Army National Guard
The Army National Guard (ARNG) is "one of the seven reserve components of the United States armed forces. It is also the organized militia of 54 separate entities: the 50 states, the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia." It is administered by the National Guard Bureau. The ARNG's "dual mission, a provision of the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Code of laws, results in each Soldier holding membership in both the National Guard of his or her state and in the U.S. Army or the U.S. Air Force." 
The ARNG is comprised of civilians who are involved part-time, commonly serving one weekend per month or two weeks in the summer. The ARNG can be mobilised by the U.S. President for federal military missions or by the governor of their state for local or state-based emergencies. 
Members of the Guard that Have Died Since 9/11
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Air National Guard
- Iraq Coalition Casualty Statistics
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. National Guard Troops along the U.S.-Mexico border
- Army National Guard, GlobalSecurity.org (last modified May 23, 2005). Includes links to units by state.
- Army National Guard Divisions, GlobalSecurity.org (last modified May 23, 2005). Includes links to National Guard Divisions.
- National Guard Fact Sheet: Army National Guard (FY2005) (posted May 3, 2006).
- U.S. National Guard in the Wikipedia.
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