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.
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.
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jose Luis Montalvan climbed through the officer ranks after escaping the revolution in Nicaragua in 1987.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks joined the Army in 2008 and was injured in 2010. While recovering from her injuries, and working to be declared fit for duty, she discovered her passion and talent for swimming.
Stars Behind the Stripes
Sports in the DOD
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