Posted on Dec 13, 2015
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WOW! Happy birthday Army National Guard. For those of you who are in, or have been in, the Army national guard, congratulations. I don't if you knew, but you turned 379 years old.
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Without a doubt the oldest of the United states Military branches, the US Army National Guard celebrates its birthday on December 13th where it turns 379 years old.

The United States National Guard, which works as part of the reserve components of the US Armed Forces, functions as a reserve military force, comprised of National Guard military members or military units from each state within the United States to include the territories of Guam, Virgin Islands, and of the island of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, which comes to a total of 54 separate organizations. Of interesting note is that all members of the National Guard of the US are also considered members of the militia of the United States where it is defined by 10 U.S.C. § 311. The command of the National Guard units are under both the dual control of the state and the federal government.

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I can say that I have had a great experience with the National Guard. I have done a bit of just about everything in it. From being an NCOIC of a Paintball Team, Mech Infantry Squad Leader, and even being in an Airborne Unit. I am not too sure what else is next but I will sure enjoy it.
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POTUS maybe? Thank you for all your service CPT (Join to see). You're a great example of an officer.
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Served AD and then Guard, been doing it for a long time. Seen a lot of changes in the past 15 years and most have been positive. Looking forward to see what's in stir the next few year! Happy B Day Gaurd
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Thank you for all your years of service 1SG (Join to see).
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They knew the terrain, had longer ranged muskets, and were good at asymmetric warfare.
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MAJ (Join to see), Hard to believe it's been 379 years. We had. A couple of NG's go through basic with us. They were good soldiers. I think they both went RA before or right after finishing basic.
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Got to love soldiers who try their best because it is the right thing to do, and the posture of the army is depending on them.
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