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The National Guard of the United States, part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces, is a reserve military force, composed of National Guard military members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, of the Virgin Islands, and of Puerto Rico, as well as of the District of Columbia, for a total of 54 separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United States are also members of the militia of the United States as defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state and the federal government.
The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold a civilian job full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member. These part-time guardsmen are augmented by a full-time cadre of Active Guard & Reserve (AGR) personnel in both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard, plus Army Reserve Technicians in the Army National Guard and Air Reserve Technicians (ART) in the Air National Guard.
The National Guard is a joint activity of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) composed of reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force: the Army National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard of the United States respectively.
Local militias were formed from the earliest English colonization of the Americas in 1607. The first colony-wide militia was formed by Massachusetts in 1636 by merging small older local units, and several National Guard units can be traced back to this militia. The various colonial militias became state militias when the United States became independent. The title "National Guard" was used from 1824 by some New York State militia units, named after the French National Guard in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette. "National Guard" became a standard nationwide militia title in 1903, and specifically indicated reserve forces under mixed state and federal control from 1933.
Up for sale is a promotional backpack in black
Holds a large laptop
Looks like can hold a bicycle helmet also
Lots of storage
Cell phone pocket on shoulder strap, removable
Side pockets are bit small
Two laced areas for soft goods (sweaters, rain coats, ponchos)
Polyester and vinyl (pleather)...
So I bought a house with a garage full of junk but there is some cool stuff.
There are a few file cabinets full of old military manuals, pictures/posters and magazines. Black military dress boots (several pairs and sizes). Not too sure what any of it is worth but I'd like to get something out...
We were discussing M14 rifles in another thread. Which got me to wondering. In my experience in the Regular Army, we had the M14 rifle until about April or May, 1970. At that time we turned them in and received new M16-type rifles.
The When I separated from the army, I had time left on my...
If this thread belongs elsewhere, please movie it.
"U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma. Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation...
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Armed Robots Fight Alongside Soldiers at National Guard Exercise
But while the robot is delivering the effects, "it is a human that is pushing the button that...