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Canadian Forces Recruiting
(800) 856-8488
Web site: http://www.recruiting.dnd.ca/
Check out their Web site or call for more information on careers in the Canadian army, navy, or air force.

U.S. Coast Guard
(800) GET-USCG (438-8724)
Web site: http://www.uscg.mil
Full information about careers in the Coast Guard can be found on their Web site or at their toll-free number.

U.S. Marine Corps
(800) MARINES (627-4637)
Web site: http://www.marines.com
Information about the Marines can be found on their Web site, or by calling their toll-free number.

U.S. Navy
(800) USA-NAVY (872-6289)
Web site: http://www.navy.mil
Call or check out their Web site for information on careers and getting started in the navy.


Armed Forces Careers.com
Information on enlisting, choosing a branch of the military, and taking the ASVAB can be found here.

Canadian National Defence
This Canadian military site can help you find jobs that match your interests.

This Web site, focused on the F-16 fighter jet, has a “day in the life” description of how an F-16 is prepared, launched, and refueled.

Military Career Guide Online
This official U.S. government Web site is a full guide to all careers in the military. Check the URL below for more information on careers in transportation.

NOVA: Aircraft Carrier
The transcript of the NOVA television program “Aircraft Carrier” is available here. The program tours the USS Independence to show what life is like on an aircraft carrier at sea.

NTB Trans-Am Series
This diary of a visit to an aircraft carrier provides details about what life is like on an aircraft carrier.


Hutton, Donald B. Guide to Military Careers. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1998.

This book provides a general guide to careers in the military.

Ostrow, Scott. Everything You Need to Score High on the ASVAB. Seventeenth ed. Denver, CO: Arco Publishers, Inc., 2001.

This guide contains tips on taking the ASVAB exam and includes practice tests.

Ostrow, Scott. A Guide to Joining the Military. Lawrenceville, NJ: Thomson Learning, 2000.

This book provides information that will help you to decide if a career in the military is right for you.

Roza, Greg. Choosing a Career in the Military. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2001.

Learn whether a career in the military is right for you in this overview.

United States Department of Defense, compiler. America's Top Military Careers. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, Inc., 2000.

Detailed information about most of the careers offered in the military can be found in this book.

Wood, Danielle. The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College. New York: Regan Books, 2000.

This book includes a chapter on careers in the military and covers other alternatives to college.


“Aircraft Carrier”
A NOVA television program from PBS that shows what life is like on the aircraft carrier USS Independence. To order call 1-800-949-8670, ext. 498

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