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National Guard Careers Celebrate 376th Birthday In December

The first National Guard careers began 376 years ago. Since then, joining the National Guard has become a way of service for millions of Americans. These men and women have served throughout the world during times of conflict and peace.
    ALPHARETTA, GA, January 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Three hundred and seventy six years ago, the first National Guard careers began.

That's when the first American militia was founded. The militia was started in Massachusetts and required that all able-bodied men between 16 and 60 joined the militia. With this directive, the citizen-soldier was born. Today, around half a million American men and women serve their country in the National Guard, both at home and deployed around the globe.

On December 13, 2012, the Army held celebrations at National Guard headquarters throughout the world. From Kabul, to Bagram, to New York and Minnesota, cakes were cut and soldiers celebrated their part of a long-standing and rich history.

"The National Guard is the oldest branch of the U.S. military and it's important to recognize the role that these citizen-soldiers play in our military. They respond to state, federal and international crises and thousands of soldiers are currently serving in Afghanistan. We wish each National Guard soldier a very happy birthday to celebrate this momentous occasion," said Larry Fowler of ( is a website dedicated to providing potential citizen-soldiers with information relating to the National Guard. The site includes articles on topics such as joining the National Guard, including the requirements to join the National Guard, whether a soldier should enter as an enlisted soldier or through officer training programs and whether it's better to become an active duty or National Guard soldier.

Additionally, the site highlights certain National Guard careers, including construction supervisor, logistical specialist, combat engineer, Apache mechanic, Avenger repairer, ammunition specialist and cargo specialist. The site also helps potential soldiers know what they can expect to be paid as a National Guard soldier, both when they're enlisted and after retirement.

"National Guardsmen provide a valuable service for our country and if you're interested in joining the ranks of these citizen-soldiers, can help. Whether you're a prior service military member who's interested in extending your service, or you've never spent a day in the military, let help you navigate your way through the enlistment process," said Fowler.

About is an online resource that exists to help anyone who's interested in serving in the National Guard. The site has a wide range of informational articles, including information on joining the National Guard, the requirements to join the National Guard and National Guard careers. To learn more about joining the National Guard, please visit

Media Contact:
Larry Fowler
Alpharetta, GA

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