Bronze Star Medal
The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone. When the medal is awarded by the Army and Air Force for acts of valor in combat, the "V" Device is authorized for wear on the medal; when the medal is awarded by the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard for acts of valor or meritorious service in combat, the Combat "V" is authorized for wear on the medal. Officers from the other Uniformed Services of the United States are eligible to receive this award, as are foreign soldiers who have served with or alongside a service branch of the United States Armed Forces. Civilians serving with U. S. military forces in combat are eligible for the award. For example, UPI reporter Joe Galloway was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" Device during the Vietnam War for rescuing a badly wounded soldier under fire in the Battle of la Drang, in 1965.
Another civilian recipient was writer Ernest Hemingway. The Bronze Star Medal was established by Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944; the Bronze Star Medal may be awarded by the Secretary of a military department or the Secretary of Homeland Security with regard to the Coast Guard when not operating as a service in the Navy, or by such military commanders, or other appropriate officers as the Secretary concerned may designate, to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of the United States, after 6 December 1941, distinguishes, or has distinguished, herself or himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight— while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States. The acts of heroism are of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Silver Star; the acts of merit or acts of valor must be less than that required for the Legion of Merit but must have been meritorious and accomplished with distinction.
The Bronze Star Medal is awarded only to service members in combat zones who are receiving imminent danger pay. The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to each member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after 6 December 1941, was cited in orders or awarded a certificate for exemplary conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy between 7 December 1941 and 2 September 1945. For this purpose, the US Army's Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge award is considered as a citation in orders. Documents executed since 4 August 1944 in connection with recommendations for the award of decorations of higher degree than the Bronze Star Medal cannot be used as the basis for an award under this paragraph. Effective 11 September 2001, the Meritorious Service Medal may be bestowed in lieu of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in a designated combat theater; the Bronze Star Medal was designed by Rudolf Freund of the jewelry firm Banks & Biddle. The medal is a bronze star 1 1⁄2 inches in circumscribing diameter.
In the center is a 3⁄16 inch diameter superimposed bronze star, the center line of all rays of both stars coinciding. The reverse bears the inscription "HEROIC OR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT" with a space for the name of the recipient to be engraved; the star hangs from its ribbon by a rectangular metal loop with rounded corners. The suspension ribbon is 1 3⁄8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: 1⁄32 inch white 67101; the Bronze Star Medal with the "V" device to denote heroism is the fourth highest military decoration for valor. Although a service member may be cited for heroism in combat and be awarded more than one Bronze Star authorizing the "V" device, only one "V" may be worn on each suspension and service ribbon of the medal; the following ribbon devices must be authorized in the award citation in order to be worn on the Bronze Star Medal, the criteria for and wear of the devices vary between the services: Oak leaf cluster – In the Army and Air Force, the oak leaf cluster is worn to denote additional awards.
5/16 inch star – In the Navy and Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the 5/16 inch star is worn to denote additional awards. "V" device – In the Army, the "V" is worn to denote "participation in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy.". Combat "V" – In the Navy and Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the "V" is worn to denote combat heroism or to recognize individuals who are "exposed to personal hazard during direct participation in combat operations". Colonel Russell P. "Red" Reeder conceived the idea of the Bronze Star Medal in 1943. Reeder felt another medal was needed as a ground equivalent of the Air Medal, suggested calling the proposed new award the "Ground Medal"; the idea rose through the military bureaucracy and gained supporters. General George C. Marshall, in a memorandum to President Franklin D. Roosevelt dated 3
SSBN Deterrent Patrol insignia
The SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia is a uniform breast pin worn by officers and enlisted sailors of the United States Navy's submarine service who have completed strategic deterrent patrols in nuclear ballistic or cruise missile submarines. It is awarded for different criteria than the Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia awarded for submarine patrols during World War II. Design of the SSBN pin shows a silver Lafayette-class submarine with superimposed Polaris missile and electron rings which signify the armament and nuclear-powered characteristics of the Fleet Ballistic Missile Deterrent Force. A scroll beneath the submarine holds up to six award stars, with one gold star authorized for each successful patrol, or a silver star for five successful patrols. At twenty successful patrols, the SSBN pin is upgraded to a gold design; this insignia qualifies the veteran as a combat veteran, making the veteran eligible to join the VFW. After the insignia was approved, awards were made retroactive to the first strategic deterrent patrol of USS George Washington, completed on 21 January 1961.
