The military has many missions. Their primary mission of course is to defend the U.S. and U.S. interests. Looking more closely though, you can see that the military does a lot more than simply fight. Some examples of military missions include:
- Rescue operations
- Medical assistance in impoverished areas
- Food & humanitarian relief
- Security at embassies and other locations
- Policing in volatile areas
- Natural disaster relief
- Law enforcement
- Piracy and drug interdiction
The military is also the nation's biggest group of international ambassadors. As such, there is a great deal of responsibility and respect to show.
Find out more about service-specific missions here:
- Air Force Missions
- Army Missions
- National Guard Missions
- Coast Guard Missions
- Marine Corps Missions
- Navy Missions
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