Fall 2013 Cover
The military’s primary mission is to protect and defend against enemies, both foreign and domestic. Even so, there’s room for some relationship building. Each year, the military reaches out to nations that might benefit from civic missions or military training. In the process, troops become American ambassadors dispelling myths about Americans and planting the seeds for deeper ties between countries. In this issue, On Patrol highlights the noncombat side of the military and how it works with the State Department to affect significant, positive change in areas across the globe.