These sites provide information about the five branches of the U.S. Military including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Learn what each one does, how the troops are trained, and what benefits and career opportunities there are by serving in the Military. Includes video clips, photos, stories, map of military bases, and FAQs.
Military Service Branches
Learn about the five active-duty services of the U.S. Military. Learn what each service branch does, what the benefits are of enlisting in each branch, and what career opportunities exist. Includes video clips of officers talking about serving in the military and things to know before serving. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
The United States Army
This is the official website of the U.S. Army. Click on 'Army Life' to learn more about life in the army, types of jobs and trainings, and more. There are also information about the history, news, interviews, videos, and images related to the Army.
The United States Navy
The official website of the United States Navy.
The United States Air Force
This is the official website of the United States Air Force. There are links to the different divisions of the air force, fact sheets about organization, people and weapons, a photo gallery, stories from past combat, careers, and more.
The United States Marines
The official website of the United States Marines.
The United States Coast Guard
The official website of the United States Coast Guard.
About the Army
Learn more about life in the U.S. Army.
About the Navy
Learn what it is like to be in the navy. Click "During the navy" to learn about boot camp, training programs, assignments, and more. Learn about various job functions in "Navy Life". Includes photos of equipment and ships as well as video of the navy's day-to-day duties and their off-duty experiences. NOTE: This site has a link to message boards.
About the Air Force
Learn more about life in the U.S. Air Force.
About the Marines
Learn the history of the Marine Corps and its structure, roles of marines, equipment of the Corps, where Marines train, live and serve.
About the Coast Guard
Click "Our Missions" to learn about the five primary missions of the Coast Guard ranging from national defense to natural resource protection. There is information on the benefits and opportunities, basic training, and real-life stories of being a coastie.
ThinkQuest: Department of Defense
This student-created site provides a quick overview about the Department of Defense. Learn about this organization and its history. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
ThinkQuest: Branches of Military
This student-created site provides overview information about the Branches of the Military in comparison with other countries. Includes a quiz at the end.