The strategic deterrent patrols of the Regulus missile boats were not deemed worthy of this insignia, but this decision was reversed in 2004. The SSBN pin is worn on the left uniform pocket below award ribbons; the badge is considered a "secondary insignia", meaning that the badge is worn secondary to a primary warfare pin, such as the Submarine Warfare insignia. Personnel eligible to wear other secondary submarine insignias, such as the Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia or the Deep Submergence Insignia, may only wear one such insignia at a time according to their personal desire; the badge does not need to be worn. Submarine Warfare insignia List of United States Navy enlisted warfare designations Badges of the United States Navy Military badges of the United States Obsolete badges of the United States military Uniforms of the United States Navy Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
USS Tunny (SSN-682)
USS Tunny, a Sturgeon-class attack submarine, was the second submarine of the United States Navy to be named for the tunny, any of several oceanic fishes resembling the tuna. The contract forTunny's construction was awarded on 25 June 1968 and her keel was laid down on 22 May 1970 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, she was launched on 10 June 1972, sponsored by Mrs. Lola Aiken, commissioned on 26 January 1974 at her home port, South Carolina, with Commander Dennis Y. Sloan in command. Tunny remained at Charleston until March 1974, when she moved to Groton, for two weeks of in-port training at the submarine base. Between March and June 1974, she conducted shakedown training in the West Indies and along the United States East Coast. From June to August 1974, she conducted operations out of Charleston before heading north to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at Kittery, where she began post-shakedown overhaul on 12 August 1974, she completed repairs on 5 October 1974 and headed back to Charleston, where she resumed normal training operations.
In February 1975, Tunny began preparations for her first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. She headed across the Atlantic Ocean, she came under operational control of the United States Sixth Fleet on 16 March 1975. During the first part of her tour in the Mediterranean, she operated with Task Force 60, conducting antisubmarine warfare exercises with the other ships of the task force. Following refit and upkeep alongside a submarine tender in June and early July 1975 at Santo Stefano, Italy, Tunny rejoined the Sixth Fleet as a unit of Task Force 69 and resumed antisubmarine warfare training. After participating in a major Sixth Fleet exercise late in July and early in August 1975, she departed the Mediterranean for home, she changed operational control from the Sixth Fleet to the United States Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force on 17 August 1975 and arrived in Charleston, concluding her deployment, on 29 August 1975. After a routine post-deployment standdown in September and repairs and alterations Charleston Naval Shipyard at Charleston in October and November, she resumed operations—mostly attack submarine training—out of Charleston on 20 November 1975.
Attack submarine training along the South Carolina and Florida coasts occupied her time during January 1976. February 1976 brought inspections and examinations and, in March 1976, she participated in two special operations designed to help develop and evaluate submarine tactics. In May 1976, Tunny began preparations for her second tour of duty with the Sixth Fleet but did not embark upon that assignment for over two months. In the meantime, she conducted an exercise in naval mine warfare in June 1976. On 26 July 1976, she departed Charleston on her way to the Mediterranean. Following a visit to Lisbon, she joined the Sixth Fleet on 11 August 1976. After a month of antisubmarine warfare training, highlighted by Exercise "National Week XXI", she put into Santo Stefano for a month of upkeep alongside submarine tender USS Howard W. Gilmore. In October 1976, she returned to sea for antisubmarine warfare training operations punctuated periodically with a visit to Naples, Italy, or upkeep at Santo Stefano.
