The National Guard, which was founded on December 13, 1636 in Massachusetts, is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Four of the oldest units in the U.S. Army serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard today: the 181st Infantry Regiment, the 182nd Infantry Regiment, the 101st Field Artillery Regiment, and the 101st Engineer Battalion. Our Soldiers serve a dual-mission, protecting freedom at home and around the globe. In recognition of their work and sacrifice, they are entitled to a number of outstanding federal and state benefits. The state of Massachusetts provides an exclusive waiver which allows National Guard Soldiers to attend any of our state colleges or universities 100% free of tuition and academic fees! For nearly four centuries, the men and women of the Massachusetts Army National Guard have served with pride and honor. Contact us today to join them!