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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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  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • Making the Right Decision-2

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about how he was before joining the army - quiet, video ge...

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    Making the Right Decision-2
    01:42
  • SGT Katherine Butterfield

    Katherine talks about the importance of keeping the lines of communication open ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Signal Support Systems Radio Mechanic

    SGT Katherine Butterfield
    01:02
  • Our Daughter, the Superhero

    SPC Shannon Lee Hosmer Davis talks about her experience when joining, talking to...

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    Our Daughter, the Superhero
    02:00
  • Our Daugher, the Superhero-2

    Parents of SPC Shannon Lee Hosmer Davis talk about their daughter as a child - a...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Our Daugher, the Superhero-2
    01:34
  • Tanya Forbes

    Tanya Forbes talk about how she feels the Army was the best thing for her son Jo...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Education

    Tanya Forbes
    00:46
  • SPC Alysha Ford

    See how the Army has helped Alysha and her entire family become Army Strong.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Aviation 09W

    SPC Alysha Ford
    0:45
  • An Education in Benefits

    SPC Antoine Grimes describes a day of life on post: 9-5 day, have time to spend ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    An Education in Benefits
    00:39
  • Heading in the Right Direction

    SPC Antoine Grimes talks reasons for joining and mother supports him - joining w...

    CATEGORY: Parents

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    Heading in the Right Direction
    00:43
  • Gaining Experience

    Mother SPC Antoine Grimes concerned about son when he graduated high school. Mot...

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    Gaining Experience
    00:40
  • Pvt Jonathan Hughes

    Mother of PV2, Jonathan Hughes talks about his childhood - mischievous, spoiled....

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    Pvt Jonathan Hughes
    01:32
  • Pvt Jonathan Hughes-2

    Mother of PV2, Jonathan Hughes talks about - how he has matured, concerned about...

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    Pvt Jonathan Hughes-2
    01:31
  • Tracey Lyons

    See how Tracey gains valuable medical experience while taking care of Soldiers, ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: EMT Medical Corps

    Tracey Lyons
    00:37
  • Ssg John Martin

    SSG John Martin talks about leaving for next deployment the day after returning ...

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    Ssg John Martin
    00:34
  • Ssg John Martin

    Mother of SSG John Martin - describes he had always wanted to be a soldier as a ...

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    Ssg John Martin
    00:41
  • Ssg John Martin

    "SSG John Martin. Family supportive. Each deployment is very different, very un...

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    Ssg John Martin
    00:44
  • SGT Holly Princevalle

    Holly talks about why she chose to join the Army and how it affected her parents...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Vehicle Mechanic

    SGT Holly Princevalle
    00:49
  • Spc Jodie Wood

    SPC Jodie Wood - parents talk about the experience at Basic Training graduation,...

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    Spc Jodie Wood
    00:50
  • Spc Jodie Wood

    SPC Jodie Wood - parents talks about the of person their daughter is and how it ...

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    Spc Jodie Wood
    00:48
  • Spc Jodie Wood

    SPC Jodie Wood - parents and Jodie talk about their strong communication, letter...

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    Spc Jodie Wood
    00:56
  • CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident

    Captain, Cerar talks about role/experience/benefits - Endodontic Resident. Discu...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    CPT Christine Cerar Endodontic Resident
    1:47
  • Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)

    Major, Pawlowicz talks about role/experience/benefits - General Dentist (Reserv...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Dentist Army Healthcare

    Major Michele Pawlowicz - General Dentist (Reserve)
    00:59
  • Family and Community

    Several members of the Army Medical team and one spouse comment on what it is li...

    Family and Community
    02:00
  • Yale Graduate

    Capt. Jocelyn Figueroa Blackwell, Family Physician (HPSP) - talks about role/exp...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Army Healthcare

    Yale Graduate
    01:17
  • Family Man: A Family Medicine Physician on the Army Healthcare Team

    As a family physician and AMEDD officer on the U.S. Army healthcare team, Lt. Co...

    TAGS: family man family physician army physician amedd officer family medicine physician

    Family Man: A Family Medicine Physician on the Army Healthcare Team
    02:15
  • Cars, Golf and Pathology

    Lt. Col. John Hunnicutt fulfills his love of science and desire to help Soldiers...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Medical Corps

    Cars, Golf and Pathology
    01:39
  • Variety & Diversity

    Maj. Jonathan Craig Taylor, Family Physician talks about role/experience/benefit...

    CATEGORY: Medicine Featured

    TAGS: Family Practice Medical Corps

    Army Officer
    Variety & Diversity
    01:34
  • My Story

    LTC Hustead describes what it means to him to be part of a team of professionals...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Family Practice Medical Corps

    LTC Thomas Hustead, M. D. - Family Physician
    My Story
    04:22
  • Major Nouansy Wilton, M.D.

    Major Wilton is very inspired by how many women are in leadership roles in the A...

    Major Nouansy Wilton, M.D.
    02:00
  • Captain Kevin Gormley - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Captain KEVIN GORMLEY, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner talks about role/experienc...

    CATEGORY: Medicine

    TAGS: Nurse Medical Corps

    Captain Kevin Gormley - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    01:45
  • Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse

    Captain Samuel Sama, Critical Care Nurse talks about role/experience/benefits - ...

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    Captain Samuel Sama - Critical Care Nurse
    01:28
  • Being a member of the West Point family

    Hear Cadet Gabra Perez explain the academic and leadership training she received...

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    TAGS: West Point Officership Education Training scholarships

    Being a member of the West Point family
    01:24
  • Inside the Band

    Soldier's talk about the friendships they develop.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Inside the Band
    00:44
  • Racing Episode 7

    The support of friends and family's makes for a better soldier and racer.