That routine continued until 11 December 1976, when she departed Santo Stefano to return to the United States. Arriving in Charleston on 22 December 1976, she commenced a combination of Christmas holiday leave and upkeep and a routine post-deployment standdown. January 1977 found Tunny undergoing an extensive upkeep following her Mediterranean deployment, she resumed operations off the U. S. East Coast which extended through the spring and summer months. In mid-September 1977, she commenced a two-month period of repairs and alterations at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, concluded in late November, followed by a short sea trial period. Following refresher training at the Submarine School at Naval Submarine Base New London at New London, Tunny returned to Charleston. Tunny spent January and part of February 1978 preparing for a North Atlantic Ocean deployment which commenced in late February and concluded in late April. Tunny made stops in Dunoon and Portland, England. In July 1978, Tunny's home port was changed to Hawaii.
She transited the Panama Canal and crossed the equator on her voyage to Pearl Harbor, where she arrived on 19 August 1978. Tunny was assigned to Submarine Squadron 1, devoted the remainder of 1978 to operations in the Hawaiian Islands in preparation for a 1979 deployment to the Western Pacific. Tunny departed for Western Pacific at the beginning of 1979, she visited various ports during the deployment, including Amphoe Sattahip in Thailand, Orote Point in Guam. She entered the Indian Ocean, where she visited the U. S. naval base at Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory. She was a guest of the Royal Australian Navy when she visited HMAS Stirling, the administrative center of the Royal Australian Navy's main naval base on the west coast of Australia, located on Garden Island just off the coast of Western Australia near the city of Perth, Tunny's crew participated in the ANZAC Day Parade in April 1979. Tunny completed her six-month deployment to the Western Pacific when she returned to Pearl Harbor in June 1979.
Tunny was deactivated while still in commission on 1 October 1997, was both decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 13 March 1998. Her scrapping via the U. S. Navy's Nuclear-Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program began on 1 October 1997 and was completed on 27 October 1998; this article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The en
Operation Tomodachi was a United States Armed Forces assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The operation took place from 12 March to 4 May 2011. S. servicemembers, 189 aircraft, 24 naval ships. Many, if not most, of the U. S. military bases in Japan were involved in some manner in Operation Tomodachi. Yokota Air Base in Fussa, western Tokyo, is the operational command center, furthermore functions as the aviation hub due to the washout of the Sendai Airport, Miyagi by the tsunami. Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Prefecture is the hub of airpower in the Pacific. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, operated as an aviation hub for many aircraft traveling to northern installations. Camp Fuji Misawa Air Base, combined services and Japan Self-Defense Forces Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture home of CVW-5 and Fleet Air Wing 4 of the JMSDF Camp Zama is the home of U. S. Army Japan and I Corps Sasebo Naval Base in Nagasaki Prefecture, USS Essex and its Expeditionary Strike Group.
Yokosuka Naval Base inside of Tokyo Bay, is home to the Seventh Fleet, composed of 11 warships, including USS George Washington and command ship USS Blue Ridge. Task Force Fuji, Camp Fuji Marines and sailors Camp Courtney, operated as the communications post between Okinawa and Japanese mainland Col. Stephen Bissonnette, deputy commander of the 353rd SOG stated that "he devastation caused by the earthquake is heartbreaking... As part of coordinated relief efforts, the group will work tirelessly with our Japanese counterparts and other relief organizations to help the people affected by the earthquake recover..." The US aid efforts are conducted under the direction of military authorities. The United States Navy responded to provide aid. Aircraft from three FLSW squadrons were in theatre during the earthquake at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. VR-62's C-130 delivered 127 tons of material to aid in relief efforts and VR-58's C-40 delivered 366,000 pounds of food and water and 1400 passengers. VR-52's aircrew and maintenance detachment moved Navy patrol and helicopter units directly involved with the search and rescue of survivors in addition to relocating 185 Navy personnel and dependents from the Atsugi-based Carrier Air Group Five to Guam.
