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Choosing a Career Path as a Military Youth

Military parents of teens can help their child explore career paths with these resources and tips.

The Annual Air Force Installation and Mission Support Industry Day held at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Explore Your Base and Beyond with MilitaryINSTALLATIONS

You’re going to PCS or you’ve just arrived. Want to learn about activities on base? Schools in the community? Check-in procedures? Child care? A veterinarian for your pet? Or other useful information?

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Military ID Cards 101 – Eligibility and Access

One of the most valuable assets to service members is their military ID. The Department of Defense issues distinct identification cards to uniformed service members, their family members and other eligible individuals to serve as proof of the cardholder’s identity and Department of Defense affiliation.

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How to Get or Renew a Military ID Card: for Spouses, Dependents, Veterans and Retirees

As a veteran, military retiree, spouse or dependent of a service member, you may be eligible for a Defense Department identification card. Called the Uniformed Services ID card, this military ID proves your identity and connection to the DOD and gives you access to certain military services and programs.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test

All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

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Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.