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Rhode Island
National Guard

The nation oldest military branch, the Rhode Island Army National Guard consists of more than 2,200 members serving both state and federal governments. The Rhode Island Army National Guard has served and remains a active force in the Global War on Terrorism, with units that have deployed worldwide in direct support of national security objectives. In times of local emergencies and natural disasters, The Rhode Island Guard is called upon to provide military support to civil authorities. Despite being the smallest state, Rhode Island is the only state with a Special Forces unit, a Special Operations Detachment unit, and an Airborne Infantry unit!


  • 56 Troop Command
  • 43rd Military Police Brigade

Armories and Recruiting Stations

Free College Benefits

State Education Benefits

Five classes per semester; wavier program.

''GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website athttp://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."

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