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A Look At
the United States Military

The Military forces
in the United States
are split into five
separate services. The
US Army is by far the
largest branch of the
military and handles
ground combat operations.
Secondly, the Navy handles
seaborne missions. Next
the Air Force has responsibility
for most aerial operations.
The US Marines deploy
combined forces where
needed. And last but
not least the Coast
Guard is the smallest
in size, but are instrumental
in our homeland defense.

The commander in chief
of the United States
Armed Forces is the
President of the United
States. The Department
of Defense oversees
training and equipment
distribution and provisions
for the branches of
the military. The Joint
Chiefs of Staff offer
guideance and advice
to the President, as
well as planning and
coordination of missions
and operations for the
military.

The US Military’s presence
has existed in endless
locales around the world
since WWII. Several
deployments were terminated
with the end of the
Cold War, with Guantanamo
Bay being one of the
oldest longest lasting
deployments dating back
to the Spanish American
War in 1898.

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