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Happy birthday National Guard

 
By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
Special to GUIDON

MSCoE teammates:

This month, we celebrate the National Guard’s 380 years of service, the oldest component of the Armed Forces.  

The National Guard lineage traces back to the earliest English colonies in North America, when on Dec. 13, 1636, three regiments of militia were formed in  Massachusetts.

The establishment of the militia signifies the first time our nation called upon her citizens to protect and defend her.  

This groundbreaking moment in our armed forces’ history made way for our military components and branches to come; defending the ideas of our forefathers and the American way of life.  

The brave men and women of the National Guard have fought for our freedom from the birth of our nation to the conflicts we face today.  Read More...