US Armed Forces
The US Armed Forces collectively refers to the federalized military forces that serve the United States of America. The US Armed Forces include six service branches: the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and the Space Force. The president of the United States serves as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and guides defense policy in cooperation with the US Department of Defense (DOD).
The US Armed Forces consider 1775 to be the year the US military was formed. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Continental Army and also authorized riflemen from Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to join militia forces in the northeast region of New England. On October 13, 1775, Congress...Read more