When you think about people who work to conserve and protect nature, military personnel and organizations probably aren't at the top of your list.
But we found five military service members - one from each branch, and the Coast Guard - who honor their nation and nature. These service members prove that the military and nature can - and do - intersect.
You can also learn about how the Department of the Defense and The Nature Conservancy are working together to save lands and waters across the United States.
Thomas Fouke was an officer and a supporter of The Nature Conservancy before he made the ultimate sacrifice while training with the Navy.
Brian is a veteran of the Marines and is running the Marine Corps Marathon to support Team Nature.
Nature is a priority for the Coast Guard, and for Rich, who is running the Marine Corps Marathon for Team Nature.
Ardent outdoorsman and Army Infantry Captain, Headley is running the Marine Corps Marathon for Team Nature.
Ashlie is a major in the Air Force Reserve and spends much of her free time in the Colorado wilderness.