National Guard

Confidently navigate life in the National Guard, and find the support you need as you serve home and country. From financial counseling to family relationships, you can access resources as you serve your country in the guard. These pages help you and your family locate services at the state and unit level, and take advantage of valuable federal benefits and programs.


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How to Build a Community Force

Whether you want to create a new community force, join one or improve the community force in your state, you can find what you need to take action.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Which employers are covered by USERRA? Read on for answers to the most common questions about employment rights and how to manage your National Guard career without jeopardizing your job.

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Returning to Work After You Serve

Your experiences in service as a National Guard member may change you in ways you might not recognize until you are back in your workplace environment. With awareness and preparation, you can ease your way back into the workplace.

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How to Keep Your Civilian Boss on Your Side

Don’t take your employer’s support for granted. Keep your boss informed about what you do in the military and when you do it. Let your boss know the vital mission that is supported by your participation in the National Guard or reserve.

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The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides that an employer must give you time off to perform military service and reemploy you following the service with status, seniority and rate of pay as though you never left.


Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.