Learn more about the military

Is more than just a job. As a Guard Soldier you’ll respond when disaster strikes at home. You’ll also answer the call when your country needs
you around the world. This is our unique dual mission–serving both community and country.
Make it your mission today.


A strong military is created one way.

Training Overview

After a recruit decides to join the Military, they begin the training phase of service. During this time, they acquire the skills they need to be fully prepared for the beginning of their careers. In this section, discover the differences in training between enlisted and officers, learn about advanced training and more.

Our Today's Military overview pages show the various stages of a military career, from the joining process to training, working and taking advantage of military benefits. Continue your journey below.

My career timeline

Choose a path with purpose

In the Guard, you control where your career takes you. Use this tool to not miss the possibilities.

Find flexibility in the way you can serve

People who join the full-time Navy, Army or Air Force are commonly expected to work on a full-time basis. However has flexible work arrangements available such as the ability to work from home, work from another location or work outside your normal core hours.

With approval from your respective Service (Navy, Army or Air Force) and subject to service capability requirements, you may be able to work part-time to suit your current situation. Applications will only be considered after completion of recruit and Initial Employment Training, which will be several months after appointment.


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