Are you a veteran if you served in the National Guard?
No. H.R. 1025 passed the House in 2012 but has not yet passed the Senate. Currently, you are only considered a veteran if you served on a Title 10 tour of duty. 99% of all National Guard active duty is served on Title 32. H.R. 1025 won't cost the government a penny, but until it becomes law, service in the National Guard does not make a person a veteran.
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Answer . \nThe Guard Unit from Waterbury, Vt. was formed by Col. Rex W. Morse, and he took his troops to war in the South Pacific . The armory is now known as the Col. Rex Morse, Memorial Armory.There is substancial information on this at the library ( historical society) in Waterbury.
Can men who served in the Army National Guard wear uniforms for a ceremony once they are discharged?
\n. \n Yes - Conditionally \n. \n. \nYou may as long as:\n1. You were Honorably discharged.\n2. You are not using the your status or uniform to promote a political cause/candidate.
Yes, you are a veteran. Despite what many people think, veterans don't require war-time service. Simply serving for our nation gives you full legal and moral status as a veteran. Thank you for your service.
Every year, your unit clerk is suppose to furnish you with your yearly points status.
Any person who has ever served their nation in a military uniform is a veteran.
If you served in the Coast Guard, then yeah you are a veteran. The Coast Guard is a branch of the military, so people in the Coast Guard are soldiers.
Veterans served for a variety of reasons. Some served to get awayfrom home, some for a education, some following in familyfootsteps, and some following their dreams.
The statutory definition of veteran is quite different. If you served on active duty or you were injured while performing active or inactive duty for training in the National Guard then you are a veteran who may be entitled to federal benefits. Service in a combat zone or period of war is not a dete…rminant of 'veteran' status under federal law. See 38 CFR 3.6 and 3.7 (MORE)
See website: US National Guard.. Note: Even though the National Guard is a STATE military, it is still governed by the US Federal Government. The commander in chief for the state National Guard is their respective state Governor, but if the Governor violates Federal Law, then the Guard can be activ…ated (mobilized) as a Federal US Army unit. This prevents one state from going to war with another state; for example Arizona doing battle with California; or Texas going to war with Oklahoma. During the 1930's the governor of Arizona was going to use his Arizona Army (National Guard) to commence war against the US Government over water rights (a dam construction project). If that would have occurred, the US would simply activate the Arizona Army Guard, thus making them a regular US Army unit. Governor Wallace used his Alabama Army (National Guard) to enforce Alabama segregation laws in the 1960's; the US government activated his Alabama Guard, making them a US Army unit, and reversed Governor Wallace's orders. (MORE)
1966 to 1969 doesn't sound correct. The normal obligation for a man during the war was 6 years. 2 years active duty (Regular Army), and then 4 years inactive duty (subject to emergency call up). OR 6 years in the Army National Guard. The government knew many men had enlisted in the Guard to avoid Re…gular Army service, and restricted many benefits for the Guard, partly, on such accounts. In fact, one of the many forms of punishment for AWOL Guardsmen, was "placed on active duty with the Regular Army." The US Army had a stockade (Jail); not so the Guard.. Times have changed, and so has standards, policies, and people's attitudes. During the war, Vietnam Vets weren't even allowed to join veteran groups such as the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)...which is one of the reasons, they founded their own organization in 1978; the VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America). One of the VVA's policies/motto's is that they "will never turn their backs on anther veteran"; as their fellow countrymen did to them.. The veteran Guardsman needs to have a copy of his NGB Form 22 (or equivalent) and contact the VA IN WRITING. Words over the telephone will NOT help. The NGB Form (National Guard Bureau) is the Guard's equivalent to the Regular Army's DD-214 discharge document. 1966 & 1969 are also Vietnam Era years; contacting the VVA "in person" might also be helpful. Again, over the phone, even with the VVA (they change with time also, and there could be some difficulties; depending upon personalities, etc.). (MORE)
50 states and it's possessions and territories are opportunities to serve in the Guard/Reserves; land or air. There's no Navy National Guard.
It depends on the rating of the disability. If it is above 40%, you can't join.
By definition, a veteran is someone that served in the military. There are other used of the term for those that have been in jobs and skill sets for long periods of time. But the use of veteran for Vetereans Day is specific to the military type.
