About National Guard

The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. The difference between the Guard and other branches is that while Guard units are combat-trained and can be deployed overseas, they are just as likely to serve in their home communities—training just one weekend per month, and one two-week period each year.

During local emergencies, Guard
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  • National Guard photo: Soldier's at the armory gym
  • National Guard photo: Utah Army National Guard Volunteers
  • National Guard photo: High School Senior at Basic Training
  • National Guard photo: 19th Special Forces Group in Riverton, UT

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