
Dream Job: From Soldier to Astronaut
Close up of stethoscope
Career Information for Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technician
Navy intelligence officer standing near a plane.
Navy Commissioned Officer (INTEL) Job Description
A day in the life of an air force aerospace ground equipment technician: maintaining the equipment used on the ground to keep planes in tip-top shape: generator sets, heaters, air compressors, air conditioners, bomb lifts, hydraulic test stands
Career Profile: Air Force Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician
Guns, pistols, rifle, revolvers, and ammunition
What Is a Navy Gunner's Mate?
This illustration shows a day in the life of a chaplain's assistant including "Protect chaplains,' "Manage paperwork and budgets," "Maintain records," and Help chaplain conduct religious ceremonies."
Here's a Career Profile for a Chaplain Assistant in the Military
A drill instructor with recruit
The Marine Corps Trainers
The Blue Angels aircrew flying in formation over Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Overview of 8 Great Air Force Aircrew Careers
This illustration shows a day in the life of an army rotary wing aviator including "Piloting for types of missions including: reconnaissance, security, gunnery, and rescue operations," "Aiding ground troops by transporting equipment of medical evaluation," "Flying during the day and night with the help of night vision goggles," and "Flying several different types of aircrafts such as the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Blackhawk, and OH-Kiowa."
Infantryman (11B) Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Military chaplains at church service with U.S. Soldiers
Get Career Information and Learn How to Become a Military Chaplain
Capt Stephanie Brinley, an intelligence officer for the 27th Fighter Wing, 523rd Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM briefs crew members on the threats to be encountered during their mission at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, during Central Enterprise '95 on 14 JUN 95.
United States Air Force Job Descriptions for Intelligence
A combat videographer practices evasion techniques.
How to Pursue a Journalism Career in the Military
This illustration shows a day in the life of an Army rotary wing aviator including "Piloting for types of missions including: reconnaissance, security, gunnery, and rescue operations," "Flying several different types of aircrafts such as the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Blackhawk, and OH-Kiowa," "Aiding ground troops by transporting equipment of medical evacuation," and "Flying during the day and night with the help of night vision goggles."
Army Rotary Wing Aviator
This illustration describes a day in the life of a UAV specialist including "NEC 8361 - Repairs and cleans," "NEC 8362 - Handles take-offs and landings," "NEC 8363 - Takes over UAV when it is in the air," and "NEC 8364 - Remotely operates sensor equipment."
Career Profile: The Navy's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Specialists
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Air Force medical specialist including "Duties vary widely, from first aid to comforting grieving families," "You'll need a 44 or more on the ASVAB exam, and your GED," "Technical training takes place at Fort Sam Houston, in Texas," "You'll be responsible for training other medical recruits," "and "This track provides great preparation for LPN work in civilian life."
Air Force Aerospace Medical Services (AFSC 4N0X1)
United States Air Force Emblem.
The Top Enlisted Medical Careers in the Air Force
Image shows a woman in a militaristic suit speaking into an ear piece. Text reads: "A day in the life of an army national guard embassy attaché: Candidates will need to do very well on army entrance exams. Successful applicants completed prior assignments to the highest standard. Attachés handle VIP visitors and support diplomatic staff. Cooperation in espionage may be involved. Compensation includes hood, housing, special pay, and other benefits"
Army National Guard Embassy Attaché Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
Group of Marines doing drills
USMC Career Profile: Remote Pilot Operator - MOS 7314
Physician assistant assessing simulated casualty
Here's What Becoming a Navy Physician Assistant Really Entails
Surgeon preparing surgical instrument
Learn About a Career as an Air Force Surgical Service Specialist
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Navy yeoman including "Typing reports," "Performing administrative functions for legal proceedings," "Organizing and maintaining files," and "Handling telephone communications."
Career Profile of a Navy Yeoman
U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer
All About Air Force 14NX - Intelligence Field Careers
What Does a Combat Documentation/Production Specialist Do in the Army?
Image shows a flag, a standardized test, an arm writing on a piece of paper, and a military base. Text reads: "How to become a U.S. marines cryptologic linguist: must be a U.S. citizen, candidates must take the defense language aptitude battery and score at least 110 for the language they hope to specialize in. Must score at least 105 on the armed services vocational aptitude battery. Attend education training at the marine corps detachment at Goodfellow Air Force Base"
What it Takes to be a U.S. Marines Cryptologic Linguist
USA - Inside the USS San Antonio
Becoming A Naval Surface Warfare Officer
pilot training
NAVAL AVIATION - PILOT / NFO - Qualification Factors
US Navy 030413-N-4441P-001 A U.S. Naval Flight Officer (NFO) adjusts his radar during his pre-flight check off list for a Surface Search Contact (SSC) Tank and Recovery mission aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
Learn About Naval Aviation and Being a Naval Flight Officer (NFOC)
USS John S. McCain arrives at Changi Naval Base
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Navy Damage Controlman?
International Space Station, artwork
About Space and Missile Operations In the U.S. Air Force
military officer on the radio in the dessert
What You Need to Know About Becoming a Naval Engineering Duty Officers
This illustration shows a day in the life of a Marine explosive ordnance disposal technician including "Deploying to foreign battlefields," "Locating, accessing, identifying, rendering safe, neutralizing, and disposing of ordnance," and "Coordinating with federal or local agencies."
What It Takes to Be a Marine Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
Howitzer 105mm light guns are lined up at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, ready for test firing.
The Cannon Crewmember - US Army Jobs
Multiple rocket launcher
Army Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Job Description
Black soldier using computer
Army Cyber Network Defender Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More
An Army armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer working on parts of a helicopter's rotor.
What Job Does an Army MOS 15Y Do?