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    FUTURES Magazine: After graduation, what comes next?  There's no "right" answer, of course, and what you choose might be very different from your classmates.  But that's the key:  It's your choice.  Throughout these pages you'll discover stories from men and women who had the same big thoughts and decisions about the future as you.  They explored their interests, followed their dreams and found their answers in the Military.  Now they're living full lives, whether it be through continuing education, meaningful work, or lasting friendships.  In today's military, opportunity awaits.  What will you choose?  To help you decide, follow the link above to explore the virtual magazine or go to for more information.

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    United States Air Force - The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Our rich history and our vision guide our Airmen as we pursue our mission with excellence and integrity to become leaders, innovators and warriors.  AIM HIGH.

    United State Army - The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.  A U.S. Army Soldier is the embodiment of physical and mental strength. As a Soldier, you will be prepared to serve whenever and wherever you are needed.  What's Your Warrior?

    Illinois Army National Guard - Check out the opportunities available to students through the Illinois Army National Guard.  SFC Willis explains all the benefits here: YouTube Video

    United States Marines - A simple truth exists as a Marine. You will fight and win battles for our Nation and its communities. To earn that privilege, you must first fight and win your own battles with hesitation, self-doubt, with fear. The Battle to Belong Begins Here.

    Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) - The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.

    United States Navy - The sea is a force to be reckoned with. People have been made by it, and broken by it. But in the Navy, we command it. The sea is our honor, courage and commitment, forging the greatest force on earth. Forged By the Sea.

    United States Coast Guard - The Coast Guard is Semper Paratus, "Always Ready" and we are committed to current and future readiness. We seek the best people, modern technology, resilient infrastructure and capable assets to meet the nation's needs. Every active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary member plays an integral role in mission execution.

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