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Army National Guard

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Military
Overview

The Army National Guard (ARNG) is one component of The Army (which consists of the Active Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.) The Army National Guard is composed primarily of traditional Guardsmen -- civilians who serve their country, state and community on a part-time basis (usually one weekend each month and two weeks during the summer.) Each state, most territories and the District of Columbia has its own National Guard, as provided for by the Constitution of the United States.


The National Guard has a unique dual mission that consists of both Federal and State roles. For state missions, the governor, through the state Adjutant General, commands Guard forces. The governor can call the National Guard into action during local or statewide emergencies, such as storms, fires, earthquakes or civil disturbances. 

Vision and Mission

Vision
To become the central resource for States, Soldiers and their families in providing responsive, innovative Soldier Support.

Mission
Partner with States, as well as internal and external agencies, to develop and deliver responsive, quality support services for Soldiers.

Contact Us

The National Guard Bureau
111 S. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22204

The Army National Guard Readiness Center
111 S. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22204