ROTC

In a training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, Army ROTC cadets practice ambushing opposing forces.
Lindsay Grant / U.S. Army

Like many college classes, ROTC training is mostly online because of the pandemic. But some cadets have resumed limited in-person training.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Mo Bolduc shows the display of ribbons and flags that adorn the JROTC room and computer lab at his Florida high school.
Bobbie O'Brien / American Homefront

Family traditions and popular culture are among the things that motivate today's teenagers to join the armed forces.