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National Guard

The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. For 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. The mission of the Idaho Army National Guard is to protect, preserve and defend the lives, property and individual liberties of the citizens of Idaho and the United States, and to support and defend the constitutions of the State of Idaho and United States of America and the democratic traditions and institutions they embody. To learn more about becoming a member of the Idaho Army National Guard click the link above.


  • 116th Cavalry Brigade
  • Joint Forces Head Quarters
  • IDARNG Recruiting & Retention
  • 204th Regional Training Institute
  • 183rd Aviation Battalion

Armories and Recruiting Stations

State Education Benefits

Up to $4,000 a state fiscal year for FY17; Must apply online ONLY through GKO IDARNG education services web portal. Attach qualifying unofficial grades record from school & w9 to GKO online application within 30 days of class completion date. Must achieve C or better. Have 2 years before ETS on record. Not fail APFT or have flag on record BOTH at application date & before class ends.

Education Services Office

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What are the benefits?
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  • Fill out this form and a Guard recruiter will contact you to answer all of your questions.
  • Get the conversation started, with no obligations on your part.

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