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The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat, first authorized in 1861 for sailors and Marines, and soldiers the following year. How much do you know about the award and its recipients?
Imagine spending all day, every day, practicing trick shots with a shotgun, taking out 10 moving targets with a pistol in six seconds flat, or perfecting your shot toward a target the size of a period.
Most people are familiar with the iconic photo of Marines raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, but there's much more to the story of this epic battle in the Pacific that lasted five weeks, from Feb. 19 to March 26, 1945.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program works to ensure service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to successfully vote from anywhere in the world.
They're not dumb grunts, and hitting the target requires more than good aim. Set your sights on discovering what snipers do, and how they master their essential, exacting, lethal art.
Test what you know about how each military branch is structured.
Get a glimpse into the lives and work of U.S. service members as we turn to military photographers for a chronicle of the year.
Each military service is different, and so is the way they are organized. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you learn the structure of the Defense Department services.
The Air Force structure is a bit of a mix of the Army and Marine Corps structures. The elements of command might change based on the type of unit, but the basic elements remain constant.
Help the Marine Corps celebrate its 247th birthday! Test your knowledge of Marine Corps history and see if you have what it takes to become a Devil Dog.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.