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Earning a prestigious degree for free

See how the Army Reserve helped Captain Sandra Altamirano get into USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism — and come out with zero student loans.

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  • Becoming A Golden Knight

    SGT Laura Detweiler explains her road to joining Army's amazing aerial team.

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  • Drill Sergeant Creed

    Two drill sergeants talk proudly of their crucial role in instilling pride, conf...

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  • Drill Sergeant Marcos Madrazo

    Two drill sergeants talk proudly of their crucial role in instilling pride, conf...

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  • Drill Sergeant Donta Jones

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    Drill Sergeant Donta Jones
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  • Drill Sergeant Diana Ulloa

    Two drill sergeants talk proudly of their crucial role in instilling pride, conf...

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    Drill Sergeant Diana Ulloa
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  • Drill Sergeant Jason Harrison

    Two drill sergeants talk proudly of their crucial role in instilling pride, conf...

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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 1

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Will Buchanan & Thaddeus Moss
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    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 12

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 - AAB Webisode 12
  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 4

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 5

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 6

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Will Buchanan & Thaddeus Moss
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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 7

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    2011 - AAB Webisode 7
  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 8

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Will Buchanan & Thaddeus Moss
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  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 9

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
    2011 - AAB Webisode 9
  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 10

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Will Buchanan & Thaddeus Moss
    2011 - AAB Webisode 10
  • 2011 - AAB Webisode 11

    2011 US Army All-American Bowl.

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    Tony Morales
    2011 - AAB Webisode 11
  • 2012 - AAB Webisode 1

    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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  • 2012 - AAB Webisode 6

    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2012 - AAB Webisode 10
  • 2013 AAB Webisode 1

    2013 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 1
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 2

    2013 US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 2
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 3

    2013 Band Day 1 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 3
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 12

    2013 Football Day 5 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 12
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 4

    2013 Football Day 1 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 4
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 5

    2013 Band Day 2 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 5
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 6

    2013 Football Day 2 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 6
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    2013 Band Day 3 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 7
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    2013 Football Day 3 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 8
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 9

    2013 Band Day 4 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 9
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 10

    2013 Football Day 4 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 10
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  • 2013 AAB Webisode 11

    2013 Band Day 5 - US Army All-American Bowl

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    2013 AAB Webisode 11
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  • All-American Bowl History

    History of the All-American Bowl.

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    All-American Bowl History
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  • U.S. Army All American Bowl Hall of Fame

    The U.S. Army - Pro Football Hall of Fame - Award for Excellence Program

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  • U.S. Army STEM Experience

    Rise to the challenge in this fast-moving scenario where your knowledge and prob...

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 1:

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 2:

    42 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 3:

    Soldiers operate the standard issue M4 Carbine. This is a warrior skill: Shoot, ...

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 4:

    Soldiers perform an aerial jump from 1,500 feet, attempting to land in a target ...

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 5:

    With very little sleep or none at all, operating in extreme climate conditions, ...

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 7:

    Under physical conditions of stress, rangers must effectively fire five differen...

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 8:

    26 obstacles spread over 2,000 meters make this one of the most difficult obstac...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Darby Queen - Ep. 8

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 9:

    Construct a poncho raft containing rucksacks and M4’s, then jump out of a UH-60 ...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 9

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  • 2010 - EPISODE 10:

    Rangers must run an unknown distance while carrying an M4. Team members must sta...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 10

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  • 2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

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    2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE
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  • 2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN

    49 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

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    2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN
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  • 2009 EPISODE 3 of 12: THE DARBY QUEEN

    Soldiers tackle one of the most difficult obstacle courses -- the Darby Queen.

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  • 2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT

    In the final two events Soldiers will have to canoe down a river then complete t...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Canoe - Ep. 12

    2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT
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  • 2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP

    With more than 160 pounds of equipment on their backs, competitors race to see w...

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    2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP
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  • 2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE

    Sharp shooting skills are put to the test as Soldiers will have to complete thre...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Machine Gun Range - Ep. 5

    2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE
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  • 2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT

    Soldiers must move as a team through six designated firing positions and engage ...

