The United States Armed Forces consists of the 5 armed service branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, plus 3 general types: active duty, reserve & guard, and veterans and retirees.

The United States Armed Forces founded on June 14, 1775.

The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief, who is responsible for all final decisions. The Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) has control over the military and each branch – except the Coast Guard, which is under the Dept. of Homeland Security. With over 2 million civilian and military employees, the DoD is the world’s largest “company.” Learn more

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3D is a New Technology Myth

3D was invented in 1838, predating photographs. Stereoscopic cameras were popular in WWII, and many 3D images and videos remain intact today.

The Sensorama Was the First VR Device Fact

The Sensorama (1962) can be considered the first Virtual Reality device, it was a head-mounted display that played 3D film accompanied by sound, moving air, and aromas to create a virtual sensory environment.