The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you.
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RESPONDING TO THREATS AT HOME AND ABROAD: The Army National Guard serves in more than 2,000 communities across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
MISSION: The Army National Guard has a unique dual mission. Domestically, it serves at a state level to protect communities here at home. The Guard’s federal mission is to support active duty military forces in responding to threats abroad and humanitarian disasters.
CITIZEN SOLDIERS: Typically, Guard Soldiers live with their families in their homes, rather than on a military base. Service is part-time, allowing Army National Guard Soldiers to pursue their educational and civilian career goals. At a minimum, you would train one weekend a month and two weeks a year.
OVER 150 JOBS. ALL WITH PURPOSE: As an Army National Guard Soldier, you can choose from more than 150 military jobs, including ones in public affairs, transportation, law enforcement, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.