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    I just enlisted back into the National Guard after an 8+ year break in service. If any prior service has any questions about coming back in feel free to ask me. If I can help from my experience I will, if not I can find some one who can. Side note: do not ask me about re codes and what if's, that is a recruiters job and chance.

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    how does it feel?

    what was your MOS when you got out? and what is it now?

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      Congrats. I got back into the Guard after a 7 year break 15 years ago. How long to retirement?

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        @ Chief, I have about 9 years until the 20 mark.
        @ Momo, 11B then, 11B now. (I am DM trained but my eyes are not what they were!) I never really felt that I left, and then I felt guilty for not being there when my buddies deployed on other missions. I feel good, humble, and inspired.

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          Did you have to go to any training when you got back in? I've just started talking to a recruiter about coming back in the Army Guard. I'm 47 and have 11 years prior service in the Army Guard as a 95B/11A. The recruiter said that I would have to go to Little Rock where there is a National Guard training center.

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            No, I did not have to do any training. I basically said it was a deal breaker if I had to. However, you have been out longer than I was in. There may be a 'time' factor that I am not aware of.

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              I reenlisted after a 14 year break in service and did not have to attend any sort of training. I just had to report to the armory to in-process. I did a 2 year enlistment....due to the "try for 1 year" program having been phased out. So far so good. Thus far the monthly drills have not affected my civilian job which was a slight concern I had.

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                Thanks for the information. I'm just waiting on my recruiter to schedule my MEPS appointment. I would like to get that over with and get right back to it at the October or November drill.

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                • #9
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                  Just curious what state your in and if you had to have any waivers

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                  • #10
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                    I came back in '07 after a 13 year break in service. I came over from the Air Force/Air Guard so the Army Guard sent me to the Warrior Transition Course down in Ft. Sill. I just received my retirement orders with 21 plus years of service. I am so happy I did this.

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                      Originally posted by mayo View Post
                      I came back in '07 after a 13 year break in service. I came over from the Air Force/Air Guard so the Army Guard sent me to the Warrior Transition Course down in Ft. Sill. I just received my retirement orders with 21 plus years of service. I am so happy I did this.
                      Good for you. Since I am on active duty after leaving the Guard, the question comes up frequently on how many years of service I have. I say I have 23 years for pay but am heading towards 15 years of active duty service; you get that "Oh" response, as if my time in the Reserve and Guard was non-existent or not real. My current contract has me locked down until the beginning of 2015 where I will be considered INDEF but it probably not be wise to resign when I will be so close to 20 years of active service and an immediate pension compared to grey-area retire. But they do not understand, that at the current time, I have earned a retirement at 60 and could get the blue ID card in 16 months.

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