What You Get.
The demands are great. So are the benefits.
Only the National Guard allows you to earn rewards for serving your country while maintaining your civilian life. Whatever Guard career path you choose, you'll find a wide range of benefits waiting for you.View Benefits View Education Share
What you make of your own life is ultimately up to you.
Though every Guard Soldier is different, all share some important qualities. Each has chosen a path that benefits others, yet also offers amazing benefits for the Soldiers themselves. Job training, financial assistance for education and great pay are just a few of the rewards you’ll earn in the National Guard. What you make of them—and what you make of your own life—is ultimately up to you.
Explore the Soldier Stories section below to hear real Guard Soldiers speak of difficulty, triumph and inspiration. These are people who chose to make more of themselves, and more of their lives. Maybe the next Soldier story will be yours.