Take a path with purpose
Be part of something bigger than yourself.
Is more than just a job. As a Guard Soldier, you'll respond when disaster strikes at home. You'll also answer the call when your country needs
you around the world. This is our unique dual mission–serving both community and country.
Make it your mission today.
A strong military is created one way.
After a recruit decides to join the Military, they begin the training phase of service. During this time, they acquire the skills they need to be fully prepared for the beginning of their careers. In this section, discover the differences in training between enlisted and officers, learn about advanced training and more.
Our Today's Military overview pages show the various stages of a military career, from the joining process to training, working and taking advantage of military benefits. Continue your journey below.
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Choose a path with purpose
In the Guard, you control where your career takes you. Use this tool to not miss the possibilities.
Called To Serve
Service members explain what service means to them as well as their proudest moments.
Get an inside look at the lives of those who serve
Life as a service member
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Lifestyle & Benefits
You'll enjoy a rich and rewarding blend of career and lifestyle opportunities, plus fulfilling, well-paid work, job security, and numerous benefits.
Find flexibility in the way you can serve
People who join the full-time Navy, Army or Air Force are commonly expected to work on a full-time basis. However has flexible work arrangements available such as the ability to work from home, work from another location or work outside your normal core hours.
With approval from your respective Service (Navy, Army or Air Force) and subject to service capability requirements, you may be able to work part-time to suit your current situation. Applications will only be considered after completion of recruit and Initial Employment Training, which will be several months after appointment.
Military Assistance Donations
Exhausted military families need our help more than ever. Help us continue our mission of strengthening our nation’s families through programs designed to encourage healing, reduce challenges, and overcome obstacles together.
Fill out this form and a Guard recruiter will contact you to answer all of your questions.
Get the conversation started, with no obligations on your part.