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The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America. The armed forces consist of six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and forms military policy with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), both federal executive departments, acting as the principal organs by which military policy is carried out. All six armed services are among the eight uniformed services of the United States.

Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
F-15EX Fighter Jet
F-15EX Fighter Jet
Bell AH-1Z Viper
United States Army
United States Army
Lloyd Austin
Lloyd Austin
United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
T-7A Red Hawk
T-7A Red Hawk
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES Magazine
Top US general speaks to Russian, Ukrainian counterparts amid war
Top US general speaks to Russian, Ukrainian counterparts amid war
Top US military commander for Middle East visits nuclear-armed sub in Arabian Sea
Top US military commander for Middle East visits nuclear-armed sub in Arabian Sea
Putin ‘More And More Dangerous’, US Should Consider Possible Response: Ex-Navy Admiral
Putin ‘More And More Dangerous’, US Should Consider Possible Response: Ex-Navy Admiral
Second US F-35 squadron in Japan reaches full operational capability
Second US F-35 squadron in Japan reaches full operational capability
MARINE CORPS AVIATION CELEBRATES 110 YEARS OF SERVICE
MARINE CORPS AVIATION CELEBRATES 110 YEARS OF SERVICE
Fort Shater Soldiers participate in Marara 22
Fort Shater Soldiers participate in Marara 22
The USMC celebrate 246 years of service
The USMC celebrate 246 years of service
USMC plans AAV divestment, plots way to support vehicles sold to foreign nations
USMC plans AAV divestment, plots way to support vehicles sold to foreign nations
US Marines Deploy First Amphibious, Unmanned Robot System
US Marines Deploy First Amphibious, Unmanned Robot System
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UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES Magazine
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley on Monday was reported to have spoken with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts amid the ongoing war between the two countries. Speaking to Russian General Staff General Valery Gerasimov, the top US general discussed several security-related issues of concern and
USS West Virginia SSBN 736
The top US military commander for the Middle East boarded a US ballistic missile submarine in the Arabian Sea on Wednesday, a rare move that highlighted US nuclear undersea capabilities during tense times with Iran and Russia. Gen. Erik Kurilla was shuttled out to the USS West Virginia and went
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff believes Russian President Vladimir Putin has become “more and more dangerous” as his forces continue to mount losses in Ukraine. In an interview with ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, former chief of Naval Operations Mike Mullen likened Putin to a “cornered animal” and that his threats
More Lockheed Martin F-35s are ready to fly in Japan. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) says its second squadron of the fifth-generation stealth fighters based in Iwakuni, Japan is now at full operational capability (FOC). The USMC flies the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) “B” variant of the
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USCGC Kimball
USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756) is the seventh Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. Kimball is named for Sumner Increase Kimball, who was the organizer of the United States Life-Saving Service and the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service from 1878–1915. History Original planned commission ceremony was on January 19, 2019, but ceremony cancelled due to the government shutdown. On August 24, 2019, Kimball was
M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (M270 MLRS)
The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (M270 MLRS) is an American armored, self-propelled, multiple rocket launcher. The first M270s were delivered to the U.S. Army in 1983. The MLRS has since been adopted by several NATO countries. Some 1,300 M270 systems have been manufactured in the United States and in Western Europe, along with more
Lajes Field – Lajes Air Base 
Lajes Field or Lajes Air Base (pronounced [ˈlaʒɨʒ]; Portuguese: Base Aérea das Lajes), officially designated Air Base No. 4 (Base Aérea Nº 4, BA4) (IATA: TER, ICAO: LPLA), is a multi-use airfield near Lajes and 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Angra do Heroísmo on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal. It is home to the Portuguese Air Force Base Aérea N º4 and Azores Air Zone Command (Portuguese: Comando da Zona Aérea dos Açores), a United
M142 HIMARS
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the United States Army, mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile on the U.S. Army’s new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) five-ton truck and can launch the entire Multiple Launch
Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Since its creation in 1775, the Corps’ role has expanded significantly. The Marines have a unique mission statement, and, alone among the branches of the U.S. armed forces, “shall, at any time, be liable to do duty in the forts and garrisons of the United States, on the seacoast, or
82nd Airborne Division
The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas with a U.S. Department of Defense requirement to “respond to crisis contingencies anywhere in the world within 18 hours”. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Airborne Division is the U.S. Army’s
USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
USS Enterprise (CVN-80) will be the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier to be built for the United States Navy. She will be the ninth United States naval vessel and third aircraft carrier to bear the name, and is scheduled to be in operation by 2028. Her construction began in August 2017 with a steel-cutting ceremony. Naming On 1
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) is the lead ship of her class of United States Navy aircraft carriers. The ship is named after the 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, whose World War II naval service included combat duty aboard the light aircraft carrier Monterey in the Pacific Theater. Construction began on 11 August 2005, when Northrop Grumman held a ceremonial steel cut for a 15-ton plate
USS Doris Miller (CVN-81)
A graphic showing what the future USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 80) is expected to look like when she joins the fleet after 2025. The aircraft are F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, F/A-18 E and F Super Hornet strike fighters, E-2D Hawkeye electronic warfare planes, and an unmanned strike jet modeled
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