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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference

  • Sept. 4, 2019 | 6:11

Civilians attend a Joint Civilian Orientation Conference to learn about the armed forces through a variety of experiences, including a mini-boot camp and a rifle range, and discussions with service members. The program is the oldest and most prestigious in the Defense Department and is the only outreach program sponsored by the secretary of defense. The conferences are held annually and are designed to increase public understanding of national defense by enabling American business and community leaders to directly observe and engage with the U.S. military.

Video by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Melone