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    2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT
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  • 2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH

    Soldiers must conduct a foot march at night for an unknown distance while carryi...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Foot March - Ep. 7

    2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH
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  • 2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER

    The Ranger's medical First-Responder skill will be tested with the downed pilot ...

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    2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER
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  • 2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER

    Ranger teams will test their basic climbing skills, mountaineering, overcoming o...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Tri-Tower - Ep. 9

    2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER
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  • 2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM

    With a 60-pound rucksack on their backs, Soldiers will perform a Helocast, then ...

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 10

    2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM
    04:42
  • 2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST

    Soldiers will have to overcome their fears to conquer the Water Confidence Test.

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    TAGS: Best Ranger Water Confidence - Ep. 11

    2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST
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  • Episode 4:

    See what an elite Army skydiver has in common with a professional base jumper.

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    TAGS: Airborne School 11X

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  • U.S. Army Parachute Team / Professional Base Jumper

    Drop in on an elite Army skydiver and a professional base jumper sharing their t...

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    U.S. Army Parachute Team / Professional Base Jumper
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Earning a prestigious degree for free

See how the Army Reserve helped Captain Sandra Altamirano get into USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism — and come out with zero student loans.

INTRO: FADE IN: Music OPEN ON: CPT Sandra Lee Altamirano in uniform, talking to camera: CPT ALTAMIRANO I’m Captain Sandra Lee Altamirano. I’m a Broadcast Operations Officer in the Army Reserve. GRAPHIC: CPT Sandra Lee Altamirano, Broadcast Operations Officer, Reserve location CPT Altamirano shares about why she decided to join Army Reserve. Explains how the career offerings were unexpected. In fact, she found the Army offered the job she was looking for. CUT TO: Voiceover of her describing her initial MOS and her current career. Close up of examples of the work CPT Altamirano creates. Jump cuts to graphics, videos with logo of The Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network on a TV screen, etc. Voiceover of CPT Altamirano explaining how her work fulfills her creative aspirations, and what goes into production of projects for The Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network. CUT TO: Her team working on a project (e.g. shooting a video game at the Patton Reserve Center). She is giving orders, managing the process and giving encouragement to team. Voiceover of CPT Altamirano discussing why she finds her job so rewarding. Capture discussion. CUT TO INTERVIEW: CPT Altamirano speaks about the opportunities the Army Reserve has provided— especially how her prior Army experience helped her get into USC. And the Army paid for her to attend one of the most prestigious schools in the country. CUT TO: As voiceover continues, we see CPT Altamirano at Annenberg School for Journalism and walking through USC campus. She also touches on how experiences in Iraq affected her experience at USC.   CUT TO: Video of Saddam Hussein capture announcement. Voiceover of CPT Altamirano telling a highlight was working the camera at that news conference. CUT TO: INTERVIEW: CPT Altamirano explaining how much the Army Reserve has given her. In fact, she enjoying being in the Army so much, her civilian job is working for the Army. CUT TO: Voiceover continues as we see CPT Altamirano at her civilian job. CPT Altamirano talks about her “other job” and discusses her responsibilities as a Staff Operations and Training Specialist. CUT TO: CPT Altamirano talking and assisting a Soldier. She talks about her leadership relationship with her Soldiers. Capture discussion. CUT TO: INTERVIEW: CPT Altamirano talks about how the Army Reserve has helped her accomplish her goals. CUT TO: CPT Altamirano at her home, riding motorcycle with husband. Voiceover about all she’s achieved and gain (e.g. degree, house) without any financial hardships. CUT TO: CPT Altamirano and husband in house or getting ready to ride their motorcycles. Voiceover telling how the Army Reserve allows her to have a fulfilling life. CUT TO: Close up of CPT Altamirano in her Army uniform, sharing her final thoughts on why she recommends the Army Reserve. CUT TO: Voiceover continues as CPT Altamirano and her husband riding into the sunset on motorcycles.
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