These worksheets look at all the military forces in the United States. We introduce the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Reserves.

There are five branches of the United States military forces. The army is tasked with land based operations. Anything that happens in or very near to an ocean is the responsibility of the Navy. The Air Force commands the skies, although there many less humans in the skies these days. Marines are a very specialized force in that they serve a role that supports all the other branches of the military. Marines are mostly involved in amphibious warfare. The Coast Guard serves as a Homeland security arm for all of the U.S. coasts, seas, lakes, and even rivers. We spend a good amount of time looking at each branch of the military. We focus on the duties and demands of each of the branches. We end by talking about the ways in which the general public pays their respects to the people responsible for their freedom.

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U.S. Armed Forces Reading Worksheet

The U.S. Armed Forces Reading Passage

Over 1.3 million active duty military personnel currently serve across five different branches.

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Armed Forces Question Worksheet

The U.S. Armed Forces - Questions

The president is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. Next in charge, the Secretary of Defense has charge of all the military branches except the Coast Guard.

Army Worksheet

The Army

The Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces. It was established in 1775, and was known as the Continental Army until 1789 when the War Department was formed.

Army Question Worksheet

The Army - Short Answer Questions

What is the difference between being enlisted and being an officer?

Navy Worksheet

The Navy

The United States Navy is a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that is responsible for carrying out military actions at sea.

Navy Question Worksheet


A person who serves in the Navy is called a sailor, but not all sailors serve on ships.

Air Force Worksheet

The Air Force

The Air Force has various kinds of aircraft, like fighters, bombers, helicopters and transport aircraft.

Air Force Question Worksheet

QUESTIONS: The Air Force

Which branch of the Armed Forces did the Air Force once belong to?

Marines Worksheet

The Marines

The United States Marines is the branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that is responsible for conducting military actions in other countries.

Marines Question Worksheet

QUESTIONS: The Marines

Marines perform many very important functions around the world.

Coast Guard Worksheet

The Coast Guard Reading Passage

The United States Coast Guard is the branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that is responsible for the integrity of the U.S. Coastline, for enforcing border laws, and for assisting with water rescues.

Coast Guard Question Worksheet

QUESTIONS: The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard was created in 1790, five years before the U.S. Navy, as part of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Reserves Worksheet

The Reserves

A military reserve is a pool of citizens who are not actively serving in the military, but who have had military training.

Reserves Question Worksheet

QUESTIONS: The Reserves

When someone joins the reserves, they are committing a specific amount of time to the military, no different than if they were joining the active duty.

Armed Forces Day Worksheet

Armed Forces Day Reading Worksheet

Armed Forces Day is celebrated in the United States every year on the third Saturday in May.

Armed Forces Day Question Worksheet

Armed Forces Day - Questions

What event was the catalyst for the creation of Armed Forces Day in 1949?

Memorial Day Worksheet

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a U.S. Federal holiday observed in order to remember the men and women who died as a result of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Memorial Day Question Worksheet

Memorial Day - Questions

In 1971, Memorial Day was moved from May 20th to the last Monday in May.

Veterans Day Worksheet

Veterans Day

Because of this, Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day.

Veterans Day Question Worksheet

Veterans Day - Short Answer

What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Armed Forces Day?

The United States Military Forces

The United States Armed Forces is a military branch responsible for protecting the United States. It is composed of five branches: the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each branch has its own unique role in protecting the United States.

The primary responsibility of the United States Armed Forces is to serve and protect the citizens of the United States. The Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment states that military members will "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

This article will discuss more about the United States Armed Forces. We will learn about the different branches of the military, their history, and their role in protecting the country.

What Are the Six Five Branches of the United States Armed Forces?

The five branches of the United States Armed Forces are:

  • The Army
  • The Navy
  • The Marine Corps
  • The Air Force
  • The Coast Guard
  • The Space Force

The Army's Role

The Army is the oldest military branch, dating back to 1775. The Army's primary responsibility is to protect the land. The Army fights on land using ground troops, tanks, and artillery. The Army also has helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for transportation, reconnaissance, and attack.

The Navy's Role

The Navy is responsible for protecting the waters. The Navy accomplishes this by operating ships and submarines. The Navy also has aircraft used for transportation, reconnaissance, and attack. The Navy's primary mission is to keep the sea lanes open for commerce and to prevent other countries from attacking the United States by sea.

The Marine Corps' Role

The Marine Corps provides security on land, at sea, and in the air. The Marine Corps does this by conducting Operations Other Than War, such as disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. The Marine Corps also provides security for the President of the United States and other VIPs.

The Air Force's Role

The Air Force is responsible for offering air support to the Army and Navy. The Air Force accomplishes this by operating aircraft for transportation, surveillance, and attack. The Air Force is also responsible for defending the country from attacks by enemy aircraft.

The Coast Guard's Role

The Coast Guard is responsible for protecting the coast of the country. The Coast Guard accomplishes this by operating ships and aircraft for conveyance, rescue, and law enforcement. The Coast Guard is also responsible for defending from attacks by enemy ships and aircraft.

The Space Force’s Role

The Space Force was assembled to give the United States an advantage in space. The Space Force provides support for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. They accomplish this by operating satellites that are used for communication, navigation, and intelligence.

What Are the Benefits of Joining the Military?

There are many benefits to joining the military. Some of these benefits include:

  • Educational benefits: The military provides educational benefits for members who want to further their education. The military also pays for tuition, books, and other fees associated with education.
  • Health care benefits: It provides health care benefits for members and their families. It also pays for prescriptions, dental care, and vision care.
  • Housing benefits: It provides housing benefits for members and their families. The military also pays for rent, utilities, and other incidentals associated with housing.
  • Retirement benefits: It provides retirement benefits for members who have served 20 years or more. It also provides disability benefits for members unable to work due to injuries incurred during their service.

What Is Life Like in the Military?

Life in the military is both challenging and rewarding. Members are held to uphold the highest standards of conduct. They are also expected to be physically fit and mentally tough. The military provides members with opportunities to travel, learn new skills, and serve their country.

Final Thoughts

The United States Armed Forces provides many opportunities for those looking for a challenge. The military offers educational, health care, housing, and retirement benefits. There is also the opportunity to travel and learn new skills. If you are considering joining the military, be sure to do your research to make an informed decision.