During this time, the Taskmasters were airborne for 19 out of 26 hours transporting personnel and humanitarian relief supplies. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group were moved to the east coast of Honshu; as well as the group's own helicopters, the Ronald Reagan served as a refueling platform for Japan Self-Defense Forces helicopters. C-2 Greyhound aircraft assigned to VRC-30 and attached to CVW-14 and CVW-5 ferried over 100 tons of food, blankets and medical supplies from NAF Atsugi to USS Ronald Reagan for distribution by helicopter to local sites in Japan. Yokota Air Base was used in the aftermath of the earthquake as a landing field for commercial flights as Tokyo Narita Airport was closed; the Navy helicopters based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi and elsewhere were made available for search and rescue after the tsunami, including searching off-shore debris fields and assisted with food drops. P-3 Orion aircraft were used to do damage surveys. Amphibious landing craft and utility landing craft were used to deploy U.
S. and Japanese troops and supplies to areas where docks were damaged. Japan electrical company trucks were moved by U. S. LCUs from USS Essex, notably to Oshima Island; the destroyers USS McCampbell and USS Curtis Wilbur, which were off the Bōsō Peninsula at the time of the earthquake, their helicopters were made available for search and rescue. The landing ships USS Essex and USS Germantown, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit from Okinawa, were moved from the Sea of Japan to the east coast of Japan. USS Blue Ridge, which had just arrived in Singapore at the time of the earthquake, was loaded with relief supplies and prepared to sail for Japan. USS Tortuga, an amphibious dock ship, embarked two MH-53E Heavy Lift Helicopters assigned to HM-14 DET 1 stationed in Pohang South Korea; the entire DET was on board Tortuga less than 18 hours after the tsunami hit. Tortuga transported 800 Japanese civil defense workers from Hokkaido to Honshu with 90 vehicles. Military Sealift Command ships took part in the operation by transferring relief supplies and fuel to other supporting ships.
The ships that took part in the operation were USNS Carl Brashear, USNS Pecos, USNS Rappahannock, USNS Matthew Perry, USNS Bridge. USNS Safeguard, stationed at U. S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, arrived at Hachinohe, Japan with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 and Underwater Construction Team 2 to clear wreckage from a local commercial channel. During the operation the 7th Fleet flew 160 search and relief sorties for 1,100 flight hours, delivered 260 tons of relief supplies, helped clear the ports of Hachinohe, Miyako and Kesennuma, Miyagi. In total 130 aircraft, 12,510 personnel and over 16 American naval ships took part in Operation Tomodachi, including USS Ronald Reagan, USS Chancellorsville, USS Cowpens, USS Shiloh, USS John S. McCain, USS Fitzgerald, USS Stethem, USS McCampbell, USS Preble, USS Mustin, USS Germantown, USS Tortuga, USS Harpers Ferry, USS Essex, US
Submarine Warfare insignia
The Submarine Warfare Insignia are worn by qualified submariners. In the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service, sailors who qualify as submariners are awarded a badge depicting two dolphins and a crown; this badge was designed by Commander Alan McIntosh RAN, was introduced in 1966. The British Royal Navy Submarine Service first issued badges to crew members during the 1950s, adopted the current badge depicting two dolphins and a crowned anchor in 1972; the "dolphin" is a second specialization earned after completing initial training in a chosen trade. The French Navy has three levels of badges: Basic level: For beginners in the world of submariners, who have succeeded in a course and the final exam Superior level: For confirmed submariners who have succeeded in the exam Officer in command: For actual or former officers in command of submarine The first two can be worn by officers or enlisted. Enlisted Sailors and Naval Officers wear a dolphins uniform breast pin to indicate that they are qualified in submarines.
