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I LOVE IT
CBRN Specialist (Current Employee), Lincoln, NEJuly 20, 2014
Pros: great benefits, not too many hours
Cons: could deploy, dangerous tasks, time away from family.
National Guard is definitely a great way to serve your country without a making a total commitment to your every day life. I have learned career and professional skills while working with the National Guard. The people that you meet here will be true connections that are hard to make in other jobs. I have gotten many references for other jobs and helpful – more... tips for my professional career while with the people in my unit. – less
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A good balance of army and civilian lifestyles
2nd Lieutenant, Platoon Leader (Current Employee), Fort WorthJuly 19, 2014
-Training
-Leadership is good
-keeps you in shape
-Networking
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Military
Michigan National Guard unit rank of E4 specialist (Former Employee), MichiganJuly 18, 2014
Military life, Great place to get the training you need for a job in the real world.
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Military Job
Food Service Specialist/Cook (Current Employee), PRJuly 17, 2014
It's the military, work all hours but I do enjoy working in the kitchen and cooking for my fellow soldiers. My supervisors are great they allow to better my skills in a job I already enjoy with a passion.
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Fufilling job with great benefits
Specialist - E4 - Truck Driver (Current Employee), Chadron, NEJuly 17, 2014
Typical day includes preventative maintenance, basic military operations,i.e. studying first aid, convoy operations. I have learned how to drive large vehicles such as tractor trailers, attention to detail, greater responsibility, leadership skills. The management and co-workers were exceptional with experience and ethics. The hardest part of the job – more... is the occasional long days that puts a lot of stress on body and mind. The most enjoyable is when executing your skills in training. – less
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very productive and educational experience
Unit Supply Specialist (Former Employee), New Castle, DEJuly 17, 2014
the national guard is awesome. it's an outstanding workforce to be in. i learned many things and many experiences through the job, especially knowing how to deal with people. I recommend this to anyone who wants to further their career and education.
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productive
91 C Utilities Equipment Repairer (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALJuly 17, 2014
Learn many new procedures and you will learn how to cope with life situations using the military
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Fast Pace work environment with incredible people
Recruiters Assistant (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAJuly 16, 2014
Pros: staff was like family, very close.
Cons: short breaks
Sets policy and administers the program.
•Maintains and updates this handbook, guidelines, and other RAP materials.
•Answers policy and procedural questions from field units and other offices.
•Coordinates RAP procedures and requirements
•Perform office duties such as answering telephones
•Handle the transfer of confidential classified documents
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Solid Part time job
Platoon Leader (Current Employee), Walbridge, OHJuly 16, 2014
The national guard is a very good part time job for me. I work one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year.
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Great Life Lessons
Specialist (Former Employee), Maryland and AlabamaJuly 16, 2014
Great way to gain life skills and grow as an individual, not the best managed organization.
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Rewarding job with opportunity to provide education and promote health with military clients.
RN Case Manager State (Former Employee), Round Rock, TXJuly 16, 2014
Pros: client interaction
Cons: lower range of pay scale for rn through contractor.
Medical Readiness for the MIARNG is challenging position. Rewarding personal interaction with the mmilitary personnell and opportunity for improving health outcomes through client education and coordination of services.
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GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT
Supervisor- Joint Operations Center (Former Employee), ST Croix USVTJuly 16, 2014
Great work environment with numerous opportunities for advancement
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Proud to Serve
Infantry/ Transportation Specialist (Current Employee), WashingtonJuly 15, 2014
Pros: everything is great
Cons: being away from family
The United States Army NG is a great branch of the military and offer plenty of advancement and a chance to change our life. You will report 1 weekend out of the month and 2 weekend once a year for annual training (AT). What happens through out the day really depends on your job and your rank. The management and co workers are people who all have the – more... same motive as you and that is to serve and protect the United States of America. I love everything about the job and wouldn't give it up for anything. The only hard part about being a soldier is going on deployment and being away from family and friends for a long period of time. – less
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Training to be sufficant in search and rescue of civilians.
