The United States Army is the world’s strongest land power. The Army’s mission is to fight and win The United States Army is the world’s strongest land power. The Army’s mission is to fight and win our nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.our nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of con ict in support of combatant commanders.

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The United States Marine Corps is America’s expeditionary force in readiness. Known for being “First to Fight,” the mission of the USMC includes the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and to conduct land operations that may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign. In coordination with the Army and the Air Force, the USMC shall also develop phases of amphibious operations that pertain to tactics, technique, and equipment used by landing forces.

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The Navy is a seaborne branch of the United States Armed Forces. With the world’s largest carrier fleet of ships and aircraft, it can use protective force in global deep-sea waters and coastal areas. The Navy can rapidly respond to regional crises, making it strategic in U.S. foreign and defense policy. The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train, and equip combat- ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas.

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The United States Air Force is the largest air force in the world. Its mission is to y, ght, and win– in air, space, and cyberspace. It provides global vigilance, global reach, and global power through six distinctive capabilities: air and space superiority, global attack, rapid global mobility, precision engagement, information superiority, and agile combat support.ers.

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The Coast Guard provides law enforcement in domestic and international waters and has the distinction of being both a military service and an arm of law enforcement within the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard’s mission is to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests– in the nation’s ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.

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These trained professionals serve local governments such as cities, counties, and tribal communities. They are concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, and also exist to discourage non-criminal violations. Law Enforcement of officials are devoted to protecting and serving their communities, and on the local level, they are our first line of defense.off

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Firefighters are first responders who are highly trained in fighting fires. Their job is to safely rescue victims of dangerous fires and extinguish those fires. They also respond to disastrous events such as car accidents and collapsed buildings, where they work closely with other first responders to save lives and minimize damage.

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Emergency Medical Technicians are first responders trained to provide medical service on the scene of an emergency and during transport to a hospital. They respond to medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and accident or disaster scenes. One type of EMT, the paramedic, has the highest level of training and is able to provide advanced life support for high-risk conditions. Passing a national exam is required after training.

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Working dogs are more than just furry friends for their handlers. Working dogs are extensively trained to provide invaluable support to their human partners.Theyaretrainedindetectionofthingslikebombs, drugs, and chemicals; search and rescue; protecting their handlers, and even attacking and taking down suspects and enemies. These dogs work with first responders and our military, and have proven themselves as valuable assets to any team.

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Volunteers are individuals who are not paid and go through specific training to assist first responders in their work. Volunteers help provide valuable support for the health, safety, and welfare of people, property, and natural habitats, especially in pending or unexpected crisis situations, and post-crisis, in order to regain stability and safety.

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Being prepared at home is the best way to start stepping up. Your family should discuss what your needs are in order to be prepared in case of an emergency. There are in-depth resources available — search “disaster preparedness resources” online for free information from the American Red Cross, and federal agencies such as DHS, FEMA, and NIH.

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Discuss, learn, and practice your school’s Emergency Plan. The U.S. Department of Education has a free downloadable book to help schools prepare for emergencies and disasters. Ask for a copy of your school’s evacuation and emergency action plans. Review these with every family member, and develop a plan to communicate and meet in an emergency

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Be alert in the world — to your surroundings and to the people around you. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, say something to your family, teachers, or local law enforcement. Take precautions to protect yourself daily against theft of your possessions and information. Know what to do in emergencies. Each of us has the responsibility to protect freedom.

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Stay alert online. Take precautions against identity theft. Guard your online identity and reputation. People can be victimized by information that can be found in their trash, or through being manipulated to provide personal information in online surveys on forms, and in phone calls. Be protective of your passwords. Monitor all of your online financial accounts for anything suspicious.

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