The United States military has different branches, or groups. Each group helps protect the country. Read on to learn more about five of them.
Ready to Respond
The Marines are an emergency force. They respond to problems quickly. Marines watch both land and sea.
Protecting the Sea
The Navy protects us on the sea. It works above and below the water. The Navy can transport the Marines.
Guarding Our Waters
The Coast Guard patrols the sea. It makes sure people follow laws. It also rescues people at sea.
On the Ground
The Army is the oldest branch of the U.S. military. It started in 1775. The Army does its work on land.
In the Air
The Air Force defends our airspace. It can fly to where help is needed.