Search and Rescue Technician (Current Employee), Anniston, ALJuly 15, 2014
Pros: i gained the confidence that i can get anything done.
Cons: the military orders end october this year.
A typical day would start with physical training. I learned how to be a better leader. My management was always clear on the direction the team was going. My co workers as a whole where always motivated and dedicated to the job. There really isn't a hard part of my job other than they are temperary orders and I must say good bye. I enjoy working out – more... in the mornings and set the pace and standard for physical training. – less
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Exciting job that provides a lot of challenges and experiences that allow personnel to grow as leaders.
Battalion S6 NCOIC (Current Employee), Montevideo, MNJuly 15, 2014
Pros: leadership training
Typically work one weekend a month and a two week annual training during the summer. I enjoy the challenge of conducting different training opportunities and the chance to mentor younger soldiers to become future leaders.
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great way to learn new things
Sergeant (E-5) (Current Employee), Fort Lee, VAJuly 15, 2014
Pros: benefits, experience, training
Cons: very busy non stop
Always a fun work environment to learn new things, great benefits with a lot of potential to make a lot of money.
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Hard but fun
Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Washington, DCJuly 15, 2014
-day to day is tough.
-hard work and persistence are the key to success.
-management were very time demanding.
-co-workers were team oriented
-fieldwork was the hardest part
-leaning new occupational skills is most rewarding and enjoyable
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I enjoyed being in the Army, and I loved my job as a truck driver.
Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator (truck driver) (Current Employee), Four Different StatesJuly 15, 2014
A typical day in the Army National Guard is a little hard to explain. We had formation in the morning, and then we were told what needed to be done for the day, then all NCO's were in charge of making sure that every task was completed before we were released for the day.
I learned so much from being in the Army, I learned how to work in a team or work – more... alone, I learned how to problem solve and trouble shoot, I learned how to lead and be led. I learned respect for others, how to speak to people professionally, I learned the meaning of being on time (if you are on time, you are late). I learned how to work under horrible pressure, and I learned how to work when there was no stress at all. I learned values, like selfless services, loyalty, honesty, respect, integrity.
The others Soldiers that I served with (for the most part) were all great people. We all go along and really worked together as a team to ensure everything that needed to get done was done and was done in a timely manner. Team work really is the key in the Army.
The hardest part of being in the Army is being away from family, but that is something that we all know will and can happen when we join so we learn how to deal with that. There are other stressful things about being in the military, but the hardest part is being away from home.
I can not say there is just one thing that is the best about being in the Army. There are several wonderful things about being in the Army and loving your job and what you do. And I hope to find a job in the civilian side that I can find as much joy in. – less
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Fast pace exciting work environment
11B Infantryman (Current Employee), Coastvill PAJuly 15, 2014
The is filled with all types of jobs that may suit many different types of people from a combat related mos/job to a support mos/job.
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1 Weekend a month and 2 weeks very summer
Staff Sergeant (Current Employee), Stow, OHJuly 15, 2014
Pros: 1. the pay is good for a weekend of work, 2. it is a weekend a month away from the normal routine, 3. where else can you get paid to practice firing weapons at targets?, 4. gained knowledge/leadership experience and coursework certificates = great resume material, 5. the personal pride in being an american and defending our constitution
Cons: 1. the possibility of deploying to another country and being away from family for a year, 2. no health benefits unless you pay for them yourself through tricare reserve select, 3. employers won't say it but it is an inconvenience for weekend training and 2 weeks of training
All in all, being in the Ohio Army National Guard has been one of the best choices I have made in my life. As an E-6 I bring home about $500 for a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I am home every night after being released on most weekend training events. There are weekends you go to weapons qualifications, field training environments, etc. where you won't – more... be home every day but it's only a weekend. For me, it is a great "reset switch" from daily events. After training, I come home with a re-energized and disciplined mindset and that is a wonderful thing. – less

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