This is the History of Women in the National Guard

This is the history of women in the National Guard

In 1636 the first militia regiment was organized in Massachusetts. These units are the oldest in the military and with them came the creation of the National Guard. It wasn’t until 1956–320 years later–that women were allowed to join. Over the years, laws have changed, allowing women to join and serve their country along with the men that […]

Happy Birthday to the National Guard

Today, on their birthday, why not take the time to honor the members of this service that has been a vital part of our country for centuries?

The National Guard was established in 1636 as militias to guard British colonies. This makes the National Guard the oldest military organization in America, as the Army was not established until the Revolutionary War. During the revolutionary war, the members of the National Guard were given the nickname, The Minutemen due to their quick response […]

Guard counters tradition with full ranks amid economic boom

Booming economies have traditionally hammered military recruiting as would-be troops shun the services for well-paid civilian jobs. It’s a problem only exacerbated by war, with the prospect of combat giving recruits another reason to steer clear. So why is Colorado National Guard boss Maj. Gen Mike Loh smiling? “Recruiting and retention has really never been […]

Air National Guard senior NCO breaks barriers

By Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs With multiple deployments and unique assignments during her 29 plus years of military experience as a munitions system specialist, Chief Master Sgt. Kristen Miller has broken a few barriers along the way. Her resume speaks for itself, as does her caring dedication to helping shape […]

New York National Guard trains for real-world dangers

By Master Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, New York National Guard It was another day and another conspicuous venue for members of the New York National Guard’s 2nd Civil Support Team as they trained to track down and identify hazards at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium here on April 12. About a dozen members of the 2nd Civil […]