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About the U.S Military

The U.S. Military consists of six branches, Army, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard.   Reserve and National Guard units perform as active-duty service members on a part-time basis. These troops train close to home, deploying when needed to aid in international conflict or domestic disaster relief.

For many young people, joining the Military means being away from home for the very first time. For others, adjusting to the “military way of life” is a complete 180-degree turn from the life they are currently used to. That’s why it’s important to understand the general processes and conventions that are maintained throughout the Services — from enlistment through Basic Training. And while recruiters can offer specific information regarding each of the branches, we encourage you to research the all of the armed forces, below are a few links to help begin your search.      

The largest and oldest service in the U.S. military, the Army provides the ground forces that protect the United States.

Local Recruiter -  (760) 731-1222  

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On, above and below the water, the Navy is America's forward-deployed force and is a major deterrent to aggression around the world.

Local Recruiter - Paul Gaviria  -   (760) 217-2842  -

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The Air Force provides a rapid, flexible, and lethal air and space capability that can deliver forces anywhere in the world within hours.  

The Space Force organizes, trains,and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force.

Local Recruiter - Staff Sergeant Dennis J Viloria  -   (760) 525-8983  -

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A component of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps maintains amphibious and ground units for contingency and combat operations. 

Local Recruiter -  GySgt Maria T. Almanza  -   (760) 756-8748  -

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The Coast Guard provides law and maritime safety enforcement, marine and environmental protection and military naval support. Part of the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, the Coast Guard operates under the Navy during times of war.

(619) 226-8222

Comprised of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, the National Guard is a versatile force, supporting combat missions, domestic emergencies, humanitarian efforts, homeland security operations and more. 

Local Recruiter - Staff Sergeant Michael Williams  -   (951) 203-9449  -

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The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

If you're serious about joining the military, then get serious about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.

 How important is the ASVAB test?

Your scores in four critical areas -- Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge (see below) -- count towards your Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) score. The AFQT score determines whether you're qualified to enlist in the U.S. military.

Your scores in the other areas of the ASVAB will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses. A high score will improve your chances of getting the specialty/job and signing bonus you want.

Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. Don't skimp on preparing for this test. It's your future. Get the most out of it.

Fallbrook Union High School District will offer the ASVAB Test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12, usually in September and February. 

Click on the link below for more ASVAB information and further links to study guides.