Guard and Reserve
National Guard Educational Benefits
In addition to federal education benefits (Reserve Montgomery GI Bill), all states offer additional educational benefits for members of the National Guard. These programs are operated, funded, and managed under the laws of the individual state, not the federal government. In most cases, both the Reserve Montgomery GI Bill and the Active Duty GI bill may be used at the same time with State educational programs.
National Guard Tuition Assistance
The National Guard offers excellent education benefits . Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) (as opposed to those opportunities which may exist in your state) is available through FTA funds are authorized for vocational-technical, undergraduate, graduate, independent study, and distance learning programs. Courses must be offered by institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Army Commissioned Officer Career Information
Detailed information for Army National Guard and Reserve commissioned officer careers, including information about promotions, assignments, evaluation reports, education programs and requirements, and more.
Army Enlisted Promotion Basics (Reserves)
Basic qualification criteria for enlisted promotions in the United States Army Reserves.
Army IRR Musters
The Army plans a physical muster of about 10,000 Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Soldiers beginning in March. In the past, members of the IRR weren't required to physically report for muster, due to funding reasons. However, following a successful test program last year, the Army has initiated a physical muster program. Soliders required to muster will receive official orders.
It is different when a National Guard unit deploys. The "total force" includes active duty and reserve component service members. And while the missions that like units go on are identical, there are differences in the way active duty and reserve components deploy.
Cumulative roster of National Guard and Miliary Reserve mobilized in support of Iraq and the "War on Terrosim."
National Guard (Army) Sniper School
The National Guard Sniper School, established in 1993 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, has come of age in one important way. The U.S. Army accredited it last December. It will soon get the chance to train active Army soldiers in the deadly art and science of deliberately stalking and killing the enemy without remorse and from distances that are hard to fathom.
National Guard Education Benefits
In addition to federal education benefits, all states offer additional educational benefits for members of the National Guard. These programs are operated, funded, and managed under the laws of the individual state. State education benefits for National Guard members can be found on this page.
Navy Full Time Support (FTS) Program
Navy Full Time Support (FTS) sailors are members of the Navy Reserves who perform full-time active duty, receiving the same pay, allowances, and benefits as active duty members. The purpose of the Full Time Support (FTS) program is to train and administer the Navy Reserve.
Reserve DT and HM Nursing Degree Program
A new program is now offered to Hospital Corpsman (HM) and Dental Technician (DT) drilling Reservists who are interested in pursuing a Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree (BSN). This new drilling option allows a drilling HM or DT to earn drill pay and credit for attending school.
Reserve Temporary Health Care Benefits
DOD has announced that it will implement the “2004 Temporary Reserve Health Benefit Program” for certain eligible Reserve Component sponsors and their family members. There are three temporary Tricare benefit provisions included; some are effective as of Nov. 6, 2003, and all expire Dec. 31, 2004.
Military personnel who have been deployed or mobilized are not required to make student loan payments during their absences. Federal regulations require lenders to postpone the student loan program payments of active duty military personnel. This applies to members of the Guard and Reserves who have been called to active duty.
Telecommuting in the Navy Reserves
Increased flexibility is the order of the day for U.S. Naval Reservists, and the Navy is ready to serve. The Naval Reserve Force has authorized telecommuting as an appropriate means of performing inactive duty training (IDT), allowing many Reservists an alternative to long hours of travel.
Transfering from Guard/Reserve to Active Duty
Information and procedures about transfering from the National Guard or Reserve Military Forces to the Active Duty Forces.