Get to know the nation's service members; find out who they are, what they do, why they serve and how they spend their time out of uniform.
Space Force Sgt. David Kim grew up in a military family, and initially enlisted in the Air Force. But when the chance came in early 2021 to be one of the first members of the military's newest branch, he couldn't resist.
For sailors, being assigned to the USS Constitution — the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat — means a front-row seat to history. For Petty Officer 1st Class Hilary Lemelin, it's meant a desk, too. Two, actually.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless has been a pioneer for women in the military throughout her career, including her most recent role as the first female commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard.
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