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Joining the Guard & Reserves

Combine the benefits of military life with civilian life by joining the National Guard or reserves.

Joining the National Guard or reserves is a great way to combine the benefits of military life with civilian life. Reserve duty can also lead to military retirement after 20 years of combined active and reserve duty.

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Joint Services Support for the National Guard

Military OneSource now features additional information about the resources and programs available to the National Guard and their immediate family at the state and unit level, as well as how to make the most of federal benefits and resources provided for all service members.

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Military OneSource Services for Joining the Guard & Reserves

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