The US Department of the Army has its marching orders. One of the three military departments (along with the Air Force and Navy) of the US Department of Defense, the Army provides ground-based military forces to deter and fight wars and protect the security of the US. The army has more than 675,000 soldiers, including active duty soldiers (nearly 75%) and reservists (Army National Guard and Army Reserves). Army personnel are deployed in about 80 countries. The Army operates about 40 forts throughout the US and has bases in Africa, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and South Korea.
America’s Navy is the most versatile branch of the military, forging defense on land, in the air, and at sea. With opportunities across the globe and a commitment to serve the greater good, the Navy offers a life of fulfillment, advancement, and innovation to every Sailor.
To be a marine, you gotta have faith. The United States Marine Corps' motto, Semper Fidelis, Latin for always faithful, reflects service members' dedication to each other, their corps, and their country. The Marine Corps has two missions: make Marines and win battles. The military branch operates artillery, aviation, expeditionary, and infantry units. It has four divisions and works out of about 35 bases and stations in the US and Japan. It is the smallest of the military branches with just more than 202,000 active duty personnel and some 40,000 reservists. The Marine Corps traces its roots to the American Revolution and 1775, when the Continental Marines was formed.
VA offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced, integrated health care system in the United States. We serve more than 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health system and operate more than 1,200 care sites, including 170 medical centers and more than 1,070 outpatient clinics, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Currently, more than 322,000 full-time health care professionals and support staff work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver patient services daily. VA’s patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals — from elderly World War II Veterans to younger heroes who served in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of female Veterans, who currently account for 7% of the total Veteran population.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
At the US Bureau of the Census, people count. The Census Bureau is in the business of recording almost everything about the nation's citizens. As a division of the US Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau crunches and publishes statistical information collected every 10 years about the nation's economy, geography, and people, including housing statistics, community profiles, and education data. Known for tomes such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States, much of the agency's data is also available through its online product, American FactFinder, which also provides links to US and world population clocks.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ready to help Americans pay their taxes, whether they want to or not. A bureau in the Department of the Treasury, the IRS is responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement in its numerous forms. The agency collects 93% of the revenues that fund the US federal government. With an annual budget of about $13.6 billion, the IRS strives to fulfill its mission by helping taxpayers understand their obligations and by consistently and fairly enforcing tax laws. The agency is structured into four primary divisions: Wage and Investment, Large and International Business, Small Business and Self-Employed, and Tax-Exempt and Government Entities.