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  vet2_7.gif (6950 bytes) The United States Air Force is the branch of the armed forces responsible for most military operations in the air and in space. Air Force reconnaissance satellites and aircraft constantly scan the earth for signs of hostile activity. To discourage attacks on the United States or its allies, the Air Force maintains the power to strike back immediately with conventional or nuclear weapons. The Air Force also supports ground troops in battle and protects them from air attack. Air Force transport planes deliver troops and supplies.

[Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia]

 

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  vet2_8.gif (4443 bytes) The United States Navy is the branch of the armed forces of the United States that acts to maintain command of the sea. In time of peace, the Navy often serves as an instrument of international relations. The very presence of naval vessels may be helpful in keeping a crisis from flaring into war. Navy ships also speed on errands of mercy, such as carrying food and medical supplies to disaster areas. Merchant vessels and passenger ships often call on the Navy for aid in emergencies.

 

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  vet2_9.gif (3811 bytes) The United States Marine is a soldier who serves at sea and in special missions on land and in the air. Marines also serve in amphibious operations--seaborne operations that involve naval, air, and land forces. Marines receive specialized training for the tasks they are expected to perform. Nearly all of the major maritime nations maintain marine forces or some type of naval infantry.

[Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia]

 

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  vet2_10.gif (4676 bytes) The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the armed services. It also serves as the chief agency for protecting life and property at sea and enforcing United States maritime laws. The Coast Guard fights smuggling, protects ships and ports, and rescues victims of sea disasters. In peacetime, it operates as a branch of the Department of Transportation. In time of war, it becomes an active part of the United States Navy. The Coast Guard's many duties give special meaning to its motto, Semper Paratus, which means always ready.

[Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia]

 

 

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vet2_11.gif (4834 bytes) United States Army is the branch of the armed services responsible for military land operations. The Army must be prepared to use swift, forceful action to overcome any enemy that might threaten the United States or its interests in other parts of the world. It also helps train the military forces of many friendly countries and supplies them with equipment.

[Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia]

 

 

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