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Work on vehicles, reenforce combat training, attend classes
91B Wheel Mechanic (Current Employee), Phoenix, ArizonaDecember 23, 2014
Pros: benefits, meals are provided
Cons: you can be working for more than ten hours at a time
Typical day consist of physical fitness, work in a motor pool on several types of vehicles and trailers, attend various classes, reenforce combat training, travel to different sites for training.

Our leadership are flexible and proactive to soldiers needs and to current missions. They are great mentors and amazing leaders.

My fellow soldiers are supportive, – more... flexible, dependable, and they are family. I couldn't ask for better peers.

The hardest part of my job is that my unit can be called to duty at and moment and when we're on missions maintenance on vehicles can pile up, and we could be called out to recover vehicles at any given point of the day.

The most enjoyable part of the day is getting dirty and fixing different vehicles, I always learning something, its always a fun experience and could turn out to be an adventure – less
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A learning experience with great leaders.
Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee), Kalaeloa, HawaiiDecember 23, 2014
The hardest part of the job, not being able to reenlist! I learned so much about myself and challenged myself through physical and emotional strains that I never thought I would ever be able to accomplish. The friends, who I now consider as family I made a long the way are treasures in my life. The experience was unbelievable and will always keep with – more... me. – less
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Fun
Petroleum supply specialist (Current Employee), Pearl City, HIDecember 23, 2014
I learn a lot everyday from my sergeants. I listen to what they have to say and follow their orders.
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changing to the better
Guide on, Spc-4 Team leader (Former Employee), Corvallis, ORDecember 22, 2014
Pros: very hot, became a leader, achieve a life time dream.
Cons: n/a
We all know it takes a certain someone to go into college, trade schools, becoming a doctor or just not perusing anything in your life for that matter. I chose to be different and enlist myself into the Oregon Army National Guard, I Wanted the best most represent-able unit Oregon had to offer so i chose Bravo company 2/162 Infantry brigade. I served – more... a year in Iraq, did my job safely and effectively for not only myself or my family but for my co-partners that stood behind me over sea's. We all did our job and came home to a 100% Accountability. – less
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Absolutely the Best Organization I have worked for
Health Care Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TXDecember 22, 2014
Pros: free room and board health care during military activation
Cons: time consuming and time away from family
A typical day at work consist of constructing lesson plans for the next oncoming class. However after courses are completed we spend our day resetting the classroom for the next iteration of students. What I did learn being employed with this organization was maintaining deadlines, organization, and ways to improve from one integration to the next. – more... My coworkers on a regular basis maintain a high level of standard and maintain the organization inside and outside appearance by ensuring that there is a seamless process in preparation and in completion of courses led at the organization. The hardest part of the job is being flexible to the knowledge of the students and the skills that they arrive at the organization with. Maintaining uniformity not only can be difficult but however it allows for the easy transition from one day to the other. The most enjoyable part of the job was the team building. – less
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Good job if you want some extra cash on the weekends
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INDecember 22, 2014
I don't mind being in the Army National Guard. One weekend a month and two weeks a year. I basically sit aroound and don't do much.
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Great place
Platoon Sargent (Current Employee), Grants Pass, ORDecember 22, 2014
Fun and exiting people to work with and a great place to expand personally and professionally.
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Repairer (Current Employee), Avondale, AZDecember 21, 2014
I enjoy the guard. I enjoy the benefits, the experience and everything I have achieved since joining over three years ago.
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great job
team leader (Current Employee), warrenton vaDecember 21, 2014
one of the greatest jobs i have ever had.so proud to serve my country and be a team leader and taking care of my soldiers.the bonds i have made in the last eight years of being in the army national guard are amazing.
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Motivation is the name of the game
Mechanic, Squad (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMDecember 21, 2014
Pros: pt, combat skills, tech work
Cons: sitting around sometimes for hours waiting.
The day would start of waking up early for our early morning PT or physical training technical work and combat skills.
