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Military Branch Representative Visits- 2024

The following branches of the Military visit West Chicago Community High School on their assigned day each month. They set up in the cafeteria (Commons). The recruiters are at their display tables and students are welcome to talk to them at their will during their scheduled lunch time.

Air Force Second Wednesday every other month
Army First Thursday of every month
Coast Guard Third Wednesday of every month
Marines Last Thursday of every month
National Guard Second Tuesday of every month
Navy First Thursday of every month

Joining - Research and Planning

When it comes to learning about the Military, knowing where to start your research may seem daunting. The first steps to considering service include understanding the Military's basic entrance requirements, exploring the different Service branches and deciding between enlisted and officer career paths.

Training - Basic and Advanced

After a recruit decides to join the Military, they begin the training phase of service. During this time, they acquire the skills they need to be fully prepared for the beginning of their careers. In this section, discover the differences in training between enlisted and officers, learn about advanced training and more.

Working - Careers and Pay

Jobs in the Military vary in type of work and responsibility, yet each is essential to accomplishing the overall mission of defending our country. In this section, explore the different types of career opportunities available to service members, learn about the compensation they can expect to receive, find out how to transfer careers to the civilian sector and more.

Living - Benefits and Family

The Military offers a great balance between work and personal life. In fact, service members enjoy many opportunities to relax with their friends and family, including 30 days of paid vacation a year. In this section, learn about social life in the Military, housing, education support, health insurance, free travel and more.