The military, also called the armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. The task of the armed forces is usually defined as defense of the state and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state.

The military may also have additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within a society. The Including the promotion of a political agenda, protecting corporate economic interests, internal population control, construction, emergency services, social ceremonies, and guarding important areas. The armed forces can also function as a discrete subculture within a larger civil society. Created through the development of separate infrastructures. Also, may include housing, schools, utilities, food production and banking.

Celebrating & Honoring our Military

Members of our Armed Forces and their families serve and sacrifice every day for the safety and well-being of our nation and citizens. In 1999, May was designated National Military Appreciation Month by an Act of Congress. This provides Americans the opportunity to demonstrate their gratitude and appreciation to our Service men and women, both past and present.