Updated March 2017

THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES


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Fill in the missing words from the Word List

In 1950 ____________ President Truman __________ the 3rd __________ in May to be __________ Forces _________. November 11 is ____________ Day and honors everyone who has served in a branch of the armed forces.

The Army is the _____________branch of the service. It was ______________ in 1775 during the Revolutionary War and called the _______________Army. There has been a __________States Army ever since.

About the same time, 4 __________ were outfitted to protect the colonies. This service was called the __________of the Colonies. It became the Navy Department in 1798.

Marines also fought in the Revolutionary _________and were called the Continental _______________. The Marine __________was established in 1798. They are ready to fight anywhere on short notice - on the ____________, on the _________, and in the air.

After the ___________________War, several boats were outfitted to _________ the new country from _______________. This service was called the Revenue-Marine and became the __________ Guard in 1915. During __________it is part of the Treasury __________and during wartime it is part of the Navy.

In 1907 the Army set up an ____________ Division. During World War II it was called the ______________ Air Corps. The Air Force was established in 1947 and is the ___________branch of the __________.

WORD LIST

pirates.....oldest.....proclaimed.....United.....peacetime
land.....Armed.....branches.....President.....sea
Revolutionary.....ships.....service.....youngest....Veterans
Marines.....peacetime.....Department.....Corps.....War
Aeronautical.....Continental.....Navy.....protect
Army.....established.....Coast.....Day.....Saturday

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