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a diverse and rewarding carrer choice
Military Police NCO (Current Employee), 218th BrigadeDecember 21, 2014
Pros: life benifits, occational travel, advancement opportunities
Cons: hectic hours, demanding tasks
The U.S Army National Guard is a very rewarding experience and great opportunity to develop various skills and work in all kinds of environment with people of all types of backgrounds. I have learned to lead and become a leader in intense situations. Everyone pulls together to accomplish a overall mission designated by the commanding officer. The hardest – more... part of the job would be often challenging task that require overseas travel. The most enjoyable part of my job is the bond that forms between people within the assigned teams. – less
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Great employment oppurtunity
Military Police (Current Employee), Manassas, VADecember 21, 2014
A typical day can be cleaning weapons, PMCSing vehicles, shooting on the range, and receiving training on various MP duties. The hardest part of the job is the physical ability required and the most enjoyable part is the accomplishment of qualifying on the range.
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I enjoyed riding on the Aircraft.
Supply Sergeant/Logistics Technician (Former Employee), North Little Rock, ARDecember 21, 2014
Pros: gaining knowledge and perspective into the world off aviation.
Cons: gov't funding and short of staff
I loved getting to know about the aircraft. I learned about the sensitive items it had attached to it . I had to insure accountability standards were met. I learned about its fuel system.
Since we were all in the Aviation Brigade, it was important that we understood all the working members of the aircraft.
The management was great to work with and for. – more... They gave all personnel reasonable deadlines and goals to accomplish.
The hardest and most challenging portion of this job was the availability of funds and staff. – less
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Motivated and proficient soldiers in our motor pool
91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic) (Current Employee), Eastover, SCDecember 20, 2014
Pros: benifits
I learned how to prepare field level maintenance on US Army automotive wheeled vehicles
Great Chain of Command
Motivated and proficient soldiers
Great experience working in a motor pool with fellow soldiers
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Motivational work environment with people who serve the United States
Cannon Crew Member (Current Employee), Columbus, OHDecember 19, 2014
Pros: serving my country, benefits
Cons: physical demands
- receiving and executing orders/ working in a fast paced highly demanding job mentally and physically
- learned to how lead and follow
- great co-workers from all walks of life
- hardest part being the physical demands
- most enjoyable part serving my country
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It's the Army!
Food Service Specialist and First Cook (Current Employee), Lynchburg, VADecember 19, 2014
It's the Army...it's hard work and it does not pay that well.
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Great start to my military career
Director of Human Resources (Colonel) (Former Employee), Lansing, MIDecember 18, 2014
Pros: very rewarding
Cons: balance between work and home
Duty assignment driven; typical day involved meetings, task and personnel management; short, near and long term planning of missions and operations. Managed civilians, lead Soldiers in both staff and various command assignments from company through brigade level. Hardest part of job was balance between professional requirements and home/family. A lot – more... of traveling, deployments, un-accompanied tours. Most enjoyable aspect of job was leading Soldiers. – less
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Being a soldier
Administration/Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee), Elizabethtown, PADecember 18, 2014
Pros: people friends
Cons: war
Basic training is hard but once that is over everything falls into place great place great people great environment *most of the time*
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Great place to learn and grow
Human Resources/ Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OhDecember 17, 2014
Pros: healthcare, diversity
Cons: contract position, budget cuts
Enjoyed working with Soldiers and Families to enroll into Insurance plan and trouble-shoot and solve issues that arise. Liked that each day was different and always learning new things.
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Great guys! I always look forward to going back!
91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic - Specialist (Current Employee), Moscow, IdDecember 17, 2014
Pros: always something new to learn
Cons: only once a month
Being a mechanic in the national guard has been the best decision I've made. We learn a lot of hands on and useful skills while working on the vehicles. It's been great learning more than just turning wrenches though. We are trained in first aid, hand-to-hand combat, survival skills and, most importantly, the chain of command. Because respect is something – more... demanded, I feel confident when walking into work. – less

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