The Submarines insignia is considered one of the Navy's three major enlisted warfare pins, along with the Surface Warfare Badge and the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia. To earn the right to wear "fish", prospective submariners complete an extensive qualification process that lasts about one year and covers all of the submarine's systems. Once an enlisted sailor has earned the right to wear the "dolphins", is added after their rate of rank that stands for "Submarine Specialist". On 13 June 1923, Captain Ernest J. King, Submarine Division Three, suggested to the Secretary of the Navy that a distinguishing device for qualified submariners be adopted, he submitted a pen-and-ink sketch of his own showing a shield mounted on the beam ends of a submarine, with dolphins forward of, abaft, the conning tower. The suggestion was endorsed by Commander Submarine Division Atlantic. Over the next several months the Bureau of Navigation solicited additional designs from several sources; some combined a submarine with a shark motif.
Others showed submarines and dolphins, still others used a shield design. A Philadelphia firm, which had done work for the Navy in the field of United States Naval Academy class rings, was approached by the Bureau of Navigation with the request that it design a suitable badge. Two designs were submitted by the firm, but these were combined into a single design, it was a bow view of a submarine, proceeding on the surface, with bow planes rigged for diving, flanked by dolphins, in a horizontal position with their heads resting on the upper edge of the bow planes. Today a similar design is used: a dolphin flanking the bow and conning tower of a submarine. On 20 March 1924, the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation recommended to the Secretary of the Navy that the design be adopted; the recommendation was accepted by Jr.. Acting Secretary of the Navy; the submarine insignia was to be worn by officers and men qualified in submarine duty only when attached to submarine units or submarine command organizations.
The right to wear the pin was revoked. In 1941 the Uniform Regulations were modified to permit a service member to wear the submarine insignia for the duration of his career, once so authorized; the officers' insignia was at first a bronze, gold-plated metal pin, worn centered above the left breast pocket and above the ribbons and medals. Enlisted men wore an embroidered insignia sewn on the outside of the right sleeve, midway between the wrist and elbow; the device was two and three-quarters inches long, embroidered in white silk for blue clothing and vice versa. In 1943, the Uniform Regulations were modified to provide that "Enlisted men, who are qualified and subsequently promoted to commissioned or warrant ranks, may wear enlisted submarine insignia on the left breast until they qualify as submarine officers, at which time this insignia would be replaced by the officers' submarine pin." In mid-1947, the embroidered device shifted from the sleeve of the enlisted men's jumper to above the left breast pocket.
A change to the Uniform Regulations dated 21 September 1950 authorized the embroidered insignia for officers and a bronze, silver-plated, pin-on insignia for enlisted men. Over the years a number of minor design variations in the appearance of the bow waves, have occurred. Various unofficial or commemorative badges based on the device have been made, may have been worn with the tacit approval of local naval authorities; the 1971 diesel boats forever pin would be an example of this type. In the modern Navy, the submarine pin is either a silver or gold chest pin, worn above all ribbons unless a second superseding qualification has been achieved in which case the submarine pin is worn below ribbons on the breast pocket. An embroidered patch, rather than the pin, is worn above the left breast pocket of working uniforms. Upon reporting to their first submarine the unqualified submarine sailor completes a few days of indoctrination and is assigned a Qualification Card, a qualification due date, a Sea Dad.
The Sea Dad monitors the non-qual's progress during the qualification process and their ada
United States Navy Recruiting Command
The United States Navy Recruiting Command is located in Millington, Tennessee. It aims to recruit both enlisted sailors and prospective commissioned officers for the United States Navy. NRC covers the entire United States with 26 Navy Recruiting Districts commanded by two Navy Recruiting Regions; as of 2018 Commander, Navy Recruiting Command is Rear Admiral Brendan R. McLane. NRC received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the period October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008. Navy Personnel Command/Bureau of Naval PersonnelComparable organizations United States Army Recruiting Command Marine Corps Recruiting Command Air Education and Training Command Official recruiting website Official command website