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Is the national guard....

part of the military? When you join the guard are you "in the military"? or you just a civilian surving your community?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • Yes it's part of the military, and it's not just the Army National Guard there's the Air National Guard as well (part of the Air Force). You serve your country as well as help your community in times of need. You are no longer just a civilian- you belong to the military. You go through Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT for the Army) or Technincal School (for the Air Force) just like everybody else. Your chances of getting deployed are usually just as great if not greater being with the Army National Guard as someone who is on Active Duty. If it's something you're considering I'd find someone who is actually in the National Guard to talk to- don't just take a recruiter's word for everything. Get all the info. you can before enlisting.

    Answer by princesspalace at 10:39 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • it's part of the military, it's the Army National Guard.

    Answer by smnice at 8:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • yup it is the military

    Answer by ZaTa at 8:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • your still in the military, you have to go to bootcamp, and you can still be shipped out to iraq. Your not just helping with your community, your still part of the military, your just not quite as active in the military as the other groups.

    Answer by FinleyFirst at 8:13 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • it is part of the military and you can be deployed

    Answer by Julia0331 at 8:30 PM on Feb. 4, 2009