So what is it really like to be a member of the National Guard? Imagine that your community is in dire need of emergency help. Let’s say that a severe storm has hit your home town and now your neighbors are in need of food, water and medical attention. You will be trained and ready to respond at a moment’s notice so when you get the call- You will be the member of your community who stands up and lends a helping hand.
When you join the Oregon National Guard you get the best of both worlds because after you complete Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, you get to come back home and resume your regular life. You can go to college and enjoy the experience of being a regular student or you can pursue a civilian career. You will be able to live a normal life spending time with your friends and family while you serve your community, state and nation one weekend a month and two weeks a year.