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 7 - A Team of Friends and Family
    Racing Episode 7
  • Benefits Overview

    Learn more about the benefits you'll receive in the Army.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Army Healthcare Benefits

    Benefits overview
    Benefits Overview
    02:08
  • INTRO

    “Straight From Basic Training” follows a unit through its training, giving you a...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life Featured

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    Chin ups
    INTRO
    01:23
  • WEBISODE 10

    Final inspection, family day and graduation—the trainees are now soldiers and pr...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 10
    01:13
  • WEBISODE 10

    Final inspection, family day and graduation—the trainees are now soldiers and pr...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 10
    01:13
  • PRIVATE CLIFFORD BROWN

    Private Clifford Brown answers Tye from hills, Michigan who asks; "Is there anyw...

    PRIVATE CLIFFORD BROWN
  • PRIVATE ALICIA MARTEL

    Private Alicia Martel answers Rebecca from Circleville, Ohio who asks; "What it ...

    PRIVATE ALICIA MARTEL
  • PRIVATE DAY

    Private Day answers Cody from Omaha, Nebraska who asks; "How do you stay in touc...

    PRIVATE DAY
  • Private Scott Schaurer

    Private Scott Schaurer answers Mark from Riley, Texas who asks; "What is it like...

    Private Ryan Scharbarth
    Private Scott Schaurer
  • Private First Class Rosa Mercado

    Private First Class Rosa Mercado answers David from Clermont who asks; "How many...

    Private First Class Rosa Mercado
    Private First Class Rosa Mercado
  • Private First Class Erin Elder

    Private First Class Erin Elder answers Jay from Tinian, Montana who asks: "What ...

    Private First Class Erin Elder
    Private First Class Erin Elder
  • Private Anthony Iacono

    Private Anthony Iacono answers Jacob from East Aurora, New York who asks; "Do yo...

    Private Anthony Iacono
    Private Anthony Iacono
  • Private Craig Miller

    Private Craig Miller answers Amy from Durham, North Carolina who asks; "How much...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    Private Miller
    Private Craig Miller
  • PRIVATE PORTER

    Private Porter answers Cody from Omaha, Nebraska who asks; "How do you stay in t...

    PRIVATE PORTER
  • PRIVATE RYAN PEAIRS

    Private Ryan Peairs answers Alonzo from Erie, Pennsylvania who ask; "How often d...

    PRIVATE RYAN PEAIRS
  • CAPTAIN JASON SANCHEZ

    Captain Jason Sanchez answers Megan from Lincoln Nebraska who asks; "If there is...

    CAPTAIN JASON SANCHEZ
  • PRIVATE ANTHONY CALDWELL

    Private Anthony Caldwell answers Mike from Vineland, New Jersey who asks; "I'm m...

    PRIVATE ANTHONY CALDWELL
  • PRIVATE MONGE

    Private Monge answers Alonzo from Erie, Pennsylvania who asks; "How often do you...

    PRIVATE MONGE
  • PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LUKE SANTONE

    Private First Class Luke Santone answers Joe from Rockford, Illinois who asks; "...

    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LUKE SANTONE
  • PRIVATE SECOND CLASS ERIC WEBB

    Private Second Class Eric Webb answers Mike from Vineland, New Jersey who asks; ...

    PRIVATE SECOND CLASS ERIC WEBB
  • PRIVATE JACKSON

    Private Jackson answers Michael from North Carolina who asks; "What time do you ...

    PRIVATE JACKSON
  • A Strong Family

    John Paul’s parents and ROTC superiors discuss how the Army ROTC program incorpo...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Family

    A Strong Family
    01:09
  • Becoming A Leader

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - Being in RO...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Becoming A Leader
    01:43
  • 2LT Travis Street

    Kay Street was initially worried when Travis enrolled in ROTC but supported his ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    2LT Travis Street
    2:24
  • 2 LT Travis Street

    Travis forms a special bond with Master Sgt (MSG) Martin Celestine who helps him...

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    TAGS: Parents Family

    2 LT Travis Street
    02:28
  • 2LT Travis Street

    Travis is commissioned as an Army Officer and becomes a stronger person in the p...

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    2LT Travis Street
    02:28
  • 2LT Travis Street

    Travis' mother inspires him to work hard and pursue his dreams.

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    2LT Travis Street
    02:02
  • COMMUNITY + SECURITY

    Melissa Glasspoole talks about the sense of community she and her husband share ...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Family Military Community

    COMMUNITY + SECURITY
    01:05
  • CLOSE TO HOME

    The Glasspooles talk about the conveniences of having hospitals, shopping center...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Family

    CLOSE TO HOME
    01:10
  • SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

    Horseback riding, basketball and golfing are just a few of the things your famil...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Family Military Community

    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
    01:13
  • Army Families are Army Strong

    Video makes a point that the families of soldiers are an important asset to the ...

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Military Community Family

    Army Families are Army Strong
    03:26
  • Army Family Covenant

    This video talks about families and the Army community.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Family Family Community

    Army Family Covenant
    00:30
  • U.S. Army Barracks

    One soldier gives a tour of the living quarters: kitchen, bedroom, laundry room,...

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Military Gear Army Life

    U.S. Army Barracks
    02:24
  • Enlisted Army Housing

    A Soldier welcomes us into his home, introduces us to his wife, and then takes u...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Post Housing Army Family

    Enlisted Army Housing
    02:22
  • Officer Army Housing

    A Soldier welcomes us into his home, introduces us to his wife, and then takes u...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Post Housing Army Family

    Officer Army Housing
    02:36
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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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