1. Four (4) US Air National Guard F-100 Super Sabre Squadrons deployed to South Vietnam and flew approximately 30,000 combat sorties: A. Colorado Air National Guard 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) B. New Mexico Air National Guard 188th TFS C. Iowa Air National Guard 174th TFS D. New York Air N…ational Guard l38th TFS 2. Eight (8) US Army National Guard (ARNG) units deployed to South Vietnam; more than 7,000 US Guardsmen served in country (Republic of South Vietnam); 97 fell in battle. A. Alabama ARNG 650th Medical Detachment B. Idaho ARNG 116th Engineer Bn C. Illinois ARNG 126th Supply Co D. Indiana ARNG "D", 151st Infantry (LRRP); the only Guard ground maneuver unit in Vietnam. 151st suffered 2 men KIA and over 100 men wounded. E. Kentucky ARNG 2/138th Field Artillery F. New Hampshire ARNG 3/197th Field Artillery G. Rhode Island ARNG 107th Signal Co H. Vermont ARNG 131st Engineer Co This list does NOT include USAR (US Army Reserve units/US Air Force Reserve units nor US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Marine Corps units). USAR-Strictly federal (not state) and as a general rule they (during Vietnam) supplied men only; no war machines...tanks, trucks, artillery, etc. USAR were generally addministrative in nature: Admin, medical, supply, etc. AIR NG-Had their own jet fighter planes ARMY NG-Had their own artillery and tanks Rhode Island National Guard's 115th MP Company (now a Brigade) was activated and sent up to the USMA in April 1968. From November 1968 individuals from the 115th were levied to Vietnam. They served with distinction with the First Cavalry,the 1st Infantry Division, the 101st Airborne, The Americal Division, the 9th Infantry, the 11th Armored Cavalry, and the 18th Military Police Brigade. (MORE)
Amongst several Air National Guard units in Vietnam, four squadrons of the F-100 Super Sabres deployed to Vietnam: These Guard Squadrons flew approximately 30,000 combat sorties during the war.. 1. Colorado Air National Guard. 2. Iowa Air National Guard. 3. New Mexico Air National Guard. 4. New …York Air National Guard (MORE)
Are you considered a Vietnam veteran if you served in the active military from June 1974 until December 1975 and in the National Guard from December 1975 until Jan 1980?
A Viet Nam veteran is someone who was actually in Viet Nam. You can say you are a Viet Nam era soldier, but MOST troops were pulled out in 1973 and completed in 1975 during the fall of Saigon.
How many years will you have to serve in the National Guard until you can retire with full benefits?
You must complete 20 yrs. of credited service with a 20 yr. letter stating you have accomplished this requirement.
Absolutely! Any service in the military qualifies you as a 'veteran.' The distinction is differences in benefits. However, since you served on active duty more than 180 days during wartime, you would be eligible to earn the same benefits of an active duty member with the same service and duty time.
Any military service qualifies you as a 'veteran.' However, this does not automatically qualify you for Department of Veterans' Affairs benefits. These benefits are tied to specific qualifications such as service-connected disability or participation in G.I. Bill Educational Benefit programs.
During the Viet war US males had an obligation of 6 years in the reserves or guard. If the man did 2 years active duty when he was discharged he still had 4 years to go, albeit as INACTIVE reservists. Inactive reservists didn't have to wear the uniform nor attend monthly drills (they didn't get paid… either) but they were subject to call up. After Vietnam, the 6 years was raised to 8 years. (MORE)
During the Viet War, a man had to either do 2 yrs in the US Army, or 6 yrs in the Guard or USAR (US Army Reserve). The USAR is new, compared to the Guard, the USAR was created in the early 20th century to provide a "pool" of administrative & support personnel for the Regular Army. Thus, nearly all o…f the USAR consists of support personnel and support units. Contrasted to the Guard's large amount of combat units (tanks, infantry, artillery). Sometime after 1975, the DA (Department of the Army) lengthened a serviceman's obligation from 6 to the current 8 years. This was largely due to the all volunteer army; no more draft; and a reduced military overall (de-activation of units-called retiring the colors). (MORE)
Three 20th century US Presidents were in the USAR (US Army Reserves established in the 20th century): Harry Truman, Missouri Army National Guard (Artillery); Ronald Reagon, USAR/California Army National Guard (Cavalry); George Bush JUNIOR, Texas AIR National Guard (F-102 Delta Dagger jet). With muc…h controversy over Bush's Delta Dagger being an obsolete jet, thus his being assigned to it to avoid combat in Vietnam; the F-102 Delta Dagger did serve in combat during the war, as both a ground attack fighter-bomber and an air to air combatant. Approximately 14 Delta Daggers were lost in Vietnam, one in aerial combat with a NVAF MiG-21 (shot down by an air to air missile on 03 February 1968), the USAF pilot, LT Wiggins was killed. NVAF LT. Nguyen Van Coc from the 921st Fighter Regiment was credited with the aerial victory. (MORE)
If in the national guard and ordered to active duty for training but did not go to war are you a veteran?
The term VETERAN denotes someone that has performed service as a member of the military . It does not denote a COMBAT veteran. The Veteran's Administration may make some distinction between service members that served different amounts of time on active duty. Check with their website for specific a…nswers to specific questions. (MORE)
Contact the VA on this topic; because their policies change. During the 1960s, 1970s, applications often said, (as an example) "must have served for 30 days or longer/or 60 days or longer/or 90 days or longer; on active duty." And sometimes those sentences had this on the end of them, "...on active …duty NOT FOR TRAINING." (MORE)
You were in the national guards form 1965-1973 federally activated for the Michigan Detroit Riot in 1967 are you a veteran?
Now, all you have to do is see what the VA guidelines are for those years: 30 days active duty for other than training? 15 days active duty for other than training? Etc. You'll need copies of your written orders of course.
