The keepers of the dream.

This is a message to anyone who ever believed they could be something great when they grow up. It’s an invitation to the future deliverers of promise and agents of change. To all who want to better themselves and the world around them by taking a path with purpose and being a part of something bigger. Join the heroes who have taken the vow to rebuild the broken and defend the good. Welcome to the greatest cause of your lifetime. Your own.

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Basic Info

Dual Mission

With the dual mission to protect community and country, the Guard is always on call. Ready to respond with force and efficiency, at home or abroad.


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.

The Guard Experience