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Learning
92Y / Unit Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Dillon, SCFebruary 27, 2015
Pros: experiences
Cons: away from family
The national Guard to me was a great learning curve that I think all American should go through. I got to travel the world and experience a lot of cultures in the process. I learned a lot of life skills that can be put towards just about any experience I encounter in the civilian world.
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Proud to be a member of the Maryland Army National Guard!
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman (Current Employee), Glen Burnie, MDFebruary 27, 2015
Pros: gi bill, survival skills
Cons: small time windows for training.
Learning new skills in security. The guard teaches you all skills that a active soldier would have. You just don't get all the training to get the muscle memory. I have awesome NCO's! Only doing weekends makes hard work to get the mission completed.
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Structured and Only work one weekend a month
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Current Employee), Greenbelt, MDFebruary 27, 2015
Monthly duties of a Petroleum Supply Specialist in the National Guard.
Duties that are required for being apart of the National Guard.
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Hard work that develops you into a professional
Specialist (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 26, 2015
There's a lot of sacrifices that you have to make. In the end this all gives you time management skills as well as discipline. There are a lot of rules and regulations that you have to follow.

What you put into it, you will definitely get out.
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Military environment with civilian co-workers
Financial Services Technician (Current Employee), Boise, IDFebruary 26, 2015
Typical office environment - working with multiple computer systems to ensure prompt payment of outstanding contracts
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Awesome people and learning environment
Petroleum Supply Specialist (92F) (Current Employee), Shelbyville, INFebruary 26, 2015
Pros: being a part of something worthy
Cons: n/a
A typical day at work is roll call followed by an awesome experience daily. I find myself looking forward to the next weekend drill every month. The co-workers are friendly and knowledgeable and are willing to help. the hardest part of the job is training out in the elements but the most rewarding is the experience you get from the training.
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good people
transportation operator (Former Employee), Sturgis MiFebruary 26, 2015
Pros: learn new things and meet many new people
Cons: deployments
formation at 0730 receive daily task and perform given task. stack trailers and properly secure them downwith chains and binders and un load other trailers and then re-stack them.
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Hard place to work
Infantry Specialist (Current Employee), River Falls, WIFebruary 25, 2015
Pros: involves a lot of teamwork
Cons: repetitive
Working at Quality Pork Products is a very labor intensive job. Most of the jobs are very repetitive and can be boring. All that being said, you build teamwork skills that a lot of other industries can not duplicate.
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Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 25, 2015
Trained in all areas of Human Resources, skilled in Personnel record keeping, Data entry, Automation, Awards, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and many payroll programs i.e. Oracle) typing speed 50 WPM.!
A!ssigned to Illinois Army National Guard state headquarters!
Team Leader: !
Break large projects down into smaller pieces, prioritize goals and assigned as seen fit, strong training skills. ! Trained and supervised seven soldiers in the Human Resources Office and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.!
Streamlined and maintained a record system that increased office output by 7%.!
Provided and organized daily reports and notification for unit commanders.!
Instrumental in the deployment of Illinois Army National Guard 33BCT Unit during the years of 2006-2008, also facil!itated soldiers reintegration. !
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Average place to work.
Signal support specialist (Former Employee), Mayagüez, PRFebruary 25, 2015
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: not enough family time
Average place to work with a lot of improvisation and lack of planning. Poor leadership from superiors. You really need to be moved for the military to be able to stay.
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It's an okay organization
Specialist - Engineer (Former Employee), Summerville, SCFebruary 24, 2015
It's a great organization, it literally depends on the company leadership. Active duty is probably better. The typical day, as stated before depends on your MOS.
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Grea way to help out your community and serve your country
ARTILLERY SPECIALIST (Current Employee), KentuckyFebruary 24, 2015
A typical day revolves around training for your job and ensuring you are physically and mentally prepared for any tasks that might be asked of you.
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A place to grow you talents
Indirect Fire Infantry (Current Employee), Mt. Pleasant PAFebruary 24, 2015
Pros: exciting work environment
Cons: intensive training
The Army National Guard has given me, many life lessons, and many skills I use in my everyday life. You meet a diverse people from all backgrounds. Leadership actually cares about you and your future in the army.
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Very competitive
Infantry (Current Employee), Biloxi, MSFebruary 24, 2015
Pros: benefits
Cons: no breaks on drill
I Drive the Equipment for long hours at a time, and inspect the machinery. I also am trained to use the weapons, and also am required to do gate guard. Gate guard is when you are a security guard at the front gate and check the visitors I.D.
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Amazing part time job
2nd Lieutenant 92A (Current Employee), ArizonaFebruary 23, 2015
Pros: great benefits
Cons: can be stressful
I am impressed with the dedication of those who participate in the Army National Guard. There is a lot to learn, but the best thing about joining the National Guard is the comraderie found with in.
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Loved every moment serving
Infantryman (Former Employee), Duluth, MNFebruary 23, 2015
Pros: everything
Cons: away from home
One of the hardest things i've had to do at the age of 17 but one of the proudest things i've ever got to experience, loved everyone in my platoon like a brother. The harderst part of all was being away from loved ones at times but I also loved the things i got to see and experience.
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Its the Army
74D, CBRN (Current Employee), MinnesotaFebruary 23, 2015
i learned basic survival skills, how to survive in a combat zone and to always put my battle buddies before myself, how to do my job as a CBRN in the United States Army
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Productive working place, with plenty to learn.
Fire Support Specialist/Forward Observer (13F) (Current Employee), Coos Bay, ORFebruary 23, 2015
Working withing the national guard you learn a lot. There is always more that you can learn. The hardest part of the job would have to be remembering everything because we only work one weekend out of the month. And two weeks in the summer.
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Best decision of my life.
Combat Medic / Healthcare Specialist (Current Employee), Eastover, SCFebruary 22, 2015
Pros: free meals, discipline, stable environment.
Cons: hectic schedule.
Being in the US Military may be the best decision of my life. It has helped me become a very disciplined individual, respectful of other peoples time and effort. Helped me respect a stable work environment. Being in the military has helped me see different individuals with different backgrounds and understand and respect everyone. Being on time is crucial to the completion of any mission. Respect is of high value in the work place. Loyalty helps you stay true to yourself and the company.
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It's the army.
Supply Specialist (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 22, 2015
Pros: free lunches, the base is surrounded by great places
Cons: long drive back home, and parking was terrible sometimes.
Everything has its ups and downs. The army is no different. A typical work day on a weekend in the NG is first formation in the wee hours of morning, the 1st tells the unit what the goal of the day is and what he expects from each section and how he expects it done. You check in with your section Sergeant and he tells you your goal of the day, it's always a workload that everyone plays a part in. That's both good and bad because sometimes you have the ones that want to do their job and go home happy they earned their pay check for the weekend, and then you have the ones that think it's social hour.

One hour lunch, sometimes two. You come back fat and full, with either all of your work done already or just half of it. Depends on how motivated you were. And trust me, you'll always have people pulling you this way and that so your work is never really done unless they send you to motor pool, then that's a whole different ball game. woo!

You do the same thing Sunday, except Sundays are longer and you do even more work than you did Saturday and it will leave you wondering..."Why didn't we do this Saturday? And just have an easier Sunday." Expect the worst on Sundays.

The people you meet in your unit will either be great or you'll be screaming for a transfer. I am friends with EVERYONE in my unit because I stay out of other folks business and do my job, and I'm just a generally friendly person that sits back and observes rather than get involved ya know? The pay is good too.

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