The normal questions from the VA during those years was usually, "how many days active duty, discounting active duty FOR TRAINING...?" However, times have changed, contact them again and see if government policies have been re-adjusted. After all, the Guard has been used heavily for over-seas deploy…ments these past few years, see what benefits exist from the government today. (MORE)
George W. Bush served in the Air National Guard . Bill Clinton enlisted into the National Guard, then canceled his enlistment when he became certain he wouldn't be drafted. . Harry S. Truman served in the Army National Guard 15 other presidents served in various state and other militias before …the formation of the National Guard in 1903. (MORE)
DD-214 showing 180 Days or more of active duty service. Does not include Training. You can claim 5 points with that alone. 10 points needs a SF-15 to be filled out. Visit opm.gov has a guide for further information.
Yes, after 6 years of service or getting deployed. A different perspective: No. Unless you were deployed or did 180 days of active duty. A difference of opinion has risen here. Anyone with information regarding the regulation that covers this, please provide it to solve this dilemma.
yes if the member was deployed for over 180 days of active service. It is my understanding that they do not count active duty for training. I was in the Guard, and remember doing the same thing in basic as US and RA members did there and in AIT. Does their training time count toward the 180 da…ys to be considered a veteran? (MORE)
The Georgia Department of defense is comprised of the 11,000members of the Georgia Army Natonal Guard, 2,800 Airmen of theGeorgia Air Ntional Guard, 670 volunteers of the Georgia StateDefense Force, and 500 State employees for a total strenth ofapproximately 15,000 (Source Ga. DoD. Annual Report 201…3) (MORE)
Normally if you are injured during drilling status, it would fall under workmans compensation. If it occured during title 10, you can be eligible for med/disability benefits. That depends on the injury and the rating the med. staff awards you.
You need to prove your disability with a mountain of paperwork from the day it began and so forth. If you have all the forms needed then you make a claim with the V.A. Then the medical benefits kick in if approved afterwords but only for the disability in question.
Medical no. Disability, you would need paperwork of line of duty injury, and if it occured while on title 10 ect. You basically need a paper trail.
This is quite a debatable question. You are a veteran of the NG, but do you qualify for certain VA benefits? The VA will always have a different answer and can explain to you what you actually qualify for.
1. There are exceptions to every rule. 2. Generally, a specified number of ACTIVE DUTY days (such as 90 days) was generally acceptable to attain veteran status...OTHER than for training. 3. Injuries/wounds received in the line of duty might also count for veteran status (part of the exception to… the rules). 4. Each Veterans Benefit (medical, housing, educational, etc.) might have a different criteria for a definition of "military veteran", (another possible exception to the rules). An Army/Air Force National Guardsmen must contact the veteran benefit agency that he's interested in to see whether or not he's qualified or not. He "might" find that he meets the standards of a vet for one benefit, but not another one. Each state also has their own definitions for veterans, some states offer benefits that other states don't. For example, in California there used to be a "Cal-Vet" home loan, which was in addition to the Federal "GI Bill" home loan. The Cal-Vet allowed (California) ex-GIs to buy a home cheaper but required a cash down payment...the Federal GI bill did not require a cash down payment (as one example). (MORE)
Too many to list. I myself served with the 134th Maintenance Company under the 1st Army.
Yes- you are a veteran if you have served in any branch of the military forces. Please note that some veteran's BENEFITS are based on specific military service.
If it was through some type of time machine then you are a super veteran.
NYS does not recognize National Guard and Reserves as veterans even after completion of their military obligations. Most (if not all) State and City applications with veterans preferences do not recognize National Guard/Reserve service, regardless of how long or honorable it was. The simple rule use…d is if active for more than 180 days is considered a vet. (MORE)
The coast guard is a branch of the military. Most small boat operations in armed conflicts are driven by a coastie . Most of the landing craft driven onto the beaches of normandy where skippered by the coast guard. They are armed and even go on special ops missions with teams like the seals. They al…so board drug running boats and shot 50cal machine guns . A far cry from lifeguards (MORE)
Some stay in the active reserves and so are available for militaryservice in the event of a a war or national emergency. Some sharetheir military experiences with high school students and others.Most of them serve the same as non-veterans in their jobs and theircommunity service.
No, it is a civilian organization. Under title 14, chatper 23 of the USC, it is clearly stated to be "nonmilitary".
One year? Unlikely. Normally members of the Guard serve 6 to 8 yrs. of obligated service.
Most notable was Harry S. Truman who served with the Missouri Army National Guard during WW1.
Why do guards keep a constant watch at the tomb of the unknown veteran in Arlington national cemetery?
in the paper i have it said to honer soldiers and keep picnickers and others away.
National Guard does not have a basic training, you are sent to basic training with other members of the Army whether they are in active or reserve status. No, you will not become a veteran if you fail to complete basic with any branch.
You are considered a National Guard vet. As far as benefits go, the V.A. will tell you what you qualify for.
The National Guard Armory served the army during the war in supplying them armors and other weapons but now many armories have been converted into schools or studios for film making.
Not exactly. Most firms and agencies look for active duty service with a DD-214 honorable discharge. National Guard is part time service that provides a NGB